Forthcoming Books

Kenya: The Struggle for a New Constitutional Order
Godwin Murunga, Duncan Okello and Anders Sjögren
11 December 2014

The aftermath of recent Kenyan elections has been marred by violence and an apparent crisis in democratic governance, with the negotiated settlement resulting from the 2007 election bringing into sharp focus longstanding problems of state and society. The broader reform process has involved electoral, judicial and security sector reforms, among others, which in turn revolve around...

Russia and Development
Capitalism, Civil Society and the State
Charles Buxton
11 December 2014

For Lenin, Russia was the weak link in the chain of imperialism. In 1917 the chain broke and for 70 years the Bolsheviks' state-led model of development stood out in radical opposition to the capitalism mainstream - up until the crash of the USSR in 1991. For present-day critics of the regime in Russia, criminal privatization and bureaucratic cronyism has reduced their country to 2nd class...

Debating Cultural Hybridity
Multicultural Identities and the Politics of Anti-Racism
Pnina Werbner and Tariq Modood (Eds)
8 January 2015

Why is it still so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? In what ways does racism continue to strike at the foundations of multiculturalism?

Bringing together some of the world's most influential postcolonial theorists, this classic collection examines the place and meaning of cultural hybridity in the context of growing global crisis, xenophobia and racism....

A Theory of Nonviolent Action
How Civil Resistance Works
Stellan Vinthagen
12 February 2015

In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973.

Employing a rich collection of historical and contemporary social movements from various parts of the world as examples - from the civil rights movement in America...