Forthcoming Books

Social and Solidarity Economy:
Beyond the Fringe
(Hardback)
Peter Utting
9 April 2015

As contexts of economic crises, vulnerability, inequality and climate change prompt a global debate on the meaning and trajectory of development, increasing attention is focusing on 'social and solidarity economy' as a distinctive approach to sustainable and rights-based development.

While we are beginning to understand what social and solidarity economy is, what it promises and...

The Racket
A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe
(Hardback)
Matt Kennard
9 April 2015

While working at the Financial Times, investigative journalist Matt Kennard uncovered a scam - a deception and rip-off of immense proportions.

Kennard's unbridled access over four years to the crème de la crème of the global elite left him with only one conclusion: the world as we know it is run by a squad of cigar-smoking men with big guns, big cash and a reach much...

First Measures of the Coming Insurrection
(Paperback)
Eric Hazan and Kamo
1 May 2015

We have witnessed a beginning, the birth of a new age of revolt and upheaval. In North Africa and the Middle East it took the people a matter of days to topple what were supposedly entrenched regimes. Now, to the west, multiple crises are etching away at a 'democratic consensus' that has, since the 1970's, plagued and suppressed any sparks of revolutionary potential. It is time to prepare for...

Advocacy in Conflict
Critical Perspectives on Transnational Activism
(Paperback)
Alex de Waal
14 May 2015

Conflicts in Africa, Asia and Latin America have become a common focus of advocacy by western celebrities and specialist advocacy organizations. This provocative volume delves into the realities of these efforts, which have often had to make major compromises of integrity in the pursuit of profile and influence, rather than the classic mass movements for social change which provide their...

Another World Is Possible
Popular Alternatives to Globalization at the World Social Forum
(Paperback)
William Fisher and Thomas Ponniah (Eds)
14 May 2015

In 2001 the first World Social Forum was held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The meeting was viewed by many at the time, as a new manifestation of the global Left, a people's opposition to the World Economic Forum which stood as the first real front to global capitalism since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, many activists and intellectuals on the left have become deeply critical of the...

Practising Feminist Political Ecologies
(Paperback)
Wendy Harcourt and Ingrid L. Nelson
14 May 2015

Destined to be the next big feminist political ecology text, the volume features some of the most exciting feminist scholars and activists working on FPE in this collective critique of the 'green economy'. It features the latest analysis of the post-Rio+20 debates with a nuanced reading of the impact of the current ecological and economic crisis on diverse women and their communities and...

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance
Lessons from the Arab World
(Paperback)
Maha El Said, Lena Meari and Nicola Pratt
14 May 2015

Ever since the wave of uprisings that swept the Arab world from the end of 2010, Arab women and their role in political transformations have received unprecedented media attention. The copious scrutiny and commentary, however, has yet to result in any serious study of the gender dynamics of political upheaval.

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance is the first book to...

The PKK
Coming Down from the Mountains
(Paperback)
Paul White
14 May 2015

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is infamous for its violence. The struggle it has waged for Kurdish independence in south-eastern Turkey has cost in excess of 40,000 lives since 1984. Less known, however, is the fact that the PKK now embraces a non-violent end to the conflict, with its leader Abdullah Öcalan having ordered his fighters to ceasefire and engage in a negotiated...

Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong
(Paperback)
Morten Jerven
11 June 2015

Not so long ago, Africa was being described as the ‘Hopeless Continent’. Recently, though, talk has turned to ‘Africa Rising’, with enthusiastic voices exclaiming the potential for economic growth across many of its countries. What, then, is the truth behind Africa’s growth, or lack of it?

In this provocative book, Morten Jerven fundamentally...

Change Everything
Creating an Economy for the Common Good
(Paperback)
Christian Felber
11 June 2015

Is it possible to imagine businesses whose bottom line is not profit and endless growth, but human dignity, justice, democracy and sustainability? Or an alternative economic model untainted by the greed and breakdown of current financial systems?

Christian Felber says it is. Moreover, in Change Everything he shows how we might go about making it a reality. The Economy for the...

Decolonizing Solidarity
Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles
(Paperback)
Clare Land
11 June 2015

In this highly original and much-needed book, Clare Land interrogates the often fraught endeavours of activists from colonial backgrounds seeking to be politically supportive of Indigenous struggles. Blending key theoretical and practical questions, Land argues that the predominant impulses which drive middle-class settler activists to support Indigenous people cannot lead to successful...

A Theory of Nonviolent Action
How Civil Resistance Works
(Paperback)
Stellan Vinthagen
13 August 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...

North Korea: State of Paranoia
(Paperback)
Paul French
13 August 2015

North Korea continues to make headlines, arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure. The world’s most secretive nuclear power, it still has Gulag-style prison camps, allows no access to the Internet and bans its people from talking to foreigners without official approval. In this remarkable and eye-opening book, internationally best-selling author Paul French examines in forensic...

A Kingdom in Crisis (B-Format)
(Paperback)
Andrew MacGregor Marshall
12 November 2015

Struggling to emerge from a despotic past, and convulsed by an intractable conflict that will determine its future, Thailand stands at a defining moment in its history. Scores have been killed on the streets of Bangkok. Freedom of speech is routinely denied. Democracy appears increasingly distant. And many Thais fear that the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to unleash even greater...