Forthcoming Books

Common Space
The City as Commons
(Paperback)
By Stavros Stavrides
15 February 2016
Space is both a product and a prerequisite of social relations, it has the potential to block and encourage certain forms of encounter. In Common Space, activist and architect Stavros Stavrides calls for us to conceive of space-as-commons; to firstly think beyond the notions of public and private space and then to understand common space not only as space that is governed by all and remains open...
Eight Tragedies of Shakespeare
(Paperback)
By Victor Kiernan
15 February 2016

The seventeenth century saw the brief flowering of tragic drama across Western Europe. And in the plays of William Shakespeare, this form of drama found its greatest exponent. These Tragedies, Kiernan argues, represented the artistic expression of a new social and political consciousness which permeated every aspect of life in this period. In this book, Kiernan sets out to rescue the Tragedies...

Green Growth
Ideology, political economy and the alternatives
(Paperback)
By Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai, and Jose Puppim de Oliveira
15 February 2016
The discourse of ‘green growth’ has recently gained ground in environmental governance deliberations and policy proposals. It is presented as a fresh and innovative agenda centred on the deployment of engineering sophistication, managerial acumen and market mechanisms to redress the environmental and social derelictions of the existing development model. But the green growth project is deeply...
Making Public in a Privatized World
The Struggle for Essential Services
(Paperback)
By David McDonald
15 February 2016
How do we provide effective public services in a deeply neoliberal world? In the wake of the widespread failure of privatisation efforts, societies in the global south are increasingly seeking progressive ways of recreating the public sector. With contributors ranging from cutting-edge scholars to activists working in health, water, and energy provision, and with case studies covering a broad...
Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals
A Critical Look Forward
(Paperback)
Edited by Alberto Cimadamore, Thomas Pogge, and Gabriele Koehler
15 February 2016
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), pass their 2015 deadline and the international community begins to discuss the future of UN development policy, Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals brings together leading economists from both the Global North and South to provide a much needed critique of the prevailing development agenda. By examining current development efforts, goals and...
Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen
(Paperback)
By Victor Kiernan
15 February 2016

Although Shakespeare is rightly celebrated for the continued relevancy of his plays and poetry today, we too often lose sight of the wider historical context which shaped his work. In <i>Shakespeare</i><i>: Poet and Citizen</i>, Victor Kiernan shows that Shakespeare was profoundly sensitive to the great social and political upheavals of his age. Shakespeare's life...

We Kill Because We Can
From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age
(Paperback)
Laurie Calhoun
15 September 2016

Welcome to the Drone Age. Where self-defense has become naked aggression. Where courage has become cowardice. Where black ops have become standard operating procedure.

In this remarkable and often shocking book, Laurie Calhoun dissects the moral, psychological and cultural impact of remote-control killing in the twenty-first century. Can a drone operator conducting a targeted...

Marxism and the Muslim World
(Ebook)
Maxime Rodinson, Foreword by Gilbert Achcar
15 March 2099

In the wake of the uprisings which rocked the Arab world, Maxime Rodinson’s work has taken on a new and powerful resonance. Dating from 1958, the time of his expulsion from the French Communist Party, to 1972, the assembled articles, papers and essays which form this book outline his vision of the role of Marxist politics in Muslim history and society. By applying a materialist approach...