Forthcoming Books

Can Non-Europeans Think?
with a foreword by Walter Mignolo
(Paperback)
Hamid Dabashi
30 April 2015

What happens to thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical pedigree? In this powerfully honed polemic, Hamid Dabashi argues that they are invariably marginalised, patronised and misrepresented.

Challenging, pugnacious and stylish, Can Non-Europeans Think? forges a new perspective in postcolonial theory by examining how intellectual debate continues to reinforce a...

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 1970s, plagued and suppressed any sparks of revolutionary potential. It is time to...

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 NGOs. This provocative volume delves into the realities of these efforts, which have often involved compromising on integrity in pursuit of profile and influence.

Examining the methods used by Western advocates, how they relate to campaigns in the countries concerned, and...

Another World Is Possible
World Social Forum proposals for an alternative globalization
(Paperback)
William F. Fisher and Thomas Ponniah
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 that stood as the first real front to global capitalism since the collapse of the Soviet Union. While many activists and intellectuals on the left have since become deeply critical of the...

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

Destined to transform its field, this volume features some of the most exciting feminist scholars and activists working within feminist political ecology, including Giovanna Di Chiro, Dianne Rocheleau, Catherine Walsh and Christa Wichterich. Offering a collective critique of the ‘green economy’, it features the latest analyses of the post-Rio+20 debates alongside a nuanced reading...

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 uprisings that swept the Arab world, the role of Arab women in political transformations received unprecedented media attention. The copious 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 analyse the interplay between moments of...

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 crises 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 Common...

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...

The PKK
Coming Down from the Mountains
(Paperback)
Paul White
11 June 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...

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 Theory of Nonviolent Action
How Civil Resistance Works
(Paperback)
Stellan Vinthagen
10 September 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...

A Kingdom in Crisis
(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...