Forthcoming Books

God Dies by the Nile and other Novels by Nawal El Saadawi
God Dies by the Nile, Searching and The Circling Song
(Paperback)
Nawal El Saadawi
15 October 2015

Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century
(Paperback)
Richard Bourne
15 October 2015

Known as the 'African Giant', Nigeria's story is a complex and often contradictory one. How, despite the ravages of colonialism, civil war, ongoing economic disappointment and most recently the Boko Harem armed insurgency, has the country managed to stay together for a hundred years? Why, despite an abundance of oil, mineral and agricultural wealth, have so many of its people remained in...

Peoples Apart
Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question
(Paperback)
Ilan Pappe
15 October 2015

Within the already heavily polarised debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, parallels between Israel and apartheid South Africa remain highly contentious. A number of prominent academic and political commentators, including former US president Jimmy Carter and UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard, have argued that Israel's treatment of its Arab-Israeli citizens and the people of the occupied...

The Crises of Microcredit
(Paperback)
Isabelle Guérin, Marc Labie and Jean-Michel Servet
15 October 2015

Microcredit programmes, long considered efficient development tools, now face unprecedented crises in a number of countries. Is this the end of microcredit or rather an essential step in its expansion? Should we stop microcredit altogether or rethink the way it is implemented?

Drawing on extensive empirical research conducted in various parts of the world - from Morocco to...

Venezuela Reframed
Bolivarianism, indigenous peoples and socialisms of the 21st century
(Paperback)
Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández
15 October 2015

The role of the indigenous population in the formation of the Bolivarian constitution is one of Latin America's most important untold stories.

Considered a beacon of twenty-first century Socialism by many, Venezuela, is witnessing the paradoxical emergence of 'indigenous capitalisms' as government and various indigenous actors are driven by notions of development and...

A Kingdom in Crisis
(Paperback)
Andrew MacGregor Marshall
15 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...

A Theory of Nonviolent Action
How Civil Resistance Works
(Paperback)
Stellan Vinthagen
15 November 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...

Asia's New Battlefield
The US, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific
(Paperback)
Richard Javad Heydarian, with a foreword by Walden Bello
15 November 2015

This compact, insightful book offers an up-to-the-minute guide to understanding the evolution of maritime territorial disputes in East Asia, exploring their legal, political-security, and economic dimensions against the backdrop of a brewing Sino-American rivalry for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region. It traces the decades-long evolution of Sino-American relations in Asia, and how this...

Latin America's Leaders
(Paperback)
Rut Diamint and Laura Tedesco
15 November 2015

Cult-of-personality or true democracy? The rise of populism worldwide, combined with the overwhelming success of leaders in Latin America, has positioned the region at the forefront of political debate. Conventional wisdom presents this trend as a handful of charismatic individuals leading an ideological challenge to liberal democracy. But can it really be that simple?

Based on...

The Refusal of Work
The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work
(Paperback)
David Frayne
15 November 2015

Paid-work is of central importance to people in modern capitalist societies yet, for many of us, our personal relationship with paid work is not a happy one. Whilst some feel overworked, others fight against the hard realities of precarious, low-quality work, and persisting mass unemployment. In this original and thought-provoking book, David Frayne asks whether we might consider an...

Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities
(Paperback)
Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt
15 November 2015

Why are Latin American cities amongst the most violent in the world? Over the past decades Latin America has not only become the most urbanized of the regions of the so-called ‘global South’, it has also been the scene of the urbanization of poverty and exclusion. Overall regional homicides rates are the highest in the world, a fact closely related to the spread and use of small...

Why Women Will Save the Planet
Friends of the Earth
(Paperback)
Friends of the Earth
15 November 2015

Women's empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn't it? When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men.

This collection of articles and interviews, from some of the leading lights of the environmental and feminist movements, demonstrates that achieving gender...

Activism in Jordan
(Paperback)
Pénélope Larzilli?re
15 December 2015

The waves of protest that swept through the Arab world in 2011 and 2012 and the toppling of the Tunisian and Egyptian regimes have focused attention on the opposition to authoritarian regimes. In Jordan, between censorship, repression and election rigging, political activism is limited despite the democratic opening of 1989 and persisting exclusionary political systems. However, opposition...

Beasts and Gods
How democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose
(Paperback)
Roslyn Fuller
15 December 2015

Democracy does not deliver on the things we have assumed are its natural outcomes. Equal opportunity and the individual's ability to have an impact on decision-making are a mirage. This, coupled with a growing sense of malaise in both new and established democracies forms the basis to the assertion made by some, that these are not democracies at all.

Through considerable,...

Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization
Social Movement and Critical Perspectives
(Paperback)
Dominique Caouette and Dip Kapoor
15 December 2015

Development studies are in a state of flux. New generations of scholars have come to reject what was once regarded as accepted wisdom, and increasingly regard development and globalization as part of a continuum with colonialism, premised on the same reductionist assumption that progress and growth are objective facts that can be fostered, measured, assessed and controlled. Drawing on a...