Forthcoming Books

Global Health Watch 4
An Alternative World Health Report
(Hardback)
Global Health Watch
13 November 2014

Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health and healthcare. It covers a range of issues that currently impact on health, including the present political and economic architecture in a fast-changing and globalized world; a political assessment of the drive towards Universal Health Coverage; broader...

Global Health Watch 4
An Alternative World Health Report
(Paperback)
Global Health Watch
13 November 2014

Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health and healthcare. It covers a range of issues that currently impact on health, including the present political and economic architecture in a fast-changing and globalized world; a political assessment of the drive towards Universal Health Coverage; broader...

Understanding Energy and Energy Policy
(Paperback)
Timothy F. Braun and Lisa M. Glidden
13 November 2014

Activists, scientists and policymakers around the world have long argued that we need to find sustainable and secure solutions to the world's energy demands. At issue for citizens worldwide is whether we are scientifically literate enough to understand the potential policy choices before us.

Understanding Energy and Energy Policy is a one-stop resource for understanding the...

Kenya: The Struggle for a New Constitutional Order
(Paperback)
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
(Paperback)
Charles Buxton
11 December 2014

Unique and insightful, this book takes a look at Russia’s development through the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Rather than make the more familiar comparisons between Russia and the West, Russia and Development focuses on political and social mobilisation in Central Asia and adjacent regions of Russia. It examines the role of local government and civil society in development, also popular...

Debating Cultural Hybridity
Multicultural Identities and the Politics of Anti-Racism
(Paperback)
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....

Male Daughters, Female Husbands
Gender and Sex in an African Society
(Paperback)
Ifi Amadiume, Foreword by Pat Caplan
12 March 2015

In 1987, more than a decade before the dawn of queer theory, Ifi Amadiume wrote Male Daughters, Female Husbands, to critical acclaim.

This compelling and highly original book frees the subject position of 'husband' from its affiliation with men, and goes on to do the same for other masculine attributes, dislocating sex, gender and sexual orientation. Boldly arguing that the...

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...