Forthcoming Books

Killing Hope
US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II - Updated Edition
(Paperback)
William Blum
11 September 2014

In Killing Hope, William Blum, author of the bestselling Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, provides a devastating and comprehensive account of America's covert and overt military actions in the world, all the way from China in the 1940s to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and - in this updated edition - beyond. Is the United States, as it likes to claim, a global force for...

Land and Freedom
The MST, the Zapatistas and Peasant Alternatives to Neoliberalism
(Paperback)
Leandro Vergara-Camus
11 September 2014

The Zapatistas of Chiapas and the Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST) of Brazil are often celebrated as shining examples in the global struggle against neoliberalism. But what have these movements achieved for their members in more than two decades of resistance and can any of these achievements realistically contribute to the rise of a viable alternative?

Through a perfect...

Leadership in the Cuban Revolution
The Unseen Story
(Paperback)
Antoni Kapcia
11 September 2014

Most conventional readings of the Cuban Revolution have seemed mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, often missing a deeper political understanding of the Revolution’s underlying structures, bases of popular loyalty and ethos of participation.

In this ground-breaking work, Antoni Kapcia focuses instead on a wider cast of characters. Along with the more...

The Remaking of Social Contracts
Feminists in a Fierce New World
(Paperback)
Gita Sen and Marina Durano for DAWN
11 September 2014

Global citizens' struggles today stress the building of effective links between development agencies in the voluntary sector, environmental organizations, and the women's movement. DAWN - Development Action for Women Network - which has long brought together many leading Third World women thinkers and activists, has been vigorously contributing to developing such linkages between the different...

A Kingdom in Crisis
(Paperback)
Andrew MacGregor Marshall
9 October 2014

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. Long dreaded by Thais, the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to unleash even greater...

Africa's World Trade
Informal Economies and Globalization from Below
(Paperback)
Margaret C. Lee
9 October 2014

Are Africa's world markets really contributing to enhance development across the continent for individuals, nations, and regions? This is the key question posed by Margaret Lee in this provocative book, in which she argues that all too often the voices of African traders are obscured amid a blizzard of statistical analysis. However, it is these very voices - from those operating on the ground...

Bread, Freedom, Social Justice
Workers and the Egyptian Revolution
(Paperback)
Anne Alexander and Mostafa Bassiouny
9 October 2014

Accounts of the 'Arab Spring' have often focussed on the role of youth coalitions, the use of social media, and the tactics of the Tahrir Square occupation. This authoritative and original book argues that collective action by organised workers played a fundamental role in the Egyptian revolution, which erupted after years of strikes and social protests, including a localised uprising in the...

Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Era
Creating Co-operative Economics
(Paperback)
Sonja Novkovic and Tom Webb (eds)
9 October 2014

For the past three decades, economic theory and policy has been dominated by the neoclassical doctrine. The balance of power has shifted to protect private interests, resulting in unprecedented damage to the environment and society, with no solution in sight as more austerity and less government continues to be posited as the answer to the oncoming waves of crisis.

It doesn't have...

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East
Changing Selves, Changing Societies
(Paperback)
Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb
9 October 2014

What is the link between information communication technology (ICT) and women's empowerment in today's development context? How can ICT facilitate the pursuit of visions for a better world? Avoiding both techno-euphoric and techno-pessimistic hype, this book offers answers.

Based on analysis from twenty-one research teams in fourteen countries, Women and ICTs in Africa and the...

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

The continuing global health crisis is integrally linked to the recent crisis of food, fuel and finance as well as the long term global crisis related to the environment and the democratic deficit in global governance.

The Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is perceived widely as the definitive voice for an alternate discourse on health and health care. It covers a...

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

The continuing global health crisis is integrally linked to the recent crisis of food, fuel and finance as well as the long term global crisis related to the environment and the democratic deficit in global governance.

The Global Health Watch, now in its fourth edition, is perceived widely as the definitive voice for an alternate discourse on health and health care. It covers a...

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

Energy Policy: a global perspective is a one-stop resource for understanding the complexities of energy policy and the science behind the utilization of energy sources. The multidisciplinary perspective presented in this book is necessary for readers to be able to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of potential energy policies. Activists, scientists and policy makers around the world...

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....