Forthcoming Books

Bahrain's Uprising
Resistance and Repression in the Gulf
(Paperback)
15 September 2015

The 2011 uprisings that started in Tunisia and swept across the region have been extensively covered, but until now the Gulf island of Bahrain has almost been forgotten from the narration of events that have dramatically changed the region. Bahrain's Uprising examines the ongoing protests and the state’s repression, revealing a sophisticated society shaped by its political struggle...

Water and Development
Good Governance after Neoliberalism
(Paperback)
Ronaldo Munck, Narathius Asingwire, Honor Fagan and Consolata Kabonesa
15 September 2015

Water has always been a crucial catalyst for human development. In Africa, competition among different sectors for this scarce resource remains a critical challenge to water managers and decision-makers.

Water and Development examines a range of issues, from governance to solar distillation, from gender to water pumps, using a range of research methods, from participant...

America: From White Settlement to World Hegemony
(Paperback)
Victor Kiernan
15 October 2015

While there have been many analyses of American imperialism, both before and since, few have equalled the breadth or insight of this seminal text, one of the first to provide a historical perspective on the origins of the American empire. Victor Kiernan, one of the world's most respected historians, employs a nuanced knowledge of history, literature, and politics in tracing the evolution of...

Disarming Conflict
(Paperback)
Ernie Regehr
15 October 2015

In the last quarter century our world has hosted 98 wars, 26 of these are ongoing.

The bill for maintaining huge stores of weapons and some 70 million people in uniform currently stands at $1.7 trillion, a year. Of these wars, over 85 percent are not settled on the battlefield; they are fought to desperately hurting stalemates, eventually being turned over to diplomats and...

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

God Dies by the Nile is Nawal El Saadawi's classic attempt to square religion with a society in which women are respected as equals. Set in Kafr El Teen - a beautiful, sleepy village on the banks of the Nile - it follows Zakeya, an ordinary villager, as she awakens to and struggles against the injustice and oppression around her.

Israel and South Africa
The Many Faces of Apartheid
(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...

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...

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...

The Hidden Face of Eve
(Paperback)
Nawal El Saadawi
15 October 2015

This powerful account of the oppression of women in the Muslim world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago.

Nawal El Saadawi writes out of a powerful sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. Her experiences working as a doctor in villages around Egypt, witnessing prostitution, honour killings and...

Venezuela Reframed
Bolivarianism, indigenous peoples and socialisms of the twenty-first 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...

Woman at Point Zero - New Edition
(Paperback)
Nawal El Saadawi
15 October 2015

'All the men I did get to know filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face.'

So begins Firdaus's remarkable story of rebellion against a society founded on lies, hypocrisy, brutality and oppression. Born to a peasant family in the Egyptian countryside, Firdaus struggles through childhood, seeking compassion and knowledge in a world...

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 USA, 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...

Beasts and Gods
How democracy changed its meaning and lost its purpose
(Paperback)
Roslyn Fuller
15 November 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,...