Category: Political action


An Anarchist FAQ

A K PressDistribution | November 27, 2015 | 555 pages
An in-depth introduction to anarchist ideas and action in an easy-to-follow question and answer format. Here is the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to anarchist theory and practice in print. Meticulously referenced, well researched and wide-ranging, this is the ultimate guide to... More Info

The Pristine Culture of Capitalism

Verso Books | November 3, 2015 | 212 pages
Capitalism was born in England, yet the dominant Western conceptions of modernity have come from elsewhere, notably from France, the historical model of “bourgeois” society. In this lively and wide-ranging book, Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that what is supposed to have epitomized bourgeois... More Info

Change Everything

Zed Books | June 11, 2015 | 192 pages
Few people would contest that modern capitalism comes with major costs: it damages the environment, harms workers, and increases inequality, to name just a few. Yet we're told time and again that those are simply inevitable side effects of the constant need for profit and growth--and that while... More Info


John Wiley & Sons | September 1, 2015 | 232 pages
There is more sugar in the world s diet than ever before, but life is far from sweet for the exploited producers making nature s white gold and the unhealthy consumers eating it. Why has the billion-dollar sugar trade created such inequities? In this insightful analysis, Ben Richardson argues that... More Info

The Impulse Society

Bloomsbury USA | September 8, 2015 | 320 pages
Paul Roberts' galvanizing, sweeping social critique of our Impulse Society is now available in paperback. More timely than ever, the book confronts a world where business shamelessly seeks the fastest reward, regardless of the long-term social costs; where political leaders reflexively choose... More Info

Learning Activism

September 15, 2015 | 216 pages
"Learning Activism" is designed to encourage a deeper engagement with the intellectual life of activists who organize for social, political, and ecological justice.  More Info


Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 240 pages
Coltan mines in the Congo; electronics factories in China; devastated neighbourhoods in Detroit. Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution; an unsparing analysis of class power and computerisation. Nick Dyer-Witheford reveals how technology facilitates growing... More Info

How the Other Half Banks

Harvard University Press | October 6, 2015 | 280 pages
The United States has two separate banking systems one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. Deserted by banks and lacking credit, many people are forced to wander through a Wild West of payday lenders and check-cashing services thanks to the effects of deregulation in the... More Info

Bad Samaritans

Bloomsbury Publishing USA | December 23, 2008 | 276 pages
Challenges beliefs about free trade, globalization, and economic justice, revealing how top-level economies achieved their wealth through practices that victimized the developing world.  More Info

The Dog Walker

Melville House Pub | September 8, 2015 | 240 pages
What happens when an angry radical finds himself (more) penniless (than usual) after one too many protests? Why, he becomes a dogwalker, picking up the poop of Washington D.C.'s canine elite. It sounds like the setup to a joke, but it's also the absolutely true story of Joshua Stephens, a committed... More Info

The End of Normal

Simon & Schuster | September 29, 2015 | 304 pages
From one of the most respected economic thinkers and writers of our time, a brilliant argument about the history and future of economic growth. The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in... More Info

The Hidden Wealth of Nations

September 29, 2015 | 208 pages
Everyone knows the super rich are hiding tons of money and not paying near enough taxes. This common knowledge that the wealthy have found ways around taxation by moving their assets to countries that don't tax them raises the question of how much of the world's wealth is hidden and how. Gabriel... More Info

From the Local to the Global

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 280 pages
In recent years the international development sector has found itself confronting new as well as persistent challenges to poverty eradication and the promotion of human rights. Climate change has loomed large as a crisis for development practitioners as well as environmentalists, with natural... More Info

The Cash Nexus: Economics And Politics From The Age Of Warfare Through The Age Of Welfare, 1700-2000

Basic Books | February 21, 2002 | 576 pages
Conventional wisdom has long claimed that economic change is the prime mover of political change, whether in the age of industry or Internet. But is it? Ferguson thinks it is high time we re-examined the link-the nexus, in Thomas Carlyle's phrase-between economics and politics. His central argument... More Info

The Death and Life of American Labor

September 15, 2015 | 192 pages
Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he explains how this... More Info

Inequality and The 1%

September 8, 2015 | 256 pages
Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerity.... More Info

The Economics of Killing

Pluto Press (UK) | February 15, 2012 | 216 pages
Globalization has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence and militarism. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalization, has created a deadly cycle of violence. In this groundbreaking work, Vijay Mehta shows how attempts... More Info

The 1% and the Rest of Us

Zed Books | March 12, 2015 | 224 pages
While the Occupy movement faces many strategic and organizational challenges, one of its major accomplishments has been to draw global attention to the massive disparity of income, wealth and privilege held by 1% of the population in nations across the world. In The 1% and the Rest of Us, Tim Di... More Info


Zed Books | May 15, 2015 | 176 pages
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 Is... More Info

The Mythology of Work

Pluto Press (UK) | January 5, 2015 | 240 pages
There was once a time when 'work' was inextricably linked to survival and self-preservation; where the farmer ploughed the land so their family could eat. But the sun has long since set on this idyllic tableau, and what was once an integral part of life has slowly morphed into a painful and... More Info

The Economics of Inequality

Belknap Press | August 3, 2015 | 160 pages
Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty s "The Economics of Inequality" is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the... More Info


W. W. Norton | May 11, 2015 | 432 pages
Argues that economical trends cannot be predicted as much as thought, mainly because humans are so unpredictable, and reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building. By the best-selling co-author... More Info

Vertical Mosaic

University of Toronto Press | March 20, 2015 | 688 pages
Fifty years later, the book retains vast significance both for its powerful critique of social exclusivity in a country that prides itself on equality and diversity and for its influence on generations of sociological researchers.  More Info

The Invisible Soldiers

Simon & Schuster | July 28, 2015 | 320 pages
The urgent truth about the privatization of America’s national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it’s heading—and why we should be concerned: “A brisk, disturbing account” (Kirkus Reviews). Thirty years ago there were no private military and... More Info

Corruption and Economic Growth

February 1, 2015 | 250 pages
This book examines the concept of corruption, its ethical interface, and its measurement. It looks at economies of about 150 countries in different income groups and using cross-country regression analysis estimates how corruption impacts their economic growth. In the light of experience of some... More Info

Journalism Ethics for the Digital Age

Scribe Publications | June 30, 2014 | 256 pages
Journalism is being transformed by the digital revolution. Journalists working for media organisations are having to file and update stories across multiple platforms under increasing time pressures. Meanwhile, anyone with sufficient literacy skills and access to the internet can aspire to practise... More Info

A Giant Reborn

Agate Pub Incorporated | July 4, 2015 | 224 pages
The world is in turmoil. Whether one looks at Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East, Africa, or Latin America, uncertainty and upheaval seem to be the order of the day. Nevertheless, there seems to be an odd certainty in the minds of many pundits, writers, and citizens in this highly... More Info

Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

NYU Press | June 5, 2015 | 240 pages
This is what democracy looks like: Youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigration rights activists persuade state legislators... More Info

Why We Can't Afford the Rich

April 15, 2015 | 448 pages
Even as inequalities widen, the effects of austerity deepen, and the consequences of recession linger, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why We Can’t Afford The Rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others... More Info

The End of the Free Market

Portfolio Trade | November 27, 2015 | 233 pages
This work details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere.  More Info

Walking this Path Together

Brunswick Books | November 27, 2015 | 294 pages
This book explores a range of visions, strategies and concrete skills for anti-racist and anti-oppressive child welfare practice. It challenges the current Anglo-American child welfare paradigm by presenting Indigenous perspectives.  More Info


January 13, 2015 | 199 pages
Have you ever felt totaled? In this book, Colin Cremin tackles the overbearing truth that capitalism encompasses the totality of our social relations, having woven itself deeply into the fabric of what it means to be human. He shows how the capitalist system totalizes everything in its path, as... More Info

Wages of Rebellion

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The Great Divide - Inequality and Its Causes, Consequences, and Cures

W. W. Norton | April 1, 2015 | 384 pages
In a call to restore true democracy and tempered markets, a Nobel Prize winner makes an urgent case for Americans to solve inequality now. Tour.  More Info

The Great Escape

May 25, 2015 | 392 pages
Asserts that 250 years ago, some parts of the world began to experience sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's hugely unequal world and examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality.  More Info

Unravelling Encounters

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | April 30, 2015 | 245 pages
This multidisciplinary book brings together a series of critical engagements regarding the notion of ethical practice. As a whole, the book explores the question of how the current neo-liberal socio-political moment, and its relationship to the historical legacies of colonialism, white settlement,... More Info

House of Debt

University of Chicago Press | April 23, 2015 | 227 pages
The Great American Recession resulted in the loss of eight million jobs between 2007 and 2009. More than four million homes were lost to foreclosures. Is it a coincidence that the United States witnessed a dramatic rise in household debt in the years before the recession—that the total amount of... More Info


Haymarket Books | May 5, 2015 | 120 pages
Ecosocialists believe that the prevention of an unprecedented ecological catastrophe and the preservation of a natural environment favourable to human life are incompatible with the expansive and destructive logic of the capitalist system. In Ecosocialism, Michael Lowy, Research Director at Paris'... More Info

Steal this Book

November 27, 2015 | 318 pages
Classic counterculture literature.  More Info

Planet Dialectics

Zed Books | March 12, 2015 | 272 pages
All effects of human action will inevitably be played out within our planet's limits; any hope of infinity is an illusion. And yet, as Wolfgang Sachs warned almost twenty years ago, environmental concerns have been assimilated into the rhetoric, dynamics and power structures of development. This... More Info

Clothing Poverty

Zed Books | February 12, 2015 | 208 pages
Have you have stopped and wondered where your jeans came from? Who made them and where? Following the journey of a pair of jeans Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a vivid around the world tour from manufacture to fast-fashion and clothing recycling. Andrew Brooks shows how recycled clothes are... More Info

Segmented Cities?

UBC Press | July 1, 2014 | 328 pages
Across the globe, more and more people now live in cities, be it through the movement of domestic populations from hinterlands or via international migration. This book offers answers to one of the most pressing questions of our day: Is globalization drawing urban populations together or tearing... More Info

Secular States and Religious Diversity

UBC Press | July 1, 2014 | 348 pages
Nation-states have seen the rise of religious pluralism within their borders, brought about by global migration and the challenge of radical religious movements. This book explores the meaning of secularism and religious freedom in these new contexts. The contributors chart the impact of... More Info

Identity Politics in the Public Realm

University of British Columbia Press | November 27, 2015 | 293 pages
In an age of multiculturalism and identity politics, many minority groups seek some form of official recognition or public accommodation of their identity. But can public institutions accurately recognize or accommodate something as subjective and dynamic as "identity?" Are there coherent standards... More Info

Property, Territory, Globalization

UBC Press | January 1, 2012 | 288 pages
In a world of flux, as old territorial borders dissolve and new nationscome together, who controls ideas, information, and creativity? Whopatrols the new frontiers? This volume opens a window to the dark sideof globalization and the struggles for autonomy it has generated --from forest disputes to... More Info

Cultural Autonomy

UBC Press | November 27, 2015 | 336 pages
In recent years, globalization has challenged concepts such as local culture and cultural autonomy. And the rampant commodification of cultural products that has accompanied the global turn has called into question the way we define culture itself. Have these developments transformed the... More Info

Unsettled Legitimacy

UBC Press | June 1, 2010 | 408 pages
The contributors explore the disruptions and reconfigurations of political authority that accompany globalization. Arguing that we live in an era in which political legitimacy at multiple scales of authority is under strain, they show that globalization has also created demands for regulation,... More Info

What About Me?

Scribe Publications | March 31, 2014 | 272 pages
According to current thinking, anyone who fails to succeed must have something wrong with them. The pressure to achieve and be happy is taking a heavy toll, resulting in a warped view of the self, disorientation, and despair. People are lonelier than ever before. Today’s pay-for-performance... More Info

On Offence

Scribe Publications | August 21, 2013 | 256 pages
A lively and passionate defence of reasoned debate Everyone has taken and given offence; anyone who claims they haven’t is either lying or uniquely tolerant. Yet in recent years, offence has become more than an expression of annoyance — it’s now a form of political currency. Politicians and... More Info

The Sociology of Work

Polity | April 27, 2015 | 472 pages
This leading, authoritative textbook has been carefully and substantially revised to provide the indispensable foundational resource for the sociology of work. The fourth edition has been transformed to combine unrivalled explanations of classic theories with the most cutting-edge research, data... More Info