Category: Political action

How to Thrive in the Next Economy

February 1, 2017 | 192 pages
Are there practical solutions to the many global challenges--climate change, poverty, insufficient healthcare--that threaten our way of life? Author John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs. In this clear-eyed but ultimately optimistic book, he... More Info

Doing Anti-oppressive Practice

March 1, 2017 | 350 pages
This updated third edition of the immensely popular Doing Anti-Oppressive Practice introduces students to anti-oppressive social work, its historical and theoretical roots and the specific contexts of anti-oppressive social work practice. Key to this practice is the understanding that the problems... More Info

Reading 'Capital' Today

Pluto Press (UK) | April 15, 2017 | 272 pages
Recent years have seen a surge of interest in Marxian political economy, particularly evident by the resurgence of readers picking up Marx's most famous work, Capital. Now 150 years after its original publication, there are still fresh interpretations of Capital that can help readers find new... More Info

The Death of Money

Penguin | April 4, 2017 | 368 pages
The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon the best course to follow will require comprehending a minefield of risks, while poised at a crossroads, pondering the death of the dollar. The U.S. dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of World... More Info

Doughnut Economics

Chelsea Green Publishing | March 14, 2017 | 320 pages
Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster,... More Info

The Spider Network

Custom House | March 21, 2017 | 544 pages
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The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

Knopf | March 14, 2017 | 432 pages
In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America s constitutional system. For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality... More Info

Educational Justice

NYU Press | January 10, 2016 | 248 pages
That education should instill and nurture democracy is an American truism. Yet organizations such as the Business Roundtable, together with conservative philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Walmart’s owners, the Waltons, have been turning public schools into corporate mills. Their top-down... More Info

Capitalism and Desire

January 9, 2016 | 320 pages
After injustice and repression -- The subject of desire and the subject of capitalism -- The psychic constitution of private space -- Shielding our eyes from the gaze -- The persistence of sacrifice after its obsolescence -- A God we can believe in -- A more tolerable infinity -- The... More Info

Direct Action

Verso | January 3, 2017 | 256 pages
A vibrant, groundbreaking history of American radicalism since the Sixties What happened to the American left after the Sixties? This engrossing account traces the evolution of disruptive protest over the last 40 years to tell a larger story about the reshaping of American radicalism, showing how... More Info

Postcapitalism

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | February 21, 2017 | 368 pages
We know that our world is undergoing seismic change—but how can we emerge from the crisis a fairer, more equal society? Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone profound changes—economic cycles that veer from boom to bust—from which it has always emerged transformed and... More Info

The Industries of the Future

Simon & Schuster | February 7, 2017 | 320 pages
The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a “fascinating vision” (Forbes) of what’s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to... More Info

Rules for Revolutionaries

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Experience Research Social Change

October 5, 2016 | 400 pages
The third edition of this popular "how to" guide to research has been thoroughly revised, now containing twelve chapters organized into three parts: experience, research, and social change.  More Info
$30.00

A Theory of Imperialism

October 25, 2016 | 240 pages
In A Theory of Imperialism, the economists Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik present a new theory of the origins and mechanics of capitalism that sounds an alarm about its ongoing viability. Their theory centers on trade between the core economies of the global North and the tropical and subtropical... More Info

Platform Capitalism

Polity | November 21, 2016 | 120 pages
What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range of sectors, these firms are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major... More Info
$18.00

About Canada

September 1, 2016 | 144 pages
In a public-private partnership, or P3, a private, for-profit corporation assumes control over the design, construction, financing and operation of public infrastructure and services. P3s have been used in Canada since the early 1990s, but they are now so common that they have become the standard... More Info
$31.95

Celebrity

Polity | November 30, 2016 | 216 pages
It is a truism to suggest that celebrity pervades all areas of life today. The growth and expansion of celebrity culture in recent years has been accompanied by an explosion of studies of the social function of celebrity and investigations into the fascination of specific celebrities. And yet... More Info

The Spanish Anarchists

A K PressDistribution | July 25, 1998 | 316 pages
The Heroic Years 1868-1936 A long-awaited new edition of the seminal history of Spanish Anarchism. 'I have learned a great deal from this book. It is a rich and fascinating account.' - Howard Zine  More Info
$35.99

How Will Capitalism End?

Verso | November 8, 2016 | 272 pages
The provocative political thinker asks if it will be with a bang or a whimper In How Will Capitalism End? the acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues that capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth is giving way to secular stagnation; inequality is... More Info
$32.00

Taking a Stand

Macmillan | September 27, 2011 | 256 pages
"Juan Mâendez has experienced human rights abuse first hand. As a result of his work with political prisoners in the late 1970s, the Argentinean military dictatorship arrested, tortured, and held him for more than a year. During that time, Amnesty International adopted him as a "Prisoner of... More Info

No More Heroes

November 15, 2016 | 175 pages
Charity is not solidarity. Saviors need not apply.  More Info

The Great Surge

Simon & Schuster | November 22, 2016 | 368 pages
The untold story of the global poor: “Powerful, lucid, and revelatory, The Great Surge…offers indispensable prescriptions about sustaining global economic progress into the future” (George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management). We live today at a time of great progress for the global... More Info
$42.00

The Innovation Illusion

Yale University Press | October 11, 2016 | 288 pages
Timely, compelling, and certain to be controversial--a deeply researched study that reveals how companies and policy makers are hindering innovation-led growth Conventional wisdom holds that Western economies are on the threshold of fast-and-furious technological development. Fredrik Erixon and... More Info
$19.50

The Verso Book of Dissent

Verso | September 6, 2016 | 384 pages
Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest—rallying others around them and inspiring uprisings in eras yet to come. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and... More Info
$20.95

Inventing the Future

Verso | October 4, 2016 | 256 pages
A major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work Neoliberalism isn't working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite. Inventing the Future is a bold new manifest0... More Info
$32.00

Good Is the New Cool

Regan Arts. | October 25, 2016 | 272 pages
Good Is the New Cool will revolutionize how companies can position themselves and their brands, exploring a new philanthropy-based business model and the millennial pioneers driving it to entrepreneurial success. Overwhelmingly, surveys and statistics show that millennials—despite having long... More Info
$36.50

Black Against Empire

October 25, 2016 | 568 pages
This timely special edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, features a new preface by the authors that places the Party in a contemporary political landscape, especially as it relates to Black Lives Matter and other struggles to fight police... More Info

Civilization and Violence

U of Minnesota Press | July 25, 2017 | 224 pages
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$29.95

Borders in Service

October 20, 2016 | 272 pages
In this collection, Kiran Mirchandani and Winifred Poster have gathered a wide range of contributors to explore the dynamics within global call centres.  More Info

Playing Dead

August 9, 2016 | 272 pages
A darkly comic inquiry into how to fake your own death, the disappearance industry, and the lengths to which people will go to be reborn. Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So... More Info

Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization

July 12, 2016 | 280 pages
Uniting the global North and South in the struggle for a more just world for all workers.  More Info
$24.95

Europe in Revolt!

May 10, 2016 | 280 pages
The global recession has had political consequences across the world, but nowhere greater than in the periphery of Europe. In response, a massive wave of resistance erupted across the continent.Europe in Revoltis a gripping and authoritative account of the uprisings against extreme austerity. The... More Info
$29.95

Politicized Microfinance

University of Toronto Press | June 23, 2016 | 240 pages
In this work, Caroline Shenaz Hossein explores the politics, histories and social prejudices that have shaped the legacy of microbanking in Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad.  More Info

Saving Capitalism

Vintage | May 3, 2016 | 304 pages
From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, his most important book to date--a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of... More Info

International Migration

Oxford University Press, USA | June 23, 2016 | 152 pages
In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Today, the political and media attention on migration... More Info
$24.00

Holding Fast to Dreams

Beacon Press | March 1, 2016 | 208 pages
An education leader relates how his experiences with the civil rights movement led him to develop programs promoting educational success in science and technology for African Americans and others. When Freeman Hrabowski was twelve years old, a civil rights leader visited his Birmingham, Alabama,... More Info
$40.95

Eccentric Orbits

Atlantic Monthly Press | June 7, 2016 | 496 pages
In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American technology company developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Light years ahead of anything previously put into space, and built on technology developed for Ronald Reagan’s "Star... More Info

Paul Robeson

Pluto Press (UK) | January 11, 2016 | 256 pages
A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages.  More Info

The Carbon Bubble

Vintage Canada | May 17, 2016 | 320 pages
As the price of oil falls, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin takes us to the epicentre of the bursting global carbon bubble, and dares us to imagine a new engine for growth that does not run on oil. For a decade, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the... More Info

The Human City

April 12, 2016 | 288 pages
InThe Human City, internationally recognized urbanist Joel Kotkin challenges the conventional urban-planning wisdom that favors high-density, "pack-and-stack” strategies. By exploring the economic, social, and environmental benefits of decentralized, family-friendly alternatives, Kotkin concludes... More Info

Why Save the Bankers?

Houghton Mifflin | April 5, 2016 | 240 pages
The world's best-selling economist's brief, incisive essays on subjects ranging from austerity to inequality, Steve Jobs to climate change, documenting the global financial crisis in real time through the eyes of one of its keenest observers.  More Info

Confronting Injustice

February 18, 2016 | 202 pages
Urgent and powerful call to build the mass movements necessary to overcome global climate & save the planet.  More Info

Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century

January 22, 2016 | 384 pages
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The New Rulers of the World

March 8, 2016 |
John Pilger's television film The New Rulers of the World was, among much else, a debunking of the myth of globalization. Reporting from Indonesia, he revealed how General Suharto's bloody seizure of power in the 1960s was part of a western design that was just the beginning of the imposition of a... More Info

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Pluto Press (UK) | October 13, 2015 | 176 pages
Today, Percy Bysshe Shelley has memorials in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey and at Oxford University. Most famous for poems such as 'To A Skylark', 'Ozymandias' and 'The Mask of Anarchy', he is considered a major Romantic poet with important new editions of his work currently being produced.... More Info

Gdp

September 1, 2015 | 184 pages
Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013—or Ghana’s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008—just as the world’s financial system went into meltdown? And why was... More Info

Postcapitalism

Macmillan | February 9, 2016 | 368 pages
"In the tradition of No Logo and Empire, Postcapitalism is a sharply polemical but deeply analytical and historically informed account of the transition from capitalism to a new economic order"--  More Info

The Secure and the Dispossessed

Pluto Press (UK) | November 13, 2015 | 248 pages
While the world's scientists and many of its inhabitants despair at the unfolding impacts of climate change, corporate and military leaders see nothing but challenges and opportunities. For them, melting ice caps mean newly accessible fossil fuels, borders to be secured from 'climate refugees',... More Info

Struggle in a Time of Crisis

Pluto Press | May 20, 2015 | 192 pages
It is becoming increasingly clear for those who care to see it, that class struggle is at the core of the crisis which started in 2007. The victory of neoliberalism is closely related to two decades of successful attacks on trade unions, in particular in the west. Progressive research is more than... More Info

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