Category: Political action


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

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

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

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

August 17, 2019 | 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 | August 17, 2019 | 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 | August 17, 2019 | 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

Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century

NYU Press | October 22, 2014 | 288 pages
In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new... More Info

Continental Crucible

July 1, 2015 | 192 pages
The crucible of North American neoliberal transformation is heating up, but its outcome is far from clear. Examining the clash between the corporate offensive and the forces of resistance from both pan-continental and class-struggle perspectives, the authors argue that the failure of traditional... More Info

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?

March 1, 2015 | 240 pages
How do you get your dinner? That is the basic question of economics. It might seem easy, but it is actually very complicated. When Adam Smith proclaimed that all our actions were motivated by self-interest and the world turned because of financial gain he laid the foundations for 'economic man'.... More Info


Portfolio | April 28, 2015 | 272 pages
A leading expert shows how to use the power of social media and crowd wisdom to improve our work and personal lives Whether we need to make better financial choices, find the love of our life, or transform our career, crowdsourcing is the key to making quicker, wiser, more objective decisions. But... More Info

The Globalization of Inequality

April 19, 2015 | 216 pages
A distinguished economist and policymaker examines the complex and paradoxical links between a vibrant world economy that has raised the living standard of more than a half a billion people in emerging nations such as China, India and Brazil, and the exponentially increasing inequality within... More Info

The Boom

Simon & Schuster | April 21, 2015 | 384 pages
The “best all-around book yet on fracking” (San Francisco Chronicle) from a Pulitzer Prize finalist: “Gold's work is a tour de force of contemporary journalism” (Booklist). First invented in 1947, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has not only become a major source of energy, it is... More Info

Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence

Suny Press | January 2, 2015 | 467 pages
An interdisciplinary anthology exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.  More Info

Compassionate Careers

Career Press | March 23, 2015 | 288 pages
Many young people today are seeking something more--purpose, meaning, a cause. Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspirational... More Info

The Age of Selfishness

Abrams Comic Art | March 1, 2015 | 240 pages
Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham's latest work of graphic-nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart of the global financial crisis of 2008. Cunningham uses Rand's biography to illuminate the policies... More Info

Social Justice and the City

University of Georgia Press | August 17, 2019 | 354 pages
Throughout his distinguished and influential career, David Harvey has defined and redefined the relationship between politics, capitalism, and the social aspects of geographical theory. Laying out Harvey's position that geography could not remain objective in the face of urban poverty and... More Info


March 18, 2015 | 320 pages
In Post-TV, Michael Strangelove explores the viewing habits and values of the post-television generation, one that finds new ways to exploit technology to find its entertainment for free, rather than for a fee.  More Info

The Outsourcer

Mit Press | March 13, 2015 | 296 pages
Originally published as: The long revolution.  More Info

The Money Mafia

October 1, 2014 | 336 pages
Exposing perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explaining how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored, this book argues the existence of exotic energy sources to replace fossil fuels and consequently recommends an immediate end to... More Info

Liberation Diaries

July 21, 2014 | 224 pages
Told from the perspective of the everyday person, this book is a compilation of 38 essays written by South Africans reflecting on the journey of 20 years of democracy, against expectations, aspirations, and outcomes. Contributors of different demographic backgrounds and ideological persuasions were... More Info

Plebeian Power

January 20, 2015 | 352 pages
With a theoretical trajectory beginning in efforts to combine Marxism and Indianism, then developed in reaction to the neoliberal turn of the 1980s and in contact with the mass social movements of recent years, Garcia Linera's Plebeian Power can be read as both an evolving analysis of Bolivian... More Info

The End of College

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | March 3, 2015 | 288 pages
An acclaimed education writer examines revolutionary technological changes happening in today's college systems that are transforming the ways in which higher learning will be offered and achieved in the near future.  More Info

Chasing the Scream

Bloomsbury USA | January 20, 2015 | 400 pages
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to... More Info

The End of the Rainbow

February 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A leading educator and psychologist offers a bold reframing of the very purpose of education.  More Info

Irrational Exuberance

January 25, 2015 | 392 pages
In this revised, updated, and expanded edition of his New York Times bestseller, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller, who warned of both the tech and housing bubbles, now cautions that signs of irrational exuberance among investors have only increased since the 2008-9 financial crisis.... More Info

Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future

March 22, 2015 | 248 pages
"Cormac O Grada has written a beautiful book about a painful and difficult subject, famines. In these five essays, he shows how combining the skills and common sense of the economist with the subtlety and sensitivity of the historian can produce fascinating and deep insights into a topic that few... More Info

Climate Shock

February 22, 2015 | 264 pages
"A remarkable book on climate change, "Climate Shock" is deeply insightful, challenging, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and sheer fun to read. It will help you to think clearly and incisively about one of the most important issues of our generation."--Jeffrey Sachs, author of "The Price of... More Info

Measuring Happiness

Mit Press | January 15, 2015 | 224 pages
Can money buy happiness? Is income a reliable measure for life satisfaction? In the West after World War II, happiness seemed inextricably connected to prosperity. Beginning in the 1960s, however, other values began to gain ground: peace, political participation, civil rights, environmentalism.  More Info

Our Kids

Simon & Schuster | March 10, 2015 | 416 pages
A groundbreaking examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. It’s the American dream: get a good education, work hard, buy a house, and achieve prosperity and success. This is the... More Info

1 Way 2 C the World

June 1, 2009 | 230 pages
Marilyn Waring is a truly absorbing figure known as a distinguished public intellectual, a leading feminist thinker, environmentalist, social justice activist, and for her early political career after election to New Zealands parliament at age twenty-three. Assembling some of her most... More Info

Suburban Governance

March 31, 2015 | 368 pages
North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an... More Info

Organizational Discourse

Polity | January 12, 2015 | 224 pages
How can we study organizations from a discursive perspective? What are the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of each perspective on organizational discourse? To what extent do discourse and communication constitute the organizational world? This accessible book addresses these questions by... More Info

Creating Innovators

Scribner | February 10, 2015 | 304 pages
Tony Wagner’s groundbreaking bestseller—“a road map for parents who want to sculpt their children into innovative thinkers” (USA TODAY) and a guide for “an employer looking to have a pipeline of creative talent” (Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO). Harvard education expert Tony Wagner explores... More Info


Verso Books | February 3, 2015 | 224 pages
What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? In his most unsettling book to date, Franco "Bifo" Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.  More Info

The Question of Peace in Modern Political Thought

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 5, 2014 | 300 pages
The essays in The Question of Peace in Modern Political Thought address the contribution that political theories of modern political philosophers have made to our understandings of peace. The discipline of peace research has reached a critical impasse, where the ideas of both “realist peace”... More Info

Academic Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Johns Hopkins University Press | October 7, 2014 | 296 pages
Today, nearly every aspect of higher education—including student recruitment, classroom instruction, faculty research, administrative governance, and the control of intellectual property—is embedded in a political economy with links to the market and the state. Academic capitalism offers a... More Info

The ABCs of Political Economy - Second Edition

Pluto Press | February 20, 2015 | 320 pages
This revised edition of ABCs is a lively and accessible introduction to modern political economy. Informed by the work of Marx, Veblen, Kalecki, Robinson, Minsky and other great political economists, Robin Hahnel provides the essential tools needed to understand economic issues today. Dispelling... More Info