Category: Political action

The Anti-Social Family

Verso Books | January 1, 2015 | 174 pages
Although family values are frequently lamented for being in decline, our society continues to be structured around the nuclear family. The Anti-Social Family dissects the network of household, kinship and sexual relations that constitute the family form in advanced capitalist societies. This... More Info


Penguin Books | January 27, 2015 | 320 pages
McKenzie Funk has spent the past six years reporting from around the world on how people are preparing for a warmer planet. In WINDFALL, he explores the effects of global warming through the unblinking eyes of those who perceive the crisis as a market opportunity. If climate change is allowed to... More Info

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | January 6, 2015 | 272 pages
A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist. Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge fund managers to middle-class... More Info


July 12, 2014 | 496 pages
"This is a brilliantly framed, intellectually courageous analysis of a pivotal and problematic period in American criminal justice history. Gottschalk offers unique and penetrating insights into the complex forces that led to the creation of our nation's massive carceral state. Her research is... More Info

The Internet Is Not the Answer

Atlantic Monthly Press | October 1, 2014 | 288 pages
A former Internet entrepreneur and chat show host on Techcrunch discusses the negative effects the internet has on human psychology, the economy and culture and shows how big data companies are trying to monetize every normal human function.  More Info

Constructed Situations

Pluto Press | October 23, 2014 | 240 pages
The Situationist International has been an inspiration for generations of revolutionary activists and artists. This is no less the case today, with new waves of anti-capitalist protest deploying political strategies of aesthetic disruption pioneered by the Situationists. But how are we to... More Info

Polarizing Development

Pluto Press | November 21, 2014 | 280 pages
The global economic crisis has exposed the limits of neoliberalism and intensified social polarization. Amid increasing social resistance and opposition, however, neoliberalism prevails globally. Within political economic debates, however, radical alternatives are rarely debated or are reduced to... More Info

Economics for the Rest of Us

The New Press | July 21, 2019 | 217 pages
A lively and accessible debunking of the two elements that make economics the 'science' of the rich: the definition of what is efficient and the theory of how wages are determined. The first is used to justify the cruellest policies, the second to justify grand larceny. Filled with lively examples,... More Info

Performing Indigeneity

December 1, 2014 | 464 pages
This engaging collection of essays discusses the complexities of “being” indigenous in public spaces. Laura R. Graham and H. Glenn Penny bring together a set of highly recognized junior and senior scholars, including indigenous scholars, from a variety of fields to provoke critical thinking... More Info

Brave New Canada

McGill Queens Univ | June 30, 2014 | 218 pages
A policy wake-up call for a complacent Canada.  More Info


Simon & Schuster | December 2, 2014 | 272 pages
Governments everywhere are undergoing a quiet and profound revolution: they’re getting simpler, more cost-effective, and focused on improved outcomes not politics. For four years one of the leading lights of that revolution, Cass Sunstein, as President Obama’s “Regulatory Czar,” oversaw the... More Info

Pay Any Price

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
The author reveals what he sees as the hidden costs of the War on Terror—from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency and truth. By the author of State of War. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

The New Censorship

Columbia University Press | November 18, 2014 | 240 pages
Journalists are being imprisoned and killed in record numbers. Online surveillance is annihilating privacy, and the Internet can be brought under government control at any time. Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, warns that we can no longer assume our global... More Info

The Stiglitz Report

The New Press | July 21, 2019 | 204 pages
The fact that the global economy is broken may be widely accepted, but what precisely needs to be fixed has become the subject of enormous controversy. In 2008, the President of the United Nations General Assembly convened an international panel, chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph... More Info

Economics for the Rest of Us

The New Press | July 21, 2019 | 217 pages
Argues that contemporary economic theories, particularly those concerning efficiency and wages, favor the rich over the poor, and that there are better, more just options.  More Info

Sasha and Emma

Belknap Press | October 24, 2014 | 528 pages
In 1889 Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman met in a Lower East Side coffee shop. Over the next fifty years they became fast friends, fleeting lovers, and loyal comrades. This dual biography offers a glimpse into their intertwined lives, the influence of the anarchist movement they shaped, and their... More Info

Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

MIT Press | October 31, 2014 | 296 pages
For decades, social movements have vied for attention from the mainstream mass media -- newspapers, radio, and television. Today, many argue that social media power social movements, from the Egyptian revolution to Occupy Wall Street. Yet, as Sasha Costanza-Chock reports, community organizers know... More Info

Welcome to Resisterville

UBC Press | November 1, 2014 | 200 pages
Between 1965 and 1975, thousands of American migrants traded their established lives for a new beginning in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Some were non-violent resisters who opposed the war in Vietnam. But a larger group was inspired by the ideals of the 1960s counterculture and,... More Info

Theorizing Anti-Racism

October 28, 2014 | 416 pages
Over the last few decades, critical theory which examines issues of race and racism has flourished. However, most of this work falls on one side or the other of a theoretical divide between theory inspired by Marxist approaches to race and racism and that inspired by postcolonial and critical race... More Info

Work in Transition

November 28, 2014 | 360 pages
Despite the fact that many countries target highly skilled migrants for recruitment in the global labour market, few of those migrants are able to take full advantage of their educational and professional qualifications in their new homes. Work in Transition examines this paradox, using extended... More Info

The Actuality of Communism

Verso | November 1, 2014 | 256 pages
One of the rising stars of contemporary critical theory, Bruno Bosteels discusses the new currents of thought generated by figures such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière and Slavoj ?i?ek, who are spearheading the revival of interest in communism. Bosteels examines this resurgence of communist... More Info

The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg

Verso | November 4, 2014 | 464 pages
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labor, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.  More Info

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy

Verso | November 4, 2014 | 464 pages
Examines the rise of the global collective of hackers, pranksters and tech activists that make up the group known as “Anonymous” who played large roles in the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street movements.  More Info

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Bloomsbury Press | January 17, 2012 | 304 pages
The acclaimed Ha-Joon Chang is a voice of sanity-and wit-in this lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists have spun since the Age of Reagan.  More Info

Citizen Coke

W. W. Norton | November 3, 2014 | 304 pages
Coke's insatiable thirst for resources shapes the companyand reshapes the globe in this absorbing history.  More Info

A de Activista

Triangle Square | October 28, 2014 | 32 pages
A Spanish-langauge ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.... More Info

Capitalism and Its Alternatives

Zed Books | September 2, 2014 | 192 pages
The Global Economic Crisis has catalysed debates about the merits of capitalism as a system for organising production, distribution, and exchange. Political elites have claimed that Capitalism is not a fundamentally pernicious or crisis prone system, and can be successfully reformed if the right... More Info

Protecting Research Confidentiality

James Lorimer | October 3, 2014 | 320 pages
Who can legally keep a secret? Lawyers, yes, priests, yes, but what about researchers? Not to mention social workers, therapists, doctors, or police officers.  More Info

The Night Malcolm X Spoke at the Oxford Union

October 30, 2014 | 256 pages
Less than two months before he was assassinated, Malcolm X spoke at The Oxford Union—the most prestigious student debating organization in the United Kingdom, which regularly welcomed heads of state and stars of screen and served as the training ground for the politically ambitious offspring of... More Info

Grassroots Post-modernism

Zed Books | September 2, 2014 | 248 pages
Grassroots Post-modernism resolutely attacks the three sacred cows of modernity - the idea that there is only one, universally valid way of understanding social reality; the exclusive and general validity of Western-defined notions of 'human'; and the notion of the self-sufficient individual, as... More Info

Too Big to Jail

Belknap Press | November 3, 2014 | 340 pages
American courts routinely hand down harsh sentences to individual convicts, but a very different standard of justice applies to corporations. Too Big to Jail takes readers into a complex, compromised world of backroom deals, for an unprecedented look at what happens when criminal charges are... More Info

Arresting Hope

Inanna Publications & Education Incorporated | June 30, 2014 | 300 pages
Arresting Hope reminds us that prisons are not only places of punishment, marginalization, and trauma, but that they can also be places of hope, blessing even, where people with difficult lived experiences can begin to compose stories full of healing, anticipation, communication, education,... More Info

The Specter of Capital

Stanford University Press | October 22, 2014 | 160 pages
The Specter of Capital provides a searching historical analysis and critique of the role of classical and neoclassical economic theory in creating the economic conditions which produced the global financial crisis.  More Info

The Longer I'm Prime Minister

Vintage Canada | October 14, 2014 | 464 pages
The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in power by this country's most trenchant, influential and surprising political commentator. Despite a constant barrage of outrage and disbelief from his detractors, Stephen Harper is on his way to becoming one of Canada's most significant prime ministers.... More Info

Happy City

Anchor Canada | November 11, 2014 | 368 pages
"Happy City is not only readable but stimulating. It raises issues most of us have avoided for too long. Do we live in neighbourhoods that make us happy? That is not a silly question. Montgomery encourages us to ask it without embarrassment, and to think intelligently about the answer." --The New... More Info

In Light of Africa

October 28, 2014 | 208 pages
In Light of Africa explores how the idea of Africa as a real place, an imagined homeland, and a metaphor for Black identity is used in the cultural politics of the Brazilian state of Bahia. In the book, Allan Charles Dawson argues that Africa, as both a symbol and a geographical and historical... More Info

The Theory of Monolopy Capitalism

April 1, 2014 | 280 pages
In 1966, Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy published Monopoly Capital, a monumental work of economic theory and social criticism that sought to reveal the basic nature of the capitalism of their time. Their theory, and its continuing elaboration by Sweezy, Harry Magdoff, and others in Monthly Review... More Info

The Great Financial Crisis

January 1, 2009 | 160 pages
Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over... More Info

In Pursuit of Justice

September 1, 2014 | 128 pages
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Orchestrating Austerity

September 1, 2014 | 224 pages
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Inequality and the 1%

Verso | September 30, 2014 | 192 pages
"Inequality is more than just economics. It is the culture that divides and makes social mobility impossible. Leading geographer Danny Dorling goes in pursuit of the latest research into how the lives and ideas of the 1 percent impact the remaining 99 percent; and the findings are shocking.... More Info

Censored 2015

October 7, 2014 | 320 pages
Every year since 1976, Project Censored has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. Beyond the Top-25 stories, additional... More Info

Connecting to Change the World

Island Press | September 29, 2014 | 256 pages
Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations today need to do more and to do better with less. Increasingly, they are adopting a network-centric approach to their work, building networks of like-minded organizations and people that give them better results than any single organization can accomplish.... More Info

Taking to the Streets

Johns Hopkins University Press | April 16, 2014 | 368 pages
Taking to the Streets critically examines the conventional wisdom that the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings happened spontaneously and were directed by tech-savvy young revolutionaries. Pairing first-hand observations from activists with the critical perspectives of scholars, the book illuminates the... More Info

Building Transnational Networks

Cambridge University Press | June 26, 2014 | 280 pages
Building Transnational Networks tells the story of how a broad group of civil society organizations came together to contest free trade negotiations in the Americas. Based on research in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the United States, and Canada, it offers a full hemispheric analysis of the creation of... More Info

The Wrath of Capital

September 1, 2014 | 232 pages
Although climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes necessary to reverse these trends. Instead, they have neoliberalized nature and climate change politics and discourse, and there are indications of a more virulent... More Info


Simon and Schuster | September 30, 2014 | 256 pages
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords—disabled from an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona—and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership and more responsible gun control laws, despite being gun owners and staunch supporters of the... More Info


Dundurn Group | October 4, 2014 | 208 pages
For better or worse, digital business has fundamentally changed how organizations hire staff, market their services, and connect with stakeholders. The problem is, in an effort to use technology to connect with people more effectively, we have lost the humanity -- that critical person-to-person... More Info

How Google Works

Grand Central Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 304 pages
Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently... More Info

The Social Life of Money

September 1, 2014 | 480 pages
"Nigel Dodd is one of the leading experts on the sociology of money. His excellent new book is a tour de force through sociological, economic, and philosophical theories of money, rich in historical examples and informed by current controversies.  More Info