Category: Political action

Order Without Power

July 9, 2013 | 224 pages
With the rise of the global protestor--from Arab Spring to the Occupy movement--the term "anarchist" has been littered throughout mainstream media as never before. But just as frequently, its definition is skewed or left wanting: anarchists are painted as nihilists, supporters of chaos, or even... More Info

Jobs with Justice

PM Press | June 13, 2013 | 192 pages
Through a series of interviews and essays, this compendium gives voice to the community, labor, immigrant, student, and faith activists that have built Jobs with Justice (JwJ). The book speaks on both the core principles of the organization for workers’ rights and the experiences since its... More Info

State Capitalism and World Revolution

PM Press | July 1, 2013 | 160 pages
Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality that was insular in its political context and optimistic in its expectations for the... More Info

The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes

University of Minnesota Press | July 1, 2013 | 456 pages
Are the dynamics of contention changing? This is the question confronted by the contributors of this volume, some of the most influential scholars in the field of social movements. The answers, arriving at a time of extraordinary worldwide turmoil, not only provide a wide-ranging and varied... More Info

Book of Money

Firefly Books Limited | June 18, 2013 | 256 pages
A clear, concise, illustrated guide to the workings of the global economy. Money is big news. Banks have collapsed, the property bubble has burst and national debts are at unimaginable levels. The Book of Money will help readers understand what is happening and how it affects them. It is a... More Info

The Power of We Day

October 5, 2013 | 256 pages
" A celebration of famous social activists, as well as the remarkable young people committed to making the world a better place. We Day is the only place in the world where you can find the Dalai Lama, Jennifer Hudson, and Magic Johnson rubbing elbows with Nobel Peace Prize laureates, former heads... More Info

Army of Lovers

Coach House | September 10, 2013 | 120 pages
Underwear art and queer punk parties: a portrait of artist, activist and civic hero Will Munro.  More Info

The End of Growth

Vintage Canada | September 3, 2013 | 320 pages
In an urgent follow-up to his bestselling Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, Jeff Rubin argues that the end of cheap oil means the end of growth. What will it be like to live in a world where growth is over? Now updated with a new afterword. Economist and resource analyst Jeff... More Info


New Society Pub | September 10, 2013 | 384 pages
A practical guide for radical change  More Info

Culture and Public Action

Stanford University Press | August 22, 2019 | 442 pages
Led by Amartya Sen, Mary Douglas, and Arjun Appadurai, the distinguished anthropologists and economists in this book forcefully argue that culture is central to development, and present a framework for incorporating culture into development discourse. For further information on the book and related... More Info

Capitalist Globalization: Consequenes, Resistance, And

June 30, 2013 | 208 pages
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Introducing Capitalism

June 15, 2009 | 176 pages
Introduces the concept of capitalism, discussing such topics as its history, leading theorists and proponents, and its impact on workers and politics.  More Info

The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century

University of California Press | October 1, 2013 | 302 pages
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of The Activist's Handbook, Randy Shaw's hard-hitting guide to winning social change, the author brings the strategic and tactical guidance of the prior edition into the age of Obama. Shaw details how activists can best use the Internet and social... More Info

Kill for Peace

University of Texas Press | July 15, 2013 | 278 pages
The Vietnam War (1964–1975) divided American society like no other war of the twentieth century, and some of the most memorable American art and art-related activism of the last fifty years protested U.S. involvement. At a time when Pop Art, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art dominated the American... More Info

International Community Organising

May 15, 2013 | 256 pages
Inspired by the Arab Spring, which continues to effect changes throughout the Middle East, and the global Occupy movement, many are looking toward community organizing as a realistic, tried, and tested way to address our many global problems. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of... More Info

The Age of Turbulence

Penguin | August 22, 2019 | 531 pages
The former Federal Reserve Board chairman reveals the financial close call that nearly resulted in an economic disaster after September 11, his efforts to safeguard American interests, and the personal and educational history that informed his choices.  More Info

The Great Divergence

Bloomsbury Press | April 24, 2012 | 272 pages
The Hillman Prize-winning lead columnist for The New Republic and Slate critically assesses income inequality in America and the ways it threatens democracy, tracing disturbing income ratio trends throughout the past three decades while outlining an urgent call for nonpartisan solutions. 40,000... More Info

The Alchemists

Penguin Press HC | April 4, 2013 | 400 pages
When the first fissures became visible to the naked eye in August 2007, suddenly the most powerful men in the world were three men who were never elected to public office. They were the leaders of the world’s three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn... More Info

Rethinking the Poli

Fernwood Books Limited | March 1, 2012 | 196 pages
"Though the Canadian labour movement's postwar political, economic and social achievements may have seemed like irrevocable contributions to human progress, they have proven to be anything but. Since the mid-1970s, labour's political influence and capacity to defend, let alone extend, these gains... More Info

Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown

Verso Books | July 9, 2013 | 384 pages
After the financial apocalypse, neoliberalism rose from the dead—stronger than ever At the onset of the Great Recession, as house prices sank and joblessness soared, many commentators thought that neoliberalism itself was in its death throes. And yet it seems that—post-apocalypse—we’ve... More Info

Capitalism Hits the Fan

Olive Branch Press | April 29, 2013 | 288 pages
A BREATHTAKINGLY CLEAR ANALYSIS OF TODAYS ONGOING ECONOMIC CRISIS In this updated edition of Capitalism Hits the Fan, Professor Wolff explains why capitalism's global crisis persists, why bank bailouts and austerity policies fail, and why deepening economic inequality now generates historic social... More Info

The Great Eurozone Disaster

Zed Books | April 9, 2013 | 224 pages
The last couple of years have seen the eurozone lurch from crisis to calamity. In The Great Eurozone Disaster, Heikki Patomäki dissects the current crisis, revealing its origins lie in the instability that has driven the process of financialization since the early 1970s. Furthermore, the public... More Info

Anything for a Vote

Quirk Books | August 22, 2019 | 303 pages
Today's political pundits express shock and disappointment when candidates resort to negative campaigning. But history reveals that smear campaigns are as American as apple pie. Anything for a Vote is an illustrated look at 200-plus years of dirty tricks and bad behavior in presidential elections... More Info

Sticker Nation 2: The Big Book of Subversive Stickers [With Sticker(s)]

Disinformation Co | March 30, 2009 | 64 pages
A huge new volume of the most popular underground stickers from the sloganeers at StickerNation!  More Info

And the Crooked Places Made Straight

JHU Press | December 3, 2012 | 232 pages
David Chalmers's widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a growing challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race, politics, policing, and privacy. He examines the... More Info

Anay's Will to Learn

May 1, 2013 | 184 pages
The opening of free trade agreements in the 1980s caused major economic changes in Mexico and the United States. These economic activities spawned dramatic social changes in Mexican society. One young Mexican woman, Anay Palomeque de Carrillo, rode the tumultuous wave of these economic activities... More Info

What Then Must We Do?

Chelsea Green Publishing | August 22, 2019 | 205 pages
"Democratizing wealth and building a community-sustaining economy from the gorund up"--Jacket.  More Info

Collective Action and Exchange

Stanford Economics & Finance | July 10, 2013 | 472 pages
In Collective Action and Exchange: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Contemporary Political Economy, William D. Ferguson unifies a broad range of new developments in economic theory and closely related areas of study to present a comprehensive political economy text, aimed at advanced undergraduates in... More Info

The elusive quest for growth

The MIT Press | August 8, 2002 | 342 pages
Why economists' attempts to help poorer countries improve their economic well-being have failed.  More Info

The Red Army Faction, a Documentary History

Pm Press | June 1, 2013 | 448 pages
The long-awaited second volume of the first-ever English-language study of the Red Army Faction (RAF)—West Germany's most notorious urban guerillas—covers the period immediately following the organization's near total decimation in 1977. During this period, the RAF was in a state of regrouping... More Info

Life of the Party

Between the Lines(CA) | September 1, 2012 | 136 pages
How do social class, race-ethnic, and gender differences promote social inequality in our everyday lives? Life of the Partybegins with a family birthday celebration as a prelude to examining several other party contexts -- tailgates of college football and race car fans, home sales gatherings of... More Info

Told You So: the Big Book of Weekly Columns

Seven Stories Press | May 28, 2013 | 480 pages
A follow-up to The Ralph Nader Reader collects the influential social and political advocate's columns from and other sources and explores a wide range of issues from genetically engineered foods and women's rights to the corporate state of America and citizen action. Original.  More Info

Political Bubbles

May 26, 2013 | 336 pages
Behind every financial crisis lurks a "political bubble"--policy biases that foster market behaviors leading to financial instability. Rather than tilting against risky behavior, political bubbles--arising from a potent combination of beliefs, institutions, and interests--aid, abet, and amplify... More Info

A Marxist History of the World

Pluto Press (UK) | April 9, 2013 | 360 pages
This magisterial analysis of human history - from "Lucy," the first hominid, to the Great Recession of 2008 - combines the insights of earlier generations of Marxist historians with radical new ideas about the historical process.Reading history against the grain, Neil Faulkner reveals that what... More Info

Take Back the Economy

May 1, 2013 | 264 pages
Take Back the Economy dismantles the idea that the economy is separate from us and best comprehended by experts, demonstrating that the economy is the outcome of the decisions and efforts we make every day. Full of exercises and inspiring examples from around the world, it shows how people can... More Info

The Financial Crisis and the Global South

Pluto Press | April 23, 2013 | 208 pages
This book is a major contribution exploring the policy options available for Developing and Emerging Economies in response to the global economic crises.Written by a highly respected development economist, the book gives a clear-eyed account of the issues particular to these countries and... More Info

Work Time

Polity | May 8, 2012 | 200 pages
Work Time is a sociological overview of a complex web of relations that shapes much of our experience of work and life yet often goes without critical examination. Cynthia Negrey examines work time past and present, exploring structural economic change and the gender division of labor to ask: what... More Info


May 21, 2013 | 368 pages
Two forefront economics draw on illuminating examples from history to offer insight into why powerful nations and civilizations break down under the heavy burden of financial imbalance, offering sobering arguments about America's current vulnerabilities and the preventative steps they believe must... More Info


March 12, 2013 | 224 pages
Parecomic is a graphic novel about something that affects us all: the system we live in--what's wrong with it, and how we might be able change it for the better. Written by Sean Michael Wilson, and drawn by Carl Thompson, Parecomic is about Michael Albert--the visionary behind "participatory... More Info

Supply Shock

New Society Pub | April 16, 2013 | 400 pages
The steady state revolution? navigating the end of economic growth.  More Info

How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands

April 5, 2013 | 280 pages
How Immigrants Impact Their Homelands examines the range of economic, social, and cultural impacts immigrants have had, both knowingly and unknowingly, in their home countries. The book opens with overviews of the ways migrants become agents of homeland development. The essays that follow focus on... More Info

Insurgent Encounters

Duke University Press Books | April 12, 2013 | 464 pages
DIVInsurgent Encounters illuminates the dynamics of contemporary transnational social movements, including those advocating for women and indigenous groups, environmental justice, and alternative—cooperative rather than exploitative—forms of globalization. The contributors are politically... More Info

Creativity and Academic Activism

November 20, 2012 | 312 pages
This work explores in detail how innovative academic activism can transform our everyday workplaces in contexts of considerable adversity. Personal essays by prominent scholars provide critical reflections on their institution-building triumphs and setbacks across a range of cultural institutions.... More Info


Zed Books | March 15, 2010 | 223 pages
In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants emerged from the highlands and jungle in the far southeast of Mexico and declared "ĄYa basta!" - "Enough!" - to 500 years of colonialism, racism, exploitation, oppression, and genocide.  More Info

The International Bank of Bob

Walker | March 5, 2013 | 416 pages
Hired by to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on Earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs create such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into an effort to... More Info

The Price of Inequality

W. W. Norton | April 8, 2013 | 560 pages
A forceful argument against America's vicious circle of growing inequality by the Nobel Prize–winning economist.  More Info

No Billionaire Left Behind

April 17, 2013 | 280 pages
The first ethnographic study of how genre-bending satirical activists engage America's great wealth divide and the role of big money in politics.  More Info

The Bankers' New Clothes

Princeton University Press | February 24, 2013 | 398 pages
Argues against the claim that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth.  More Info

The Battle of Bretton Woods

Princeton University Press | February 24, 2013 | 456 pages
Reveals how the blueprint for the post-World War II economic order was actually drawn.  More Info

A World Without Wall Street?

December 15, 2012 | 224 pages
As the aftershocks of the latest economic meltdown reverberate throughout the world, and people organize to physically occupy the major financial centers of the West, few experts and even fewer governments have dared to consider a world without the powerful markets that brought on the crash. Yet,... More Info