Category: Political economy

$32.95

Trojan-Horse Aid

McGill Queens Univ | November 1, 2014 | 352 pages
A frank account about Andean aid that asks development workers to leave their hubris and Western recipes at home.  More Info
$21.00

No Place to Hide

Signal Books | April 28, 2015 | 304 pages
"An indispensable book for anyone who cares about the future of privacy, not just in the United States but throughout the world...." National Post Investigative reporter for The Guardian and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald provides an in-depth look into the NSA scandal that has triggered a... More Info
$37.95

Spaces of Aid

Zed Books | March 12, 2015 | 256 pages
Aid workers commonly bemoan that the spaces and experiences of working in 'the field' often sit uneasily with the goals they've signed up to - from visiting project sites in air-conditioned Land Cruisers while the intended beneficiaries walk barefoot through the heat to checking emails from within... More Info
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Marxism and the Muslim World

Zed Books | March 15, 2015 | 229 pages
In the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings, Maxime Rodinson's Marxist commentary has a new and powerful resonance. Political repression, corruption and economic stagnation stimulated revolt across the Arab world. Now the revolutionary euphoria has faded, leaving violent power struggles, overtly Islamic... More Info
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In Walt We Trust

July 7, 2014 | 256 pages
Life in the United States today is shot through with uncertainty: about our jobs, our mortgaged houses, our retirement accounts, our health, our marriages, and the future that awaits our children. For many, our lives, public and private, have come to feel like the discomfort and unease you... More Info

Belonging and Banishment

Tsar Publications | May 25, 2015 | 147 pages
A variety of Canadian voices come together here to explore some of the vital issues facing Muslims in Canada. Who, indeed, is a Canadian Muslim? This is only one of the fundamental questions addressed in this volume.The authors are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, hail from coast to coast, and... More Info
$43.95

Strangers No More

April 26, 2015 | 320 pages
"Integration is not just about the desires of immigrants or availability of jobs--it is fundamentally about institutions and policies that shape incorporation. In this deft tour de force exploring six countries and multiple areas of life, "Strangers No More" reveals that simple narratives of... More Info

Ill Fares the Land

Penguin Paperbacks | March 1, 2011 | 237 pages
Argues that the current promotion of unchecked capitalism and materialism is fundamentally flawed, and that the answer is social democracy, in which government has an increased role without threatening personal liberties.  More Info
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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Vintage Canada | June 11, 2013 | 320 pages
With illustrations by award-winning comic artist Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges portrays a suffering nation on the cusp of widespread revolt and addresses Occupy Wall Street in his first book since the international protests began. In the tradition of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Hedges and Sacco travel... More Info
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Empire of Illusion

Vintage Canada | August 24, 2010 | 240 pages
Pulitzer prizewinner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with complexity and can... More Info
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The Age of Dignity

February 1, 2015 | 176 pages
Looks at the growing pressures on families caused by the growing population of elderly in the United States, and offers a plan for allowing the exploding elderly population to age with dignity, while generating millions of new jobs.  More Info
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Jerusalem Interrupted

September 10, 2014 | 320 pages
On the eve of the British Mandate in 1917, Jerusalem Arab society was rooted, diverse, and connected to other cities, towns, and rural areas in Palestine. Over the course of the three decades of the Mandate, no one could have imagined the radical rupture that Arab Jerusalem, a sophisticated and... More Info
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Ukraine Crisis

Yale University Press | May 25, 2015 | 248 pages
The aftereffects of the February 2014 Uprising in Ukraine are still reverberating around the world. The consequences of the popular rebellion and Russian President Putin's attempt to strangle it remain uncertain. In this book, Andrew Wilson combines a spellbinding, on-the-scene account of the Kiev... More Info
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China's Coming War with Asia

Polity | April 27, 2015 | 176 pages
Asia is set for another great power war. As China’s influence spreads beyond its territorial borders and its global aspirations gain momentum so tensions with its neighbors are reaching breaking point. In this clear-sighted book, Jonathan Holslag debunks the myth of China’s peaceful rise,... More Info
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Critical Approaches to International Security

Polity | March 9, 2015 | 320 pages
During the Cold War the concept of international security was understood in military terms as the threat or use of force by states. The end of EastÐWest hostilities, however, brought ‘critical’ perspectives to the fore as scholars sought to explain the emergence of new challenges to... More Info
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The Paradox of Liberation

March 31, 2015 | 192 pages
A thought-provoking reflection on why secular national liberation movements are so often challenged by militant religious revivals  More Info

Undoing the Demos

Zone Books | February 6, 2015 | 304 pages
Neoliberal rationality -- ubiquitous today in statecraft and the workplace, in jurisprudence, education, and culture -- remakes everything and everyone in the image of homo oeconomicus. What happens when this rationality transposes the constituent elements of democracy into an economic register? In... More Info
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Reconstructing Lenin

January 10, 2014 | 544 pages
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is among the most enigmatic and influential figures of the twentieth century. While his life and work are crucial to any understanding of modern history and the socialist movement, generations of writers on the left and the right have seen fit to embalm him endlessly with... More Info
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Discontent and Its Civilizations

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | February 24, 2015 | 240 pages
The author offers essays that discuss the similarities and differences in everyday living between the three countries he was able to call home at different periods of his life: America, Pakistan and England. By the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.  More Info
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Turbulent and Mighty Continent

Polity | February 2, 2015 | 224 pages
Winner of the 2014 European Book Prize. A "United States of Europe", Winston Churchill proposed in 1946, could "as if by a miracle transform" that "turbulent and mighty continent". "In this way only", he continued, "will hundreds of millions of toilers be able to regain the simple joys and hopes... More Info
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Understanding Nonviolence

Polity | January 20, 2015 | 304 pages
The use of nonviolent action is on the rise. From the Occupy Movement to the Arab Spring and mass protests on the streets of Brazil, activists across the world are increasingly using unarmed tactics to challenge oppressive, corrupt and unjust systems. But what exactly do we mean by nonviolence? How... More Info
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War Crimes, Atrocity and Justice

Polity | December 31, 2014 | 240 pages
What do we know about war crimes and justice? What are the discursive practices through which the dominant images of war crimes, atrocity and justice are understood? In this wide ranging text, Michael J. Shapiro contrasts the justice-related imagery of the war crimes trial (for example the... More Info
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The Sociology of Human Rights

Polity | December 31, 2014 | 216 pages
Long the arena of philosophers, legal scholars, and political scientists, the interdisciplinary study of human rights has recently seen an influx of sociologists. Why is this so, and how do sociologists contribute to our understanding of human rights in the contemporary world? In this landmark new... More Info
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Covering Islam

Vintage | May 25, 1997 | 200 pages
The author of Culture and Imperialism evaluates the American media's coverage of news stories about Islam and shows how misconceptions about the religion and about the Middle East have been promoted. Reprint.  More Info
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The Upstairs Wife

Beacon Press (MA) | February 3, 2015 | 264 pages
A memoir of Karachi through the eyes of its women Rafia Zakaria's Muslim-Indian family immigrated to Pakistan from Bombay in 1962, feeling the situation for Muslims in India was precarious and that Pakistan represented enormous promise. And for some time it did. Her family prospered, and the city... More Info
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Blaming the Victim

Pluto Press | December 20, 2014 | 240 pages
Poverty, it seems, is a constant in today's news, usually the result of famine, exclusion or conflict. In Blaming the Victim, Jairo Lugo-Ocando sets out to deconstruct and reconsider the variety of ways in which the global news media misrepresent and decontextualise the causes and consequences of... More Info
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Mental Health in the War on Terror

January 13, 2015 | 232 pages
Neil Krishan Aggarwal's timely study finds that mental-health and biomedical professionals have created new forms of knowledge and practice in their desire to understand and fight terrorism. In the process, the state has used psychiatrists and psychologists to furnish knowledge on undesirable... More Info

The Bells of Memory

Linda Leith Pub Incorporated | April 5, 2014 | 87 pages
The distinguished Arabic scholar, author, and translator Issa J. Boullata grew up in a Palestinian family in the Jerusalem of the 1930s and 1940s, when Palestine was under the British Mandate. His memoir, The Bells of Memory, is delightful in its reflections on an idyllic youth and detailed in its... More Info

Thieves of State

W. W. Norton | January 19, 2015 | 272 pages
A former advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains the common role of corruption in today's international uprisings, tracing corruption since the 1990s while arguing that corrupt governments have been largely responsible for extreme acts of rebellion. By the author of The Punishment of Virtue.  More Info
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Guantánamo Diary

Little, Brown | January 20, 2015 | 432 pages
An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. A... More Info

Locating Global Order

University of British Columbia Press | May 25, 2015 | 354 pages
Since 9/11, policy-makers and observers have questioned whether Americashould don the mantle of empire for the sake of world peace, or whetherpeace will come through world government. Locating GlobalOrder questions the very idea that the political order ishierarchical, with state and international... More Info
$68.95

Impunity, Human Rights, and Democracy

University of Texas Press | December 10, 2014 | 206 pages
Universal human rights standards were adopted in 1948, but in the 1970s and 1980s, violent dictatorships in Argentina and Chile flagrantly defied the new protocols. Chilean general Augusto Pinochet and the Argentine military employed state terrorism in their quest to eradicate Marxism and other... More Info

The Infernal Machine

October 1, 2008 | 410 pages
In a Narrative combining extraordinary sweep with riveting historical detail, writer and journalist Matthew Carr demonstrates how terrorist violence-however deplorable-is a tactic with deep roots in the contemporary history of the Western world.  More Info
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Redeployment

Penguin Press | May 25, 2015 | 291 pages
A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival in such stories as "After Action Report" and "Money as Weapons System."  More Info
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The Empires’ Edge

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The Communist Manifesto

Penguin Classics | October 22, 2014 | 304 pages
The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes, changed the face of the twentieth century beyond recognition. It inspired millions to revolution, forming the basis of political systems that still dominate countless lives and continuing to ignite debate about... More Info

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim

Three Leaves | May 25, 2015 | 304 pages
Offers an analysis of the contemporary politics of Islam, examines the roots of modern-day terrorism, and explains why America's rigid supportive policies toward Israel have fueled problems in the Middle East.  More Info
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Becoming Right

December 21, 2014 | 424 pages
Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America’s colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims—until now. In Becoming... More Info
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Rethinking the South African Crisis

University of Georgia Press | May 25, 2015 | 268 pages
"Published outside South Africa in 2014 by the University of Georgia Press [...] by arrangement with University of KwaZulu-Natal Press"--Title page verso.  More Info
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Zionism and its Discontents

Pluto Press | October 23, 2014 | 248 pages
Mainstream nationalist narratives and political movements have dominated the Israeli-Palestinian situation for too long. In this much-needed book, Ran Greenstein challenges this hegemony by focusing on four different, but at the same time connected, attempts which stood up to Zionist dominance and... More Info

Thinking Points

Macmillan | October 3, 2006 | 156 pages
Offers an understanding of the progressive worldview by seeking to answer such questions as "What is the progressive vision of America?", "Why are progressive values America's values?", and "How can political arguments and narratives be put together to counter the Right?"  More Info

War on Terror, Inc

Verso Books | May 25, 2015 | 262 pages
A critical assessment of the practices of commercial military suppliers who have profited from the War on Terror evaluates the relationships between political decision-makers and wartime commercial ventures, the wartime contributions of private contractors, and the moral issues associated with... More Info
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A Kingdom in Crisis

Zed Books | November 4, 2014 | 192 pages
Struggling to emerge from a despotic past, Thailand stands at a defining moment in its history. Scores have been killed on the streets of Bangkok. Freedom of speech is routinely denied. Democracy appears increasingly distant. Long dreaded by Thais, the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected... More Info
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Border Politics

October 31, 2014 | 368 pages
In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. “Borders”—defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries—have become increasingly... More Info
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State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

University of Georgia Press | October 15, 2014 | 256 pages
"This is an edited collection of essays that asks--and attempts to answer--a series of questions about global efforts of nuclear nonproliferation.  More Info

From coexistence to conquest

Pluto Pr | June 1, 2009 | 416 pages
The Palestine-Israel conflict often raises questions about international law, related to both Israel's legitimacy and violent Palestinian resistance to occupation. This book is the first of its kind to study the international legal methods used to create Israel, shedding light on the conflict as it... More Info
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Kids for Cash

September 1, 2014 | 288 pages
Investigates the "kids for cash" scandal that saw Judge Mark A. Ciavarella hand down unusually harsh sentences to delinquent teenagers, ordering that they be sent to a detention facility in which he had a financial stake.  More Info
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Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Edition

November 11, 2014 | 704 pages
Selected testimonies to living history-speeches, letters, poems, songs-left by the people who make history happen but are often left out of history books-women, workers, nonwhites. Introductions to the original texts by Zinn.  More Info
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The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!

Chelsea Green Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 192 pages
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Two Days in June

Signal Books | November 11, 2014 | 320 pages
Two Days in June is a mesmerizing hour-by-hour account that takes us into the Kennedy White House during the 48 hours that he delivered his two most significant speeches -- ultimately changing the course of history. Two Days in June is the story of the high noon of the presidency of John Fitzgerald... More Info

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