Category: Political Economy


Border Patrol Nation

City Lights Publishers | April 8, 2014 | 358 pages
Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of US Border Patrol and the long-term consequences for free society.  More Info

Rebels, Reds, Radicals

Between The Lines | April 16, 2014 | 254 pages
An engaging introduction to the vibrant history of the political left in Canada  More Info

The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature

Verso | June 4, 2013 | 224 pages
Who – and what – are the Bourgeois? “The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished. ‘I am a member of... More Info

Tibet, the Last Cry

February 16, 2013 | 208 pages
Eric and Laurent were the only freelance journalists allowed into Tibet following the March 2008 riots. They saw the friction between two cultures who live in mistrust. Police and soldiers patrol the towns, while crowds of Han immigrants pour into the region like new frontier settlers seeking their... More Info

The Face of Resistance

By AungAung Zaw
March 1, 2014 | 150 pages
Aung San Suu Kyi is a world-renowned, inspirational symbol of Burmese resistance and courage. Released in 2010 after spending fifteen of the previous twenty-one years under house arrest, many are now looking to her to lead the country. But is it possible for Suu Kyi to mend the deep divisions in... More Info

The Power of the Talking Stick

Paradigm Pub | March 1, 2014 | 200 pages
The Power of the Talking Stick makes the case that, reaching back to the beginning of the nation-state and all through the current period of corporate-led globalisation, our governments and social institutions have been engaged in activities that will ultimately extinguish the world's ecological... More Info

Following the Leader

February 3, 2014 | 312 pages
With unprecedented access to Chinese leaders at all levels of the party and government, best-selling author David Lampton tells the insider story of China’s political elite from their own perspectives. Based on over five hundred interviews, Following the Leader offers a rare glimpse into how the... More Info

The Contradictions of "real Socialism"

April 16, 2014 | 222 pages
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The Socialist Alternative

April 16, 2014 | 191 pages
“A good society,“ Michael Lebowitz tells us, “is one that permits the full development of human potential.” In this slim, lucid, and insightful book, he argues persuasively that such a society is possible. That capitalism fails his definition of a good society is evident from even a cursory... More Info

Days and Nights of Love and War

April 16, 1983 | 178 pages
"Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary writers. In this journal and history, Eduardo Galeano records the lives and struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of violence and repression. Alternating between reportage... More Info

The Battle of Bretton Woods

March 1, 2014 | 480 pages
When turmoil strikes world monetary and financial markets, leaders invariably call for 'a new Bretton Woods' to prevent catastrophic economic disorder and defuse political conflict. The name of the remote New Hampshire town where representatives of forty-four nations gathered in July 1944, in the... More Info

The Battle for Justice in Palestine

February 17, 2014 | 224 pages
Efforts to achieve a 'two-state solution' have finally collapsed, and the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israeli society lurches toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. Abunimah, the most prominent Palestinian critic of Israel living in the United... More Info

Survivors of Slavery

April 16, 2014 | 384 pages
Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United... More Info

The accumulation of capital

Psychology Press | April 16, 2014 | 453 pages
Rosa Luxemburg was a revolutionary socialist who fought and died for her beliefs. In January 1919, after being arrested for her involvement in a workers' uprising in Berlin, she was brutally murdered by a group of right-wing soldiers. Her body was recovered days later from a canal. Six years... More Info

Killer Weed

University of Toronto Press | January 17, 2014 | 304 pages
Since the late 1990s, marijuana grow operations have been identified by media and others as a new and dangerous criminal activity of “epidemic” proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their analysis of fifteen years of newspaper coverage to show how consensus about... More Info

Democratic Equality

University of Toronto Press | April 16, 2014 | 263 pages
Are the world's oldest democracies failing? In this extraordinary collection, top scholars in political science, sociology, philosophy and economics, discuss a radical shift towards inequality in an age of mass capital globalization.  More Info

An Israeli in Palestine

Pluto Pr | July 15, 2010 | 338 pages
Israeli anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper throws a harsh light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of a critical insider.  More Info

Europe's Alliance with Israel

Pluto Press | December 15, 2010 | 192 pages
In carefully crafted official statements, the European Union presents itself as an honest broker in the Middle East. In reality, however, the EU’s 27 governments have been engaged in a long process of accommodating Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. Journalist David Cronin... More Info

Blocking Public Participation

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | March 1, 2014 | 210 pages
Strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) involves lawsuits brought by individuals, corporations, groups, or politicians to curtail political activism and expression. An increasingly large part of the political landscape in Canada, they are often launched against those protesting,... More Info

The Origin of Capitalism

Verso | April 16, 2014 | 213 pages
Contains extensive new material, especially on imperialism, anti Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state, and the differences betwee ncapitalism and non-capitalist commerce. Traces the links between the origin of capitalism and globalization, ecological degradation and the current... More Info

22 Ideas to Fix the World

August 30, 2013 | 492 pages
"A joint publication of the Social Science Research Council and New York University Press."  More Info

Israel and the clash of civilisations

Pluto Pr | January 20, 2008 | 204 pages
Argues that the current chaos in the Middle East was always the intention of the Bush administration and Israel.  More Info

Disappearing Palestine

November 15, 2008 | 294 pages
This book claims that Palestine is fast disappearing and fulfilling the objectives of Israel's founding fathers. Over many decades, Israel has developed and refined policies to disperse, imprison and impoverish the Palestinian people, in a relentless effort to destroy them as a nation. It has... More Info

The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation

Pluto Press | September 15, 2010 | 240 pages
The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967 has many important economic aspects that are often overlooked. In this highly original book, Shir Hever shows that both sides need to address the economic dimension if progress is to be made. Hever rejects the premise that Israel... More Info

Power Concedes Nothing

Scribner | February 11, 2014 | 368 pages
The “fierce” and “remarkable” memoir from one of the nation’s most influential and celebrated civil rights attorneys—second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice—is “a rallying cry for social justice” (More magazine). Connie Rice has taken on the bus system, the... More Info

Censored 2014

October 1, 2013 | 288 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. Additional chapters find academics and... More Info

Governing the World

Penguin Group USA | August 27, 2013 | 496 pages
A majestic narrative reckoning with the forces that have shaped the nature and destiny of the world's governing institutions The story of global cooperation is a tale of dreamers goading us to find common cause in remedying humanity's worst problems. But international institutions are also tools... More Info


Zed Books | November 5, 2013 | 176 pages
In this groundbreaking work, Gurpreet Mahajan tackles the predisposition of political theory to be limited by the Western canon. Bringing into focus how concepts central to the modern democratic political imaginary are interpreted in India, this book elaborates the ways that ideas of freedom,... More Info

A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

Verso Books | April 16, 2014 | 729 pages
A comprehensive history of human society covers its earliest period through the present, avoiding the typical practice of recounting history from the perspectives of dates and famous people to document how everyday people lived and contributed to societal changes. Original.  More Info

How America Gets Away With Murder

Pluto Press | July 20, 2004 | 320 pages
They call it "collateral damage," but legally and morally it is really mass murder. In Kosovo, America claimed its war was a "humanitarian intervention," in Afghanistan, "self-defense," and in Iraq, it claimed the authority of the Security Council of the United Nations. Yet each of these wars was... More Info

Global Interdependence

Belknap Press | January 1, 2014 | 990 pages
Global Interdependence provides a new account of world history from the end of WWII to the present, an era when transnational communities challenged the long domination of the nation-state. Leading scholars elucidate the political, economic, cultural, and environmental forces that have shaped the... More Info

A People's History of the U.s. Military

October 1, 2013 | 384 pages
Drawing from three centuries of soldiers' personal accounts with combat, A People's History of the U.S Military is a compelling first person account of the experiences of common soldiers in the U.S military, from the American revolution to the present day. Illustrating the reality of military... More Info

Global Issues

University of Toronto Press | November 19, 2013 | 224 pages
Global Issues is a pedagogically rich book that addresses prominent issues of contemporary concern. From social media and political revolutions to food security and world hunger, each issue is explored in depth, allowing for an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict,... More Info

A Question of Torture

Holt Paperbacks | December 26, 2006 | 320 pages
"An indispensable and riveting account" of the CIA's development and use of torture, from the cold war to Abu Ghraib and beyond (Naomi Klein, The Nation) In this revelatory account of the CIA's fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture, historian Alfred W. McCoy locates the deep roots of... More Info

In the Words of Nelson Mandela

Bloomsbury Publishing USA | April 26, 2011 | 160 pages
The editor of The Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations presents a treasury of short quotes by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning first elected South African president, in a reference that offers insight into his views on topics ranging from humanity and friendship to oppression and freedom.... More Info

Between Equal Rights

Haymarket Books | April 16, 2014 | 375 pages
Mieville critically examines existing theories of international law and offers a compelling alternative Marxist view.  More Info

The Untold History of the United States

Simon and Schuster | October 15, 2013 | 784 pages
A companion to the ten-part documentary series outlines provocative arguments against official American historical records to reveal the origins of conservatism and the obstacles to progressive change.  More Info

The Power of Knowledge

Yale University Press | April 16, 2014 | 448 pages
A thought-provoking analysis of how the acquisition and utilization of information has determined the course of history over the past five centuries and shaped the world as we know it today  More Info


Nation Books | May 14, 2013 | 336 pages
Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel is New York Times best-selling author Max Blumenthal's devastating journey through Israel and an anatomy of the extremist takeover of a nation. What Blumenthal finds is a country overrun by extremists, where the Jewish Right has hijacked constitutional... More Info

Killing Machine: The American Presidency in the Age of Drone Warfare

New Press | November 12, 2013 | 256 pages
With Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States' leadership role in... More Info

On Anarchism

New Press | November 5, 2013 | 128 pages
Radical linguist, philosopher, and activist Noam Chomsky is widely recognized as one of the foremost intellectuals in contemporary America. Known for his denunciation of U.S. foreign policy, state capitalism, and the mainstream media, he is a fearless critic of established authority, a stance that... More Info

The Family Jewels

October 1, 2013 | 336 pages
In December 1974, a front-page story in the New York Times revealed the explosive details of illegal domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency. This included political surveillance, eavesdropping, detention, and interrogation. The revelation of illegal activities over many years shocked... More Info

Spoiling Tibet

June 1, 2013 |
No summary available.

Mexico's Democratic Challenges

Stanford Univ Pr | May 31, 2010 | 352 pages
Only a decade ago, Mexico saw the end of seventy years of single-party hegemonic rule and the first free and fair election in its history. How has the country evolved since then, and what is the status of its democracy today? In this comprehensive new collection intended for use in undergraduate... More Info

Modern Politics

PM Press | November 1, 2013 | 176 pages
Back in print for the first time in 30 years, this volume provides a brilliant and accessible summation of the ideas of left Marxist giant C. L. R. James. Originally delivered in 1960 as a series of lectures in his native Trinidad, James’s wide-ranging erudition and enduring relevance are... More Info

The Victory Lab

Random House LLC | April 16, 2014 | 357 pages
A lively and fascinating look at how a handful of academics, statisticians, and strategists are reshaping how political campaigns are won and lost.  More Info


November 12, 2013 | 330 pages
The war of 1971 that created Bangladesh was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since partition in 1947. It tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. Srinath Raghavan contends that the crisis and its cast of characters can be... More Info

Days of God

Simon & Schuster | September 10, 2013 | 272 pages
A myth-busting insider’s account of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 that destroyed US influence in the country and transformed the politics of the Middle East and the world. James Buchan was studying in Iran in the 1970s when the turmoil that culminated in the revolution began. Fluent in Persian,... More Info

If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

Yale University Press | November 26, 2013 | 352 pages
Can cities solve the biggest problems of the twenty-first century better than nations? Is the city democracy's best hope?  More Info

Mobilities, Knowledge, and Social Justice

July 1, 2013 | 608 pages
An original, thought-provoking synthesis of interdisciplinary perspectives on the movement of people and ideas in the contemporary world.  More Info