Category: Political economy


Latin America in Colonial Times

Cambridge Univ Pr | November 14, 2011 | 304 pages
Course Codes:  LACS 1001
Semester:  Fall-2015
Latin America in Colonial Times presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century. The authors give equal attention to the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors and settlers, to the African slaves they brought across... More Info

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Bloomsbury Press | January 4, 2011 | 304 pages
One of the world's most respected economists and author of the international bestseller "Bad Samaritans" equips readers with an understanding of how global capitalism works--and doesn't.  More Info

Biopolitics: A Reader

September 1, 2015 | 446 pages
Professor:  Prof. Dale Spencer
Course Codes:  LAWS 5004
Semester:  Fall-2015
A compilation of the primary texts—by Foucault, Arendt, Agamben, Badiou, and other theorists—that laid the ground for contemporary thinking about biopolitics, or the relations between life and politics.  More Info

Because We Say So

August 11, 2015 | 200 pages
Concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global crisis, from cyberwar and surveillance to the increasing urgency of climate change.  More Info

Lenin and the Revolutionary Party

July 14, 2015 | 420 pages
Lenin's political and organizational ideas confront the reality of the labor movement and the revolutionary process.  More Info

The United Nations in the 21st Century: Grappling with the World's Most Challenging Issues: Militarism, the Environment, Human Rights, Inequality

James Lorimer | September 1, 2015 | 96 pages
A short, pointed, informative overview of 'the world's best hope' for humanity in this century  More Info

First Measures of the Coming Insurrection

Zed Books | May 1, 2015 | 112 pages
We have witnessed a beginning, the birth of a new age of revolt and upheaval. In North Africa and the Middle East it took the people a matter of days to topple what were supposedly entrenched regimes. Now, to the west, multiple crises are etching away at a 'democratic consensus' that has, since the... More Info

Advocacy in Conflict

Zed Books | May 14, 2015 | 288 pages
Conflicts in Africa, Asia and Latin America have become a common focus of advocacy by western celebrities and specialist advocacy organizations. This provocative volume delves into the realities of these efforts, which have often had to make major compromises of integrity in the pursuit of profile... More Info

Ghost Cities of China

Zed Books | April 9, 2015 | 192 pages
China has built hundreds of new cities and urban districts over the past 30 years, and hundreds more are set to be built by 2030. Between now and then, 250 million more rural Chinese will move into cities, bringing the country's urban population up over one billion, as the central government kicks... More Info

The Hidden Structure of Violence

NYU Press | July 17, 2015 | 304 pages
Acts of violence assume many forms: they may travel by the arc of a guided missile or in the language of an economic policy, and they may leave behind a smoldering village or a starved child. The all-pervasiveness of violence makes it seem like an unavoidable, and ultimately incomprehensible,... More Info

Party of One

September 15, 2015 | 560 pages
In time for the federal election that promises to be a referendum on Stephen Harper's tenure, Party of One is a scathing look at the majority government of a prime minister determined to remake Canada. In Party of One, investigative journalist Michael Harris closely examines the majority government... More Info

Mandate of Heaven

July 14, 2015 | 307 pages
The essential Marxist history of China under Mao.  More Info

Disposable Futures

April 1, 2015 | 296 pages
A dazzling exploration of the seduction of violence and spectacle in politics, culture, entertainment and everyday life  More Info

Networks of Outrage and Hope

John Wiley & Sons | April 13, 2015 | 328 pages
Revised edition of the author's Networks of outrage and hope published in 2012.  More Info


June 26, 2015 | 180 pages
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Remaking the ANC

January 6, 2015 | 288 pages
"Although the ANC has been in power now for twenty years and looks set to continue in office for some time yet, its hold on power is neither permanent nor assured, and sometime in the future it is safe to say it will be voted out of office. This is the fate faced by all liberation movements that... More Info

Turkish Awakening

April 2, 2015 | 368 pages
Born in London to a Turkish mother and British father, Alev Scott moved to Istanbul to discover what it means to be Turkish in a country going through rapid political and social change, with an extraordinary past still linked to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and an ever more surprising present under the... More Info

Agent Storm

Grove Press | June 15, 2015 | 416 pages
A Danish national-turned-associate of al-Qaida, provides an inside look at his decade as a radical Islamist, as well as his ultimate decision to leave the jihadist life and become a double-agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. 35,000 first printing.  More Info

No God But God

Random House LLC | August 14, 2012 | 166 pages
Examines the rituals and traditions of Islam, and discusses the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him and the emergence of his successors.  More Info

Bitter Freedom

May 7, 2015 | 544 pages
The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a... More Info

Securing Freedom

Profile Books(GB) | September 1, 2015 | 93 pages
How do we balance our belief in human freedom with the need to defend ourselves against those who believe the use of terror can be justified? Can our handling of security risk and the laws we pass to deal with them distort our response to the threat of terrorism? In this sobering and remarkably... More Info

Europe and the People Without History

Univ of California Press | August 22, 2010 | 503 pages
'The intention of this work is to show that European expansion not only transformed the historical trajectory of non-European societies but also reconstituted the historical accounts of these societies before European intervention. It asserts that anthropology must pay more attention to history.'... More Info

The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century

Verso Books | November 16, 2012 | 298 pages
From the outset, Seumas Milne's Guardian essays on the West's war on terror provoked angry denunciations on both sides of the Atlantic. A decade on, the advocates of violent capitalism have been silenced. From class to religion, Blair to Obama, Palestine to Pakistan, bank bailouts to the Arab... More Info


Monthly Review Press | January 1, 2010 | 240 pages
Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great "ideological deformations" of our time: Eurocentrism.  More Info

Arrival City

Vintage Books Canada | October 4, 2011 | 384 pages
From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence... More Info

The Social Origins of Human Rights

University of Wisconsin Pres | June 2, 2015 | 328 pages
Offering deep insight to the lives of human rights activists in a conflict zone, against the backdrop of major historical changes that shaped Latin America in the twentieth century, this book illuminates the critical role of human rights organizations in bringing violence to public attention and... More Info

Rebalancing Society

Berrett-Koehler Pub | January 5, 2015 | 151 pages
Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in the political center. We require an unprecedented form of radical renewal. In this book... More Info

Immigrant Voices

New Amer Library | June 2, 2015 | 448 pages
A compelling collection of essays providing a comprehensive vision of immigration to the United States in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries—the indispensable companion to Immigrant Voices. Filled with moving narratives by authors from every continent, Immigrant Voices: Volume II... More Info

The Communist Manifesto

Verso | September 1, 1998 | 87 pages
The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times  More Info

The Communist Manifesto

Bantam Classics | May 1, 1992 | 80 pages
The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times  More Info

The Communist Manifesto

ePenguin | August 1, 2002 | 287 pages
The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times.  More Info

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

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

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

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

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 | September 1, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukraine Crisis

Yale University Press | September 1, 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

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

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

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

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

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