Category: Political economy

The Terror Years

Knopf Publishing Group | August 23, 2016 | 384 pages
"Eleven powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from a more peaceful time in 1990s Israel to the recent beheadings of reporters by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as... More Info

Russia and the Long Transition from Capitalism to Socialism

NYU Press | July 1, 2016 | 144 pages
Out of early twentieth-century Russia came the world’s first significant effort to build a modern revolutionary society. According to Marxist economist Samir Amin, the great upheaval that once produced the Soviet Union has also produced a movement away from capitalism – a long transition that... More Info

Left of the Left

July 12, 2016 | 400 pages
A son's warm and riotous tribute to his father, and the lost world of working class radicalism.  More Info

The Lucky Culture and the Rise of an Australian Ruling Class

Fourth Estate | August 22, 2019 | 368 pages
Countries don′t get lucky; people do. THE LUCKY CULTURE tells the story of Australian exceptionalism, the unique national quality that transformed a raw, unbroken continent into the great civilisation of the south.  More Info

Female Suicide Bombings

University of Toronto Press | June 16, 2016 | 280 pages
"Female" "Suicide Bombings" critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations.  More Info

A People's History of Modern Europe

Pluto Press (UK) | April 15, 2016 | 256 pages
From the monarchical terror of the Middle Ages to the mangled Europe of the twenty-first century, A People's History of Modern Europe tracks the history of the continent through the deeds of those whom mainstream history tries to forget.Europe provided the perfect conditions for a great number of... More Info

Expose, Oppose, Propose

May 2, 2016 | 224 pages
Since the 1970s, economic globalization has fuelled concerns that democracy is being hollowed out. Transnational social movements have developed as advocates of a "democratic globalization" that enriches human relations across space by empowering communities and citizens to participate in the full... More Info

A People's History of the United States

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | November 17, 2015 | 768 pages
With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark... More Info

Executing Grace

HarperOne | January 26, 2016 | 256 pages
In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. The Bible says an eye for an... More Info


Oxford University Press | April 6, 2016 | 128 pages
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. This title provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual... More Info

Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | April 13, 2016 | 176 pages
The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide, and is ranked as the world's fifth largest religion. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11, where Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, suggest that the Sikh faith still... More Info

How to Run a Government

Penguin Press | March 24, 2016 | 368 pages
Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns with a new identity,... More Info

Being Red

February 20, 2016 | 168 pages
How should the left govern? In the wake of a huge surge of interest in the Labour Party, Ken Livingstone serves up an insider's account of the Party and its future, at a pivotal moment in its history.At a time when many are now looking to revive Labour's potential, Livingstone has form. His account... More Info

The Great Class War 1914-1918

April 1, 2016 | 560 pages
Historian Jacques Pauwels applies a critical, revisionist lens to the First World War, offering readers a fresh interpretation that challenges mainstream thinking. As Pauwels sees it, war offered benefits to everyone, across class and national borders. For European statesmen, a large-scale war... More Info

The Crime of All Crimes

NYU Press | March 29, 2016 | 320 pages
Cambodia. Rwanda. Armenia. Nazi Germany. History remembers these places as the sites of unspeakable crimes against humanity, and indisputably, of genocide. Yet, throughout the twentieth century, the world has seen many instances of violence committed by states against certain groups within their... More Info

From Marx to Gramsci

May 10, 2016 | 364 pages
A comprehensive almost mini course in the key figures of the Marxist tradition.  More Info

Returns of Marxism

March 15, 2016 | 339 pages
Inspiring and thoroughly researched collection of contemporary Marxist essays that engage the struggle of our times.  More Info

Cuba and the U.S. Empire

NYU Press | May 1, 2016 | 455 pages
"Sections of this book were previously published as Cuba and the United States: A Chronological History by Ocean Press (1997)"  More Info

Defeating ISIS

Skyhorse Publishing | January 5, 2016 | 256 pages
ISIS—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—has taken on the mantle of being the single most dangerous terrorist threat to global security since al-Qaeda. In Defeating ISIS, internationally renowned intelligence veteran, author, and counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance gives an insider’s view... More Info

Who Rules the World?

Macmillan | May 10, 2016 | 320 pages
Examines "changing American power, the threats to democracy, and the future of the global order"--Dust jacket flap.  More Info

A Civilian Occupation

Verso | August 22, 2019 | 191 pages
Bringing together essays and photographs by leading Israeli practitioners, and complemented by maps, plans and statistical data, A Civilian Occupation explores the processes and repercussions of Israeli planning and its underlying ideology. It demonstrates how, over the last century, planning and... More Info

Making Things International 2

March 15, 2016 | 400 pages
Drawing widely from contemporary social and critical thought, Making Things International 2 offers provocative interventions into debates about causality, connection, and politics through the notion of assemblage. Political assemblages, especially those that cross national borders, can be catalyzed... More Info

Gun, Baby, Gun

Signal Books | March 22, 2016 | 368 pages
A "riveting," "relentlessly engrossing," and "brilliantly researched" investigation of the life of the gun -- its manufacture, its sale, and its impact -- and of our world's hugely complex relationship with firearms. In some places of the world, getting a gun is easier than getting a glass of... More Info

The Pen and the Sword

April 1, 2010 | 180 pages
Collects the transcripts of five wide-ranging radio interviews with internationally renowned Palestinian scholar and critic Edward Said (1935-2003), which cover such topics as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Said's written works, music and much more. Original.  More Info

The Devil's Chessboard

Harper | October 13, 2015 | 704 pages
An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise... More Info

Terror, Religion, and Liberal Thought

October 10, 2015 | 240 pages
Religious violence may trigger feelings of repulsion and indignation, especially in a society that encourages toleration and respect, but rejection contradicts the principles of inclusion that define a democracy and its core moral values. How can we think ethically about religious violence and... More Info

China's Hidden Children

University of Chicago Press | March 28, 2016 | 224 pages
During the 1990s and early 2000s, China became the world s largest supplier of healthy, predominantly female, children for international adoption--a veritable diaspora of 120,000 girls. We in the west have come to believe that this situation was the result of China s One-Child Policy, combined with... More Info

Wages of Rebellion

Vintage Canada | March 1, 2016 |
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER For bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, we are once again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. From the vantage point of a world on the edge, "... More Info

Eclipse of the Assassins

University of Wisconsin Pres | November 30, 2015 | 548 pages
"Eclipse of the Assassins" investigates the sensational 1984 murder of Mexico s most influential newspaper columnist, Manuel Buendia, and how that crime reveals the lethal hand of the U.S. government in Mexico and Central America during the final decades of the twentieth century."  More Info

The New Political Sociology of Science

University of Wisconsin Press | August 4, 2015 | 499 pages
In the twenty-first century, the production and use of scientific knowledge is more regulated, commercialized, and participatory than at any other time. The stakes in understanding those changes are high for scientist and nonscientist alike: they challenge traditional ideas of intellectual work and... More Info

Creating a Learning Society

October 6, 2015 | 400 pages
Creating a Learning Society explains how the countries of the world went from centuries of stagnation to the enormous increases in standards of living that have marked the last two hundred and fifty years: they have learned how to learn. Yet, as Stiglitz and Greenwald make clear, markets won't... More Info

Marx After Marx

October 13, 2015 | 304 pages
In "Marx After Marx," Harry Harootunian questions the claims of Western Marxism and its presumption of the final completion of capitalism. If this shift in Marxism reflected the recognition that the expected revolutions were not forthcoming in the years before World War II, its Cold War afterlife... More Info

The China Boom

October 20, 2015 | 256 pages
Many thought China's rise would fundamentally remake the global order. Yet, much like other developing nations, the Chinese state now finds itself entrenched in a status quo characterized by free trade and American domination. Through a cutting-edge historical, sociological, and political analysis,... More Info


October 6, 2015 | 184 pages
In this book, one of the world’s most renowned historians provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism in global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. From early commercial capitalism in the Arab world, China, and Europe, to nineteenth- and... More Info

Political Turbulence

November 24, 2015 | 304 pages
As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing, or downloading. Chain reactions caused by these tiny acts of participation form a growing part of... More Info

Engineers of Jihad

February 22, 2016 | 200 pages
The violent actions of a few extremists can alter the course of history, yet there persists a yawning gap between the potential impact of these individuals and what we understand about them.  More Info

Thieves of State

W. W. Norton | March 7, 2016 | 272 pages
I can t imagine a more important book for our time. Sebastian Junger"  More Info

Southern Insurgency

Pluto Press (UK) | October 13, 2015 | 224 pages
The site of industrial struggle is shifting. The West needs to look further if it wants to understand how workers' self-organisation is developing in countries it too often ignores. Across the Global South, peasant communities are forced off the land to live and work in harsh and impoverished... More Info

State Phobia and Civil Society

Stanford University Press | January 6, 2016 | 208 pages
The book evaluates Michel Foucault's thought on the state and how it has shaped the widespread and dogmatic anti-statist thinking in the humanities, social sciences, public policy and governance.  More Info

Settlers in Contested Lands

Stanford University Press | October 14, 2015 | 264 pages
Settlers feature in many protracted territorial disputes and ethnic conflicts around the world. Explaining the dynamics of the politics of settlers in contested territories in several contemporary cases, this book illuminates how settler-related conflicts emerge, evolve, and are significantly more... More Info

State Failure in the Modern World

Stanford University Press | December 16, 2015 | 168 pages
State failure is seen as one of the significant threats to regional and international stability in the current international system. State Failure in the Modern World presents a comprehensive, systematic, and empirically rigorous analysis of the full range of the state failure process in the... More Info

Outsourcing War

Cornell University Press | December 18, 2015 | 200 pages
In Outsourcing War, Amy E. Eckert examines the ethical implications involved in the widespread use of PMCs, and in particular questions whether they can fit within customary ways of understanding the ethical prosecution of warfare.  More Info

The South African Gandhi

Stanford University Press | October 7, 2015 | 343 pages
In the pantheon of freedom fighters, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has pride of place. His fame and influence extend far beyond India and are nowhere more significant than in South Africa. "India gave us a Mohandas, we gave them a Mahatma," goes a popular South African refrain. Contemporary South... More Info

Immigrant Protest

Suny Press | July 2, 2015 | 320 pages
Explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by "illegal" and displaced peoples.  More Info

Rogue Elephant

Bloomsbury Paperbacks | January 5, 2016 | 480 pages
Five years ago, India was an emerging world power being courted by the world's most powerful political and business leaders--an upbeat story of unparalleled economic growth. Since then, it has failed to account for the human capital at the heart of its effort to modernize: more than one billion... More Info

Once Upon A Revolution

Simon and Schuster | January 19, 2016 | 288 pages
"The inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders--and their imperfect decisions that changed the world... Thanassis Cambanis tells the story of the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces that--for the... More Info

Weapons of Mass Migration

February 2, 2016 |
Greenhill offers the first systematic examination of forced migration as an important but largely unrecognized instrument of state influence. She shows both how often this unorthodox brand of coercion has been attempted and how successful it has been.  More Info

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Haymarket Books | January 21, 2016 | 180 pages
In these essays, interviews and speeches, Angela Y. Davis illuminates connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis... More Info

The New Threat

The New Press | October 27, 2015 | 192 pages
Jason Burke is one of the world’s leading experts on militant Islam. He embedded with the Kurdish peshmerga (currently at war with ISIS) while still in college. He was hanging out with the Taliban in the late 1990s. He witnessed the bombing of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in 2001 firsthand.  More Info

When We Fight, We Win

The New Press | January 5, 2016 | 208 pages
"Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the Dream Act, the People's Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street-these are just a few of the initiatives that have taken flight in the past decade, the most fertile and productive era of activism and reform this country has seen since the... More Info