Category: Political economy

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America

February 16, 2012 | 544 pages
Democracy in Americais arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society. The Library of America now presents Arthur Goldhammer's acclaimed translation in a two-volume Paperback Classics edition. Winner of the 2004 Translation Prize awarded by the... More Info

The Road to Tahrir Square

New Press, The | August 30, 2011 | 240 pages
"The story of the United States' intimate and pivotal relationship with the Arab world's largest nation over the course of six decades"--Provided by publisher.  More Info

On History

November 15, 2011 | 180 pages
In a wide-ranging conversation, filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer Tariq Ali discuss world history from the seventh century to today.  More Info

Britain's Empire

Verso Books | November 7, 2011 | 568 pages
This revelatory new history punctures the widely held belief that the British Empire was an imaginative and civilizing enterprise. Instead, Britain's Empire reveals a history of systemic repression and almost perpetual violence, showing how British rule was imposed as a military operation and... More Info

The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx

November 8, 2011 | 210 pages
Despite their best attempts to declare them dead at every opportunity, establishment critics have failed to relegate Karl Marx's ideas to the dustbin of history. Alex Callinicos argues that Marx's ideas have an enduring relevance and provides an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the... More Info

The trouble with aid

August 22, 2019 | 175 pages
In this book, Jonathan Glennie argues that government aid to Africa actually has many very harmful effects. He claims that aid has often meant more poverty, more hungry people, worse basic services for poor people and damage to already precarious democratic institutions. Rather than the Make... More Info

Conflict and Development

July 15, 2011 | 224 pages
During the 1900s the drive of liberal peace efforts in the form of humanitarian intervention transformed the ways in which traditional development assistance operated in war and post-war situations. From Somalia and Rwanda to Bosnia and Sri Lanka, conflict, security and development became more... More Info


December 15, 2009 | 186 pages
This book is the first for over 20 years to comprehensively and accessibly examine contemporary issues in Egypt. It presents a series of analyses of politics, culture and society, including many by Egyptian academics and activists. It addresses the turmoil created by imposition of neo-liberal... More Info

The Invention of the Jewish People

Verso Books | June 14, 2010 | 344 pages
Bestselling new analysis of Jewish history by a leading Israeli historian.  More Info

African Intellectuals

August 22, 2019 | 248 pages
Includes bibliographical references.  More Info

Posthuman International Relations

December 15, 2011 | 240 pages
In this bold intervention, Cudworth and Hobden draw on recent advances in thinking about complexity theory to call for a profound re-envisioning of the study of international relations. As a discipline, IR is wedded to the enlightenment project of overcoming the "hazards" of nature, and thus... More Info

The Case for Sanctions Against Israel

Verso Books | May 2, 2012 | 244 pages
In a collection of essays, leading international voices argue for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. Original.  More Info

African Cities

April 15, 2011 | 242 pages
As African societies come to live more and more in cities, they do so in ways that challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development in geography, sociology, anthropology, and planning. This book uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical... More Info

Rethinking the 21st century

July 1, 2009 | 278 pages
This book brings context and perspective to the security problems of today. Global security and stability is now challenged not only by states and nuclear war, but by insurgency, disease, environmental degradation and military privatisation. Yet the way we perceive politics can be dangerously stark... More Info

A companion to Marx's Capital

Verso Books | August 22, 2019 | 356 pages
The radical geographer guides us through the classic text of political economy.  More Info

Neoliberal Africa

April 15, 2010 | 178 pages
Neoliberalism has shaped African development for nearly thirty years. As such, it is not an economic 'shock' or a 'structural adjustment', but rather a historic shift in Africa's development politics and policy. This book explores the ways in which African countries have experienced the neoliberal... More Info

Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere

Verso Books | January 9, 2012 | 244 pages
Incisive grassroots account of the new global revolutions by acclaimed BBC journalist.  More Info

The Enchanted Glass

Verso Books | November 7, 2011 | 402 pages
In this acclaimed meditation on the British state, its identity and culture, Tom Nairn sees the monarchy both as its apex and its essence, the symbol of a national backwardness. This powerful, analytical, and bitterly funny book lays bare Britain's peculiar, pseudo-modern, national identity, one... More Info

The New Arab Revolutions That Shook the World

Paradigm Pub | March 30, 2012 | 256 pages
Long considered overwhelmingly resilient, Arab authoritarian regimes havebegun to fall in surprising manner. While the future of governance in thesecountries is unclear, the new Arab movements, largely secular and youthful, reveal a vital and ambitious new Arab generation. For these youth,... More Info

The Contours of American History

Verso Books | October 1, 2011 | 560 pages
"A very good book indeed.... It is quietly reasoned, beautifully ordered, and spirited as hell.... [It] is not a book for children, nostalgic or otherwise."—Loren Baritz, The Nation  More Info

The Middle East

August 13, 2009 | 291 pages
Amidst recent hype about events in the Middle East, there have been few attempts to get below the surface and develop a fuller understanding of what politics means there. The Middle East: The Politics of the Sacred and Secular redresses this balance and provides essential historical and theoretical... More Info


Paradigm Pub | September 30, 2011 | 89 pages
A collection of poetry, prose, proverbs, and aphorisms.  More Info

The Imperial Messenger

Verso Books | November 1, 2011 | 240 pages
He has written five books, three of which have won thePulitizer Prize. He is said by many to be a principled observer ofinternational events and an even-handed analyst of American policy.But Bélen Fernández's acerbic close reading of Friedman's voluminousoeuvre reveals instead a ham-fisted... More Info


Consortium Book Sales & Dist | May 30, 1993 | 159 pages
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Story of the Iron Column

A K Pr Distribution | September 13, 2011 | 288 pages
The Iron Column was a Spanish anarchist militia column formed during the Spanish Civil War to fight the military forces of Francisco Franco that had rebelled against the Second Spanish Republic. They defied the dictatorship springing up in the wake of the rebellion, riding out the fall of the... More Info

Weaponizing Anthropology

A K Pr Distribution | August 16, 2011 | 219 pages
A chilling look at the intelligence community and its use and abuse of the anthropological field.  More Info

Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights

July 15, 2011 | 272 pages
Diaspora Jews are increasingly likely to criticize Israel and support Palestinian rights. In the USA, Europe, and elsewhere, Jewish organizations have sprung up to oppose Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, facing harsh criticism from fellow Jews for their actions. Why and how has this movement... More Info

African Conflicts and Informal Power

March 15, 2012 | 288 pages
In the aftermath of an armed conflict in Africa, the international community both produces and demands from local partners a variety of blueprints on how to reconstruct state and society. The aim is to re-formalize the state after what is viewed as a brief or extended period of fragmentation and... More Info

Generation Ngo

Univ of Toronto Pr | March 1, 2011 | 200 pages
A collection that provides glimpses to the journey begun when international development professionals touch down in foreign land  More Info

Reclaiming African History

Pambazuka Pr | January 1, 2011 | 104 pages
"This collection of essays springs from Depelchin's concern to show that through African histories it is possible to reconnect to all the histories of those who have been disconnected: those of the poor, of Haitis, of Abahlalis. In short the histories of all those who have been railroaded into... More Info

Global History

Fahamu/Pambazuka | November 1, 2010 | 200 pages
Responding to the need to take a fresh look at world history, hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism, Samir Amin looks in this book at the ancient world system and how it has influenced the development of... More Info

Speaking truth to power

Pambazuka Press | May 1, 2010 | 253 pages
This selection of Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheems weekly Pan-African Postcards demonstrates his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism and his determination to speak truth to power. He was a discerning analyst of developments in the global and Pan-African world and a vociferous believer in the potential... More Info

Where Is Uhuru?

Fahamu/Pambazuka | August 22, 2019 | 246 pages
The neoliberal project promised to engender development and prosperity and expand democratic space in Africa. However, several decades on its reforms have delivered on few of its promises. Whether one is examining the rewards of multiparty politics, the dividends from a new constitutional... More Info

The CIA Against Che

Capitan San Luis, Editorial | January 1, 2007 | 298 pages
Details the role of the U.S. government and the Central Intelligence Agency in the capture and murder of Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia in 1967. Twenty-six pages of photos. Paper, 298 pagesEdition: 1stYear: 2007Publisher: Editorial Capitán San LuisISBN-13: 978-9-59211-314-5  More Info

Monopoly Capital: An Essay on the American Economic and Social Order

Monthly Review Press | August 22, 1966 | 401 pages


October 19, 2009 | 270 pages
Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling to show how people respond to incentives.  More Info

The Economics Anti-Textbook:

Fernwood Publishing | February 1, 2010 | 305 pages
Rod Hill and Tony Myatt Zed Books 2010 Paperback, 305 pages 9781552663608 Mainstream textbooks present economics as an objective  More Info

Filthy Lucre

Harpercollins Canada | April 13, 2009 | 338 pages
Heath, Joseph HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; 2009 Paperback; 352 pages 9781554683956 A dozen times every day, individuals and organizations use economic claims to support social and political points of view. Those on the left tend to distrust economists, seeing them as friends of the right. There... More Info

People First Economics

World Changing | October 1, 2009 | 208 pages
Presents a collection of essays by such authors as Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Evo Morales discussing the economic policies and conditions of the world today.  More Info

The Enigma of Capital

Oxford University Press, USA | September 9, 2010 | 296 pages
Since the moment the deeply unsettling financial disaster erupted in September 2008, a crisis of confidence has gripped the economic mind. Experts of all stripes, from Alan Greenspan on down, were at a loss to explain what had happened. David Harvey saw this moment coming. A legendary scholar and... More Info

The Nature of Economies

Vintage Canada | March 13, 2001 | 208 pages
Jane Jacobs has spent years changing the way we think about economic life in general. Now, inThe Nature of Economies, Jacobs proposes a radical notion that has breath-taking common sense: economies are governed by the same rules as nature itself. With the simplicity of an extremely wise and... More Info

Banker to the poor

Public Affairs | October 16, 2003 | 273 pages
The founder of the Grameen Bank relates how he developed the system of micro-credit to help eradicate poverty in countries such as Bangladesh by providing financial education and small loans to rural families.  More Info

A short history of financial euphoria

Penguin Group USA | July 1, 1994 | 113 pages
World-renowned economist Galbraith, the bestselling author of The Affluent Society, reviews great speculative booms of the last three centuries, including the junk-bond follies of the 1980s. With wisdom and wit, he shows how the lessons of history can help us avoid financial calamity. "Entertaining... More Info

The trouble with billionaires

Viking Books | September 14, 2010 | 272 pages
The glittering lives of billionaires may seem like a harmless source of entertainment. But such concentrated economic power reverberates throughout society, threatening the quality of life and the very functioning of democracy. It's no accident that the United States claims the most... More Info


House of Anansi Pr | September 16, 2008 | 230 pages
Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt. She doesn't talk about high finance or managing money; instead, she goes far deeper to explore debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure... More Info

Arrival City

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 21, 2010 | 368 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


Penguin Press HC | July 30, 2009 | 296 pages
An Atlantic correspondent evaluates America's penchant for making and buying cheap products while assessing the true economic, political, and psychological costs of such goods, in a report that argues that a focus on low prices is promoting negative practices.  More Info