Category: Political economy


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

Fortress Europe

New Press Society for Tech in Ed. | December 1, 2015 | 320 pages
Singled out by Foreign Affairs for its reporting on "the brutal frontiers of new Europe,” Fortress Europe is the story of how the world’s most affluent region--and history’s greatest experiment with globalization--has become an immigration war zone, where tens of thousands have died in a... More Info

Beasts and Gods

January 11, 2015 | 266 pages
Democracy is sold to us on its ability to deliver equal opportunity, and to give every citizen an equal voice. Yet time and again we see that this is not the case: power and spoils alike flow to the few, while the many are left with no recourse. What is wrong with democracy? Nothing, says Roslyn... More Info

My Journey Into the Heart of Terror

Greystone Books | May 10, 2016 | 288 pages
An alarming and enlightening first-hand account of what’s really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State. ISIS, IS, the Islamic State. The name is chilling. The images are horrific. This is a group that chops the heads off journalists--and yet one, the German Jürgen Todenhöfer, went... More Info

Politics in a Time of Crisis

Verso Books | October 27, 2015 | 256 pages
A manifesto for a new, democratic left: a political programme poised to transform Europe Since 2011, Pablo Iglesias has led Podemos, a new radical left party in Spain that is reframing the nature of modern politics. Under his guidance, the party has unmasked the ideological motives behind European... More Info

North Korea

Zed Books | August 13, 2015 | 480 pages
Secretive, mysterious, and almost certainly dangerous, North Korea is an object of endless fascination--and worry--for the rest of the world. The world's most inaccessible nuclear power, it retains Gulag-style prison camps, completely blocks Internet access, and forbids citizens to talk to... More Info

The Egyptians

Allen Lane | January 21, 2016 | 256 pages
A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes... More Info

Goals and Means

February 9, 2016 | 320 pages
Anarchy means organization. A comprehensive study of how it was achieved in twentieth-century Spain.  More Info

The Cowshed

New York Review of Books | January 12, 2016 | 224 pages
If a Chinese citizen has read one book on the Cultural Revolution, it is likely to be Ji Xianlin's Memories of the Cowshed, a candid account of his year of imprisonment on the campus of Peking University and his later disillusionment with the cult of Mao worship. As the campus spirals into a... More Info

Life and Death of Leon Trotsky

August 11, 2015 | 296 pages
A biography of Leon Trotsky by two of his close friends and collaborators  More Info

Subversive Action

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 20, 2014 | 215 pages
Subversive Social Action presents cases that explore the use of extralegal action undertaken in pursuit of human rights and social justice, and locate that action with reference to the boundaries of social work. Definitions of social work often include goals of social change, social justice,... More Info

Formations of the Secular

Stanford University Press | February 3, 2003 | 269 pages
Opening with the provocative query “what might an anthropology of the secular look like?” this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and... 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

Should the West Engage Putin's Russia?

November 7, 2015 | 128 pages
How should the West deal with Putin's Russia? For the U.S. and some European powers the answer is obvious: isolate Russia with punishing economic sanctions, remove it from global institutions such as the G8, and arm the nations directly threatened by Putin. In short, return to the Cold War doctrine... More Info

The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

November 10, 2015 | 344 pages
The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed, prizewinning books of nonfiction including Men Explain Things To Me, brings the same dazzling writing to the essays in The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness; hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "globally wide-ranging and... More Info

Future War

John Wiley & Sons | November 23, 2015 | 244 pages
Will tomorrow's wars be dominated by autonomous drones, land robots and warriors wired into a cybernetic network which can read their thoughts? Will war be fought with greater or lesser humanity? Will it be played out in cyberspace and further afield in Low Earth Orbit? Or will it be fought more... More Info

Parties, Candidates, and Constituency Campaigns in Canadian Elections

UBC Press | August 22, 1999 | 245 pages
This important contribution to the study of Canadian electionsforcefully argues that knowledge of the dynamics at the local level isessential to a full understanding of Canadian polity, its underlyingsocial basis, and the factors that determine successful electioncampaigns. As such, Parties,... More Info

No Small Change

University of Queensland Press | May 1, 2015 | 320 pages
In 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of removing from the Constitution two references that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Though these seemed like small amendments, they were an impetus for real change: from terra nullius to land rights, and from... More Info

Inconvenient Genocide

Biteback Publishing | August 11, 2015 | 304 pages
The most controversial issue still arising from the First World War - was there an Armenian Genocide? - will come to a head on 24th April 2015, the day when Armenians around the world will commemorate it and Turkey will deny it ever happened. This question has an international impact; 20... More Info

Prison Notebooks

Columbia University Press | January 1, 2011 | 608 pages
Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) is widely celebrated as the most original political thinker in Western Marxism and an all-around outstanding intellectual figure. Arrested and imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime in 1926, Gramsci died before fully regaining his freedom. Nevertheless, in his prison... More Info

The Best American Travel Writing 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 336 pages
A collection of the year's best travel writing.  More Info

This Muslim American Life

NYU Press | September 18, 2015 | 304 pages
Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake “Mustafa Bayoumi” was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because a book he had written was seen by right-wing media... More Info


August 11, 2015 | 352 pages
In Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun, novelist, sports shooterand former army reservist A.J. Somerset offers up one of the firstlooks at the gun as the pre-eminent cultural symbol of power inNorth America and asks how it got that way.  More Info

Marx on Money

September 1, 2015 | 144 pages
The republication of Suzanne de Brunhoff's investigation into Karl Marx's conception of "the money commodity" brings vital discussion to commodities and their fetishism. The investigation of money as the crystallization of value in its material sense is central to how we understand capitalism and... More Info

The Wikileaks Files

Verso Books | June 2, 2015 | 448 pages
Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks: What Cablegate tells us about US foreign policy When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly... More Info

Against the Troika

Verso Books | September 1, 2015 | 144 pages
On the 25th January 2015 the Greek people voted in an election of historic importance--not just for Greece but potentially all of Europe. The radical party Syriza was elected and austerity and the neoliberal agenda is being challenged. Suddenly it seems as if there is an alternative. But what? The... More Info

The Capitalist Theory of Regulation

September 1, 2015 | 448 pages
Aglietta's pathbreaking book is the first attempt at a rigorous historical theory of the whole development of US capitalism, from the Civil War to the Carter presidency. A major document of the "Regulation School" of Marxist economics, it was received as the boldest book in its field since the... More Info

Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx

September 1, 2015 | 160 pages
Ernest Mandel traces the development of Marx's economic ideas from the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 to the completion of the Grundrisse. In a series of focused chapters he provides an overview of the debates and discussions central to Marxist economic theory.  More Info


September 1, 2015 | 208 pages
This republication of a long out-of-print collection of essays, first published in 1979, focuses on the elusive concept of "value." The field of study surrounding the theory of value remains comparatively sparse in Anglophone circles, and the essays here aim to answer the question, "Why is Marx's... More Info

A Fair Country

October 15, 2010 | 320 pages
In this startlingly original vision of Canada, thinker John Ralston Saul unveils 3 founding myths. Saul argues that the famous 'peace, order, and good government' that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of the country's true nature. Every single document before the BNA Act, he points out,... More Info


Wiley-Blackwell | March 17, 2008 | 283 pages
Plunder examines the dark side of the Rule of Law and explores how it has been used as a powerful political weapon by Western countries in order to legitimize plunder – the practice of violent extraction by stronger political actors victimizing weaker ones.  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

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

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

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

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) | August 22, 2019 | 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