Books published by Columbia Univ Pr

Lineages of Political Society

Columbia Univ Pr | September 30, 2011 | 278 pages
Partha Chatterjee, a pioneering theorist known for his disciplinary range, builds on his theory of "political society" and reinforces its salience to contemporary political debate. Dexterously incorporating the concerns of South Asian studies, postcolonialism, the social sciences, and the... More Info

Socialism Unbound

Columbia Univ Pr | September 23, 2011 | 233 pages
Originally published: Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, c2001.  More Info

Letters from Prison

Columbia Univ Pr | May 23, 2011 | 431 pages
Hailed by Terry Eagleton in the Guardian as "definitive," this is the only complete and authoritative edition of Antonio Gramsci's deeply personal and vivid prison letters.  More Info

Letters from Prison

Columbia Univ Pr | July 18, 2011 | 374 pages
Hailed by Terry Eagleton in "The Guardian" as "definitive," this is the only complete and authoritative edition of Antonio Gramsci's deeply personal and vivid prison letters.  More Info

Second Read

Columbia Univ Pr | October 28, 2011 | 184 pages
The Columbia Journalism Review's Second Read series features distinguished journalists revisiting key works of reportage. Launched in 2004 by John Palattella, who was then editor of the magazine's book section, the series also allows authors address such ongoing concerns as the conflict between... More Info

The Summons of Love

Columbia Univ Pr | August 9, 2011 | 180 pages
We are conditioned to think that love heals wounds, makes us happy, and gives our lives meaning. When the opposite occurs and love causes fracturing, disenchantment, and existential turmoil, we suffer deeply, especially if we feel that love has failed us or that we have failed to experience what... More Info

The AIDS Conspiracy

Columbia Univ Pr | January 20, 2012 | 224 pages
Examines conspiracy theories surrounding HIV and AIDS, focusing on two main widely believed falsehoods--that America manufactured AIDS to be a biological weapon and the belief that HIV is harmless and the true cause of AIDS are antiretroviral drugs.  More Info

Global Corporate Governance

Columbia Univ Pr | September 1, 2009 | 365 pages
Effective corporate governance, or the set of controls and incentives that drive top management, originates both outside and inside the firm and assures investors who hope to commit their capital. Essential when buying stocks in one's own country, effective corporate governance is even more... More Info

Prison Notebooks

Columbia Univ Pr | December 31, 2010 | 736 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 Shape of the World to Come

Columbia Univ Pr | September 1, 2009 | 129 pages
Offering the most comprehensive analysis of world politics to date, Laurent Cohen-Tanugi takes on globalization's cheerleaders and detractors, who, in their narrow focus, have failed to recognize the full extent to which globalization has become a geopolitical phenomenon. Cohen-Tanugi argues that... More Info

Teens in crisis

Columbia Univ Pr | September 22, 2008 | 178 pages
In recent years a dizzying array of programs has emerged to meet the needs of struggling teens and their families-wilderness therapy programs, therapeutic boarding schools, alternative schools, mentoring and court diversion programs, independent living programs, and myriad day treatment and partial... More Info

The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere

Columbia Univ Pr | February 1, 2011 | 137 pages
The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere represents a rare opportunity to experience a diverse group of preeminent philosophers confronting one pervasive contemporary concern: what role doesùor shouldùreligion play in our public lives?  More Info

Fixing the sky

Columbia Univ Pr | August 15, 2010 | 325 pages
Weaving together stories from elite science, cutting-edge technology, and popular culture, Fleming examines issues of health and navigation in the 1830s, drought in the 1890s, aircraft safety in the 1930s, and world conflict since the 1940s.  More Info

Abu Dhabi

Columbia Univ Pr | December 27, 2011 | 256 pages
A rising economic power, Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is poised to become a major player in the fortunes of both Third and First World countries. Abu Dhabi owns more than 8 percent of the world's oil reserves, has close to one trillion dollars to invest in sovereign... More Info

The borders of Islam

Columbia Univ Pr | April 15, 2009 | 388 pages
"In The Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington argued that the borders between Western and Islamic civilizations would one day become the loci of cultural conflict. The statements of Osama Bin-Laden would seem to support this view. "This battle is notbetween al-Qaeda and the U.S.," he famously... More Info

Global mufti

Columbia Univ Pr | March 31, 2009 | 262 pages
A widely respected legal scholar, Islamist activist, and renowned host of al-Jazeera's most popular religious program, Sharia and Life, Yusuf al-Qaradawi is an extremely controversial figure in contemporary Islamism. When he was a young man, Qaradawi attended a lecture by Hassan al-Banna, founder... More Info

Mountains painted with turmeric

Columbia Univ Pr | January 1, 2008 | 123 pages
Since its publication in the late 1950s, Mountains Painted with Turmerichas struck a chord in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Nepali readers. Set in the hills of far eastern Nepal, the novel offers readers a window into the lives of the people by depicting in subtle detail the stark... More Info

Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey

Columbia Univ Pr | January 6, 2012 | 224 pages
While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several choices in policy have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing historical, social, and religious context for this behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism... More Info

Unlikely Collaboration

Columbia Univ Pr | August 12, 2011 | 274 pages
In 1941, the Jewish American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life: translating for an American audience the speeches of Marshal Philippe Pétain, head of state for the collaborationist Vichy government. From 1941 to 1943,... More Info

Melancholy order

Columbia Univ Pr | June 18, 2019 | 450 pages
As Adam M. McKeown demonstrates, the push for increased border control and identity documentation is the continuation of more than 150 years of globalization. Not only are modern passports and national borders inseparable from the rise of global mobility, but they are also tied to the emergence of... More Info

Social Work and Human Rights

Columbia Univ Pr | February 1, 2011 | 264 pages
Social Work and Human Rights has become a standard text highlighting the role of social work in protecting the rights of vulnerable populations. Through rigorous analysis, classroom exercises, and a frank discussion of the implications for practice both within and outside of the United States, the... More Info

A possible peace between Israel and Palestine

Columbia Univ Pr | June 18, 2019 | 235 pages
In 2003, after two years of negotiations, a group of prominent Israelis and Palestinians signed a model peace treaty. The document, popularly called the Geneva Initiative, contained detailed provisions resolving all outstanding issues between Israel and the Palestinian people, including drawing a... More Info

Leaving Home

Columbia Univ Pr | July 16, 2011 | 176 pages
Relinquishing family attachments that failed to meet childhood needs is the most difficult task individuals can undertake as they grow into adulthood. "Leaving Home" not only emphasizes the life-saving benefits of separating from toxic parents but also offers a viable program for personal... More Info

U.S. Corporate Governance

Columbia Univ Pr | September 1, 2009 | 357 pages
Corporate governance constitutes the internal and external institutions, markets, policies, and processes designed to help companies maximize their efficiency and value. In this collection of classic and current articles from the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, thought leaders such as Michael... More Info

Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a young Jewish saint

Columbia Univ Pr | July 1, 2005 | 136 pages
Who can say "I am Jewish?" What does "Jew" mean? In Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint, Helene Cixous explores what these questions mean for the influential philosopher Jacques Derrida, founder of deconstruction, scoffer at fixed identities, and explorer of the indeterminate.... More Info

The Right to Justification

Columbia Univ Pr | November 23, 2011 | 368 pages
Contemporary philosophical pluralism recognizes the inevitability and legitimacy of multiple ethical perspectives and values, making it difficult to isolate the higher-order principles on which to base a theory of justice. Rising up to meet this challenge, Rainer Forst, a leading member of the... More Info

The Economists' Voice

Columbia Univ Pr | October 14, 2011 | 317 pages
In this valuable resource, more than thirty of the world's top economists offer innovative policy ideas and insightful commentary on our most pressing economic issues, such as global warming, the global economy, government spending, Social Security, tax reform, real estate, and political and social... More Info

Hermeneutic Communism

Columbia Univ Pr | September 16, 2011 | 256 pages
Having lost much of its political clout and theoretical power, communism no longer represents an appealing alternative to capitalism. In its original Marxist formulation, communism promised an ideal of development, but only through a logic of war, and while a number of reformist governments still... More Info

After Tobacco

Columbia Univ Pr | July 12, 2011 | 446 pages
States have banned smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and bars. They have increased tobacco tax rates, extended "clean air" laws, and mounted dramatic antismoking campaigns. Yet tobacco use remains high among Americans, prompting many health professionals to seek bolder measures to reduce smoking... More Info

The Inquisition of Climate Science

Columbia Univ Pr | July 12, 2011 | 232 pages
Modern science is under the greatest and most successful attack in recent history. An industry of denial, abetted by news media and "info-tainment" broadcasters more interested in selling controversy than presenting facts, has duped half the American public into rejecting the facts of climate... More Info


Columbia Univ Pr | April 5, 2011 | 391 pages
Bringing together an extraordinary array of experts, including renowned Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, Pakistani American sociologist and historian Ayesha Jalal, and Zahid Hussain, author of several books on Islamic militancy in Pakistan, Pakistan: Beyond the "Crisis State"takes unique stock of... More Info

Why Civil Resistance Works

Columbia Univ Pr | August 1, 2011 | 296 pages
For more than a century, from 1900 to 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their stated goals. By attracting impressive support from citizens, whose activism takes the form of protests, boycotts, civil disobedience,... More Info

Policing and prisons in the Middle East

Columbia Univ Pr | September 30, 2010 | 300 pages
In the Middle East, the emergence of the modern nation-state has also produced a concentration in coercive power. The region now harbors numerous mukhabarat states that extensively police and incarcerate its citizens, engaging in widespread torture and implementing spectacular punishments. This... More Info

After Christianity

Columbia Univ Pr | May 1, 2002 | 156 pages
In this provocative book, one of Europe's foremost philosophers contemplates the future of religion in the postmodern world.  More Info

The Paul Virilio reader

Columbia Univ Pr | November 1, 2004 | 274 pages
If nothing else, the war in Iraq and the 1991 Gulf War have taught us much about media and technology as key players in how war is waged, packaged for public consumption, and exported in real time to the rest of the globe. A critic of the art of technology, Paul Virilio has keenly observed that... More Info

A Tragedy of Democracy

Columbia Univ Pr | July 1, 2009 | 397 pages
The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new understanding of these events but also studies... More Info