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1% and the Rest of Us
illustrations 256

While the Occupy movement faces many strategic and organizational challenges, one of its major accomplishments has been to draw global attention to the massive disparity of income, wealth and privilege held by 1% of the populat

Di Muzio, Tim

100-Year Life

More than half of children born in developed countries today have a life expectancy greater than 100 years. While we hear about the looming pension crisis and issues with caring for the aged, this is a transformation for which we are current

Gratton, Lynda, Scott, Andrew

30-Second Politics

30-second Politics will help dispel this fog of mistrust and paranoia. It challenges political theorists of all colours to come up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is explanations of the 50 most important political -isms, -archies, an

Taylor, Steven L.

9/11: The Simple Facts

Books on 9/11 tend to get dismissed as "conspiracy theories" but that won't work with this one, because it contains no theories at all about who did what. It simply focuses on flaws in the official story that have led more than 1500 architec

Gage, Richard, Naiman, Arthur, Roberts, Gregg

ABCs of Socialism
Colour illustrations throughout 144

The remarkable run of self-proclaimed "democratic socialist" Bernie Sanders for president of the United States has prompted-for the first time in decades and to the shock of many-a national conversation about

Jacobin, Bhaskar, Sunkara, Bhaskar

index, notes 432

TheNew York Timesbestselling "manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world's most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom" (The Wall Str

Diamandis, Peter H., Kotler, Steven

Activist's Tao Te Ching

Change and anger are in the air. Looking for answers to today s wrenching challenges, William Martin turns to the Tao Te Ching and finds that while Taoism is known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of

Martin, William

Against Capital

'The problem is not how to manage the capital system, but to get rid of it'. And who will do the job? These are the questions posed at the start of Cliff Slaughter's latest book. Recognising the importance of Istvan Meszaros's analysis - in

Slaughter, Cliff

Against Elections

Democracy is in bad health. The symptoms are familiar: the rise of fear-mongering populists, widespread distrust in the establishment, personality contests and point-scoring in place of reasoned debate, slogans instead of expertise. Against

Reybrouck, David van

All's Fair

Mary Matalin , James Carville , Peter Knobler

American Utopia

Fredric Jameson's pathbreaking essay "An American Utopia" radically questions standard leftist notions of what constitutes an emancipated society. Advocated here are-among other things-universal conscription, the full acknowledgment of envy

Jameson, Fredric, Zizek, Prof. Slavoj

Animal Oppression and Human Violence

Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labor, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources

Nibert, David Alan

Antonio Gramsci

"What the future fortunes of [Gramsci's] writings will be, we cannot know. However, his permanence is already sufficiently sure, and justifies the historical study of his international reception. The present collection of studies is an indis

Santucci, Antonio A., DiMauro, Graziella, Engel-DiMauro, Salvatore

Architecture of Control

Through six meditations on the ideology of architecture, Grant Vetter is able to give us an entirely new set of coordinates for understanding social control in the twenty-first century. Moving between historical precedents in the east and th

Vetter, Grant

Austerity Ecology & the Collapse-Porn Addicts

Economic growth, progress, industry and, erm, stuff have all come in for a sharp kicking from the green left and beyond in recent years. Everyone from black-hoodied Starbucks window-smashers to farmers' market heirloom-tomato-mongers to Prin

Phillips, Leigh

Ballerina and the Bull

Our moment has seen the resurgence of an anarchist sensibility, from the uprisings in Seattle in 1999 to the Occupy movement of 2011. Against the vacuity and drift of financialized capitalism, proclaiming "There is no Alternative," these ins

Isaacson, Johanna

Beasts and Gods
10 424

Democracy does not deliver on the things we have assumed are its natural outcomes. This, coupled with a growing sense of malaise in both new and established democracies forms the basis to the assertion made by some, that these are not dem

Fuller, Roslyn

Better World is Possible

This book is about the global environmental and economic crisis. It challenges the whole global economic system and its underlying beliefs, assumptions and values. We need a complete system transformation, a paradigm shift. This requires hol

Nixon, Bruce

Beyond the Left

The ideological distortions of the conservative media, from Fox News to the Daily Mail, are widely acknowledged and often denounced among contemporary critics and commentators. But what if The Guardian newspaper and BBC news, in fact, consti

Harper, Stephen

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

This book is long listed for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. We have come to see the Holocaust as a factory of death, organised by bureaucrats. Yet by the time the gas chambers became operation more than a million European Jews were already d

Snyder, Timothy

Black Wind, White Snow
12 pp. b/w illus. 384

Charles Clover, award-winning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, here analyses the idea of "Eurasianism," a theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography. Clover traces

Clover, Charles

Blueprint for Revolution

How Do Ordinary People Become Revolutionaries? In 2000, too-cool-to-care Belgrade rock kid Srdja Popovic found himself at the centre of a movement which was about to change the world. Popovic was one of the unexpected leaders of the student

Popovic, Srdja, Miller, Matthew

Boy Who Could Change the World
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 368

In January 2013, Aaron Swartz, under arrest and threatened with thirty-five years of imprisonment for downloading material from the JSTOR database, committed suicide. He was twenty-six years old. But in that time he ha

Swartz, Aaron


In this book, one of the world's most renowned historians provides a concise and comprehensive history of capitalism within a global perspective from its medieval origins to the 2008 financial crisis and beyond. From early commercial capital

Kocka, Jurgen

Capitalist Realism

After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal feature

Fisher, Mark


The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders, yet reforms to reduce the numbers of those incarcerated have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, an ever-widening carceral state has sprouted in the shadows, extending its re

Gottschalk, Marie, Gottschalk, Marie


In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain's Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underpr

Jones, Owen


From gang- and drug-related shootings to mass shootings in schools, shopping centers, and movie theatres, reports of gun crimes fill the headlines of newspapers and nightly news programs. At the same time, a different kind of headline has ca

Carlson, Jennifer

Client State
Paperback 192 pages.

Offers an examination of Japan's postwar transformation into the "Great Britain of the Far East". Exploring postwar Japan's relationship with America, this title contends that US pressure has been steadily applied to bring J

McCormack, Gavan

Cloud Time

The 'Cloud', hailed as a new digital commons, a utopia of collaborative expression and constant connection, actually constitutes a strategy of vitalist post-hegemonic power, which moves to dominate immanently and intensively, organizing our

Coley, Rob, Lockwood, Dean

Coming Apart
Illustrations 416

Murray, Charles

Communist Horizon

In this new title in Verso's Pocket Communism series, Jodi Dean argues for the continued force of communism today. It should be our Pole star, the focus of our journey. With communism as our horizon, the field of possibilities for revolution

Dean, Jodi

Communist Manifesto / the April Theses

"A spectre is haunting Europe..." The Communist Manifesto is the most influential political book ever written - few others have fundamentally changed the world. After the Russian Revolution it became the key text for radicals the world over.

Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich, Lenin, V. I.

Companian to Marx's Capital vol 2

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx's work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on "C

Harvey, David

Corporate Sovereignty
10 black and white illustrations 272

Refinery explosions. Accounting scandals. Bank meltdowns. All of these catastrophes--and many more--might rightfully be blamed on corporations. In response, advocates have suggested reforms ranging from incre

Barkan, Joshua

Creating Freedom
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 412

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think

Martinez, Raoul

Dead Man Working

Capitalism has become strange. Ironically, while the 'age of work' seems to have come to an end, working has assumed a total presence - a 'worker's society' in the worst sense of the term - where everyone finds themselves obsessed with it

Cederstrom, Carl, Fleming, Peter

Decent Capitalism
A Blueprint for Reforming Our Economies 240

The recent crisis, created by finance capitalism, has brought us to the economic abyss. The excessive freedom of international markets has rapidly transformed into international panic, with states stru

Dullien, Sebastian, Herr, Hansjorg, Kellermann, Christian

20 black and white halftones 416

Democracy is either aspired to as a goal or cherished as a birthright by billions of people throughout the world today - and has been for over a century. But what does it mean? And how has its meaning changed sin

Cartledge, Paul

Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies

"Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies" is an impassioned call for the realization of a progressive left politics in the United States. Through an assessment of the ideologies underlying contemporary political culture, Jodi Dean takes the

Dean, Jodi

Democracy in Decline?
3, 3 black & white line drawings 144

For almost a decade, Freedom House's annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. While some analysts draw upon this evidence to argue that the world has entered a "democ

Diamond, Larry, Plattner, Marc F., Rice, Condoleezza

Different Faces of Apartheid

Any time that a politician or commentator compares the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to South Africa under apartheid, the response is swift denunciation. Yet many prominent, respected academics and politicians--including Jimmy Carter--have dr

Pappe, Ilan

Disassembly Required

To imagine how we might change capitalism, we first need to understand it. To succeed in actually changing it, we need to be able to explain how it works and convince others that change is both possible and necessary. Disassembly Required is

Mann, Geoff

Disaster Capitalism

Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein trav-els across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism. He discovers how companies such as G4

Loewenstein, Antony

Do Guns Make Us Free?

Possibly the most emotionally charged debate taking place in the United States today centers on the Second Amendment to the Constitution and the rights of citizens to bear arms. In the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, t

DeBrabander, Firmin

Eclipse and Re-Emergence of the Communist Movement

This book argues that doing away with wage-labour, class, the State and private property is necessary, possible and can only be achieved by a historical break, one that would certainly differ from October 1917...yet it would not be a peacefu

Martin, Francois, Dauve, Gilles

Emotional Logic of Capitalism

The capitalist market, progressives bemoan, is a cold monster: it disrupts social bonds, erodes emotional attachments, and imposes an abstract utilitarian rationality. But what if such hallowed critiques are completely misleading? This book

Konings, Martijn (University of Sydney), Martijn, Konings

Empire of Indifference

In this significant Marxist critique of contemporary American imperialism, the cultural theorist Randy Martin argues that a finance-based logic of risk control has come to dominate Americans' everyday lives as well as U.S. foreign and domest

Martin, Randy

Empires without Imperialism

The end of the Cold War ushered in a moment of nearly pure American dominance on the world stage, yet that era now seems ages ago. Since 9/11 many informed commentators have focused on the relative decline of American power in the global sy

Morefield, Jeanne

End of the Republic and the Delusion of Empire

Existential malaise comes to America - are we approaching "peak America", where the Republic has failed, and the Empire which put paid to it cannot be achieved? Seasoned political analyst James Petras addresses in broad brush the four major

Petras, James F.

Eurocentric Conception of World Politics
18 b/w illus. 6 tables 406

John Hobson claims that throughout its history most international theory has been embedded within various forms of Eurocentrism. Rather than producing value-free and universalist theories of inter-state relations, int

Hobson, John M.


Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Th

Dawson, Ashley

Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 640

From the award-winning co-author of 'I Am Malala', this book asks just how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on the ground, failed to defeat a group of religious students and farmers? How did it g

Lamb, Christina

Paperback 328 pages.

Illustrates the central role that fear has played and continues to play in the wielding of power, particularly in politics and the workplace.

Robin, Corey

Fight the Power!
illustrations 176

In his famous history series A History of the English Speaking Peoples Winston Churchill seemed to think that history was about wars and made by great leaders. Fight the Power begs to differ and instead presents A Visual Histor

Wilson, Sean Michael, Dickson, Benjamin, Emerson, Hunt

Figure of the Migrant

This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of peo

Nail, Post-Doctoral Lecturer in European Philosophy Thomas (University of Denver), Thomas, Nail

234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 320

The world's most intractable problems solved: ambitious lessons in leadership and hope from free-thinkers and innovators who have tackled our biggest challenges From immigration reform to energy resources, from politic

Tepperman, Jonathan

Four Futures

It is easier to imagine the end of the world," the theorist Fredric Jameson has remarked, "than to imagine the end of capitalism." Jacobin Editor Peter Frase argues that technological advancements and environmental threats will inevitably pu

Frase, Peter

Frames of War
210(Ht mm) 150(Wdt mm) 224

In this urgent response to violence, racism and increasingly aggressive methods of coercion, Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of armed conflict, a process integral to how the West prosecutes its wars. In do

Butler, Judith

Global Imperialism and the Great Crisis

In this provocative study, economist Ernesto Screpanti argues that imperialism--far from disappearing or mutating into a benign "globalization"--has in fact entered a new phase, which he terms "global imperialism." This is a phase defined by

Screpanti, Ernesto

Goodbye Mr Socialism
192(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 192

02 Non fiction interviews with guru of the Italian left. 03 Leading Marxist thinker Negri is not afraid to ask the difficult questions of the post-Communist age: What should a new left agenda consist of? Where does glo

Negri, Antonio and Peter Thomas(Translated by)

Governing by Debt

Experts, pundits, and politicians agree: public debt is hindering growth and increasing unemployment. Governments must reduce debt at all cost if they want to restore confidence and get back on a path to prosperity. Maurizio Lazzarato's diag

Lazzarato, Maurizio, Jordan, Joshua David

Governing the Commons
20 b/w illus. 6 tables 298

The governance of natural resources used by many individuals in common is an issue of increasing concern to policy analysts. Both state control and privatisation of resources have been advocated, but neither the stat

Ostrom, Elinor, Calvert, Randall, Eggertsson, Thrainn

Great Deformation

The controversial businessman and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan condemns the corruption of capitalism, especially over the last 30 years, sparing no one in his feisty and brilliant depiction of ho

Stockman, David

Great Surge
34 graphs-tables-figures 368

A distinguished expert and advisor to developing nations reveals how we've reduced poverty, increased incomes, improved health, curbed violence, and spread democracy-and how to ensure the improvements continue. Never

Radelet, Steven

Hermeneutic Communism
From Heidegger to Marx 264

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

Vattimo, Gianni, Zabala, Santiago

Historical Capitalism - with Capitalist Civilization

In this short, highly readable book, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a condensation of the central ideas of The Modern World-System, his monumental study of capitalism as an integrated, historical entity. In developing an anatomy of capitalism

Wallerstein, Immanuel

How to Run A Government

The secrets of successful government from one of the world's leading experts. Billions of citizens around the world are frustrated with their governments. Political leaders struggle to honour their promises and officials find it near imposs

Barber, Michael

How to Win Campaigns
Photographs, figures, tables, graphs, boxes, index 320

"How to Win Campaigns" is a practical guide for creating and running successful campaigns. Written for the new campaigner and the experienced communicator alike, it explores what works (and

Rose, Chris

I Told You So: Gore Vidal Talks Politics

"I exist to say, 'No, that isn't the way it is, ' or 'What you believe to be true is not true for the following reasons.' I am a master of the obvious. I mean, if there's a hole in the road, I will, viciously, outrageously, say there's a hol

Vidal, Gore, Weiner, Jon, Wiener, Jon

Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789-1989
6 250

How do leaders perceive threat levels in world politics, and what effects do those perceptions have on policy choices? Mark L. Haas focuses on how ideology shapes perception. He does not delineate the content of particular ideologies, but

Haas, Mark L.

Imperial Gamble
229(Ht mm) 152(Wdt mm) 230

Marvin Kalb, former CBS Moscow bureau chief, traces how the Crimea of Catherine the Great became a global tinder box. The world was stunned when Vladimir Putin invaded and seized the seaport region of Crimea in March 2

Kalb, Marvin

Implosion of Capitalism

In The Implosion of Capitalism renowned political economist Samir Amin analyses the contours of a world in crisis. He connects the key events of our times - financial crisis, Eurozone implosion, the emerging BRIC nations and the rise of poli

Amin, Samir

Inequalities of the World
Illustrations 272

Over the last century, global inequality has developed and continues to develop in unexpected and disturbing patterns. In this important new book, Therborn and his colleagues connect current world inequality to different nation

Therborn, Goran

Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
196 x 129mm. , Oxford World's Classics 670 pages.

Smith Adam

Last Communard
210(Ht mm) 140(Wdt mm) 192

A portrait of a man caught up in the Paris Commune and the major historical events of the twentieth century. Adrien Lejeune died in Siberia, 1942, fleeing Moscow from the invading Nazis. It was not until 1971 that his

Bowd, Gavin

Last Night

Our secular society seems to have finally found its new God: Work. As technological progress makes human labour superfluous, and over-production destroys both the economy and the planet, Work remains stronger than ever as a mantra of univers

Campagna, Federico

Last Vote

The Last Vote is a wake-up call showing why we cannot afford to take democracy for granted, from Philip Coggan, award-winning author of Paper Promises and The Money Machine. Can we afford to take democracy for granted? It's now so much a par

Coggan, Philip

Less You Know, the Better You Sleep

Satter, David

Liberal Virus

Samir Amin's ambitious new book argues that the ongoing American project to dominate the world through military force has its roots in European liberalism, but has developed certain features of liberal ideology in a new and uniquely dangerou

Amin, Samir


In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, co

Losurdo, Domenico, Elliot, Gregory


Liberalism dominates today's politics just as it decisively shaped the American and European past. This engrossing history of liberalism--the first in English for many decades--traces liberalism's ideals, successes, and failures through the

Fawcett, Edmund

Life and Death of Democracy
Illustrations, maps 512

The Life and Death of Democracy will inspire and shock its readers. Presenting the first grand history of democracy for well over a century, it poses along the way some tough and timely questions: how did democratic ideal

Keane, John

Listen, Liberal: or, what ever happened to the party of the people?

"It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, the country will be on the right course. But this is to fundamentally

Frank, Thomas

Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own familys experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2. 3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if n

Schenwar, Maya

Making of the Indebted Man

The debtor-creditor relation, which is at the heart of this book, sharpens mechanisms of exploitation and domination indiscriminately, since, in it, there is no distinction between workers and the unemployed, consumers and producers, working

Lazzarato, Maurizio, Jordan, Joshua David

Making Peace with the Earth

In her new book, Making Peace with the Earth, Sydney Peace Prize recipient Vandana Shiva explores the basis of human life on our planet. She finds that a series of wars have been declared against the Earth: wars about land, water, climate, f

Shiva, Vandana


A unique concept that presents these three historical manifestos in a mini-anthology - a small, accessible and inexpensive volume Renowned poet Adrienne Rich argues convincingly these are not dry, boring, or dead political tomes Offers a p

Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich, Luxemburg, Rosa, Guevara, Che, Rich, Adrienne

Masters of Mankind

Praise for Noam Chomsky's "Hopes and Prospects" "A revelation. . . . This is a book woven through with hope and awe at all the people who slip beyond imperial control and establish real democracy . . . a treasure-trove."--"The Independent"In

Chomsky, Institute Professor Department of Linguistics and Philosophy Noam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Ins

Microfinance and Its Discontents
22 b&w illustrations, 1 table 296

In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This path-breaking study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks

Karim, Lamia

Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla

Written in 1969 by Brazilian revolutionary Carlos Marighella, the "Minimanual of the Urban Guerrilla" is a practical handbook of urban warfare. As such, it has served as a Bible for guerrilla groups and resistance networks around the world. T

Marighella, Carlos

Naked Society

Originally published in 1964, The Naked Society was the first book to discuss how then new technologies could be used to invade civil liberties. This represented a most flagrant of the many assaults upon individual rights. According to Packa

Packard, Vance

Ned Ludd & Queen Mab

Peter Linebaugh, in an extraordinary historical and literary tour de force, enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international, polyglot, many-colored crew of commoner

Linebaugh, Peter

Negative Capitalism

Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era offers a new conceptual framework for understanding the current economic crisis. Through a ranging series of analyses and perspectives, it argues that cynicism has become culturally embedde

Taylor, J. D.

Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction
15 black and white halftones 168

Anchored in the principles of the free-market economics, 'neoliberalism' has been associated with such different political leaders as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Augusto Pinochet,

Steger, Manfred B., Roy, Ravi K.

Neomedievalism, Neoconservatism and the War on Terror

President Bush was roundly criticized for likening America's antiterrorism measures to a "crusade" in 2001. Far from just a gaffe, however, such medievalism has become a dominant paradigm for comprehending the identity and motivations of Amer

Holsinger, Bruce

New Extractivism

In a primary commodities boom spurred on by the rise of China, countries the world over are turning to the extraction of natural resources and the export of primary commodities as an antidote to the global recession. The New Extractivism add

Veltmeyer, Henry, Petras, James F.

New Nobility
black & white illustrations 318

The security services have played a central--and often mysterious--role at key turning points in Russia during the tumultuous years following the Soviet collapse: from the Moscow apartment house bombings and theat

Soldatov, Andrei, Borogan, Irina

New Threat from Islamic Militancy

In The New Threat renowned expert and prize-winning reporter Jason Burke provides the clearest and most comprehensive guide to Islamic militancy today. From Syria to Somalia, from Libya to Indonesia, from Yemen to the capitals of Europe, Isl

Burke, Jason


An impassioned analysis of headline-making cases .Timely, controversial, and bound to stir already heated discussion. "Kirkus Reviews" A thought-provoking and important analysis of oppression, recommended for those seeking clarity on curren

Hill, Marc Lamont

Non Stop Inertia

In our culture of short-term work, mobile communications and rolling media it seems we are always on the move; but are we really getting anywhere? Non-Stop Inertia argues that this appearance of restless activity conceals and indeed maintain

Southwood, Ivor

not for greens

plimer, ian

On Offence: The Politics of Indignation

Most of us know what it is to be offended. In a society bound by complicated behavioural codes, the potential for offence is ever-present, the varieties of emotional trespass legion. A person who claimed never to have taken offence would

King Richard

On Revolution
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 352

Hannah Arendt's penetrating observations of the modern world, based on a profound knowledge of the past, have been fundamental to our understanding of the political landscape. On Revolution is her classic exploration o

Arendt, Hannah

Open Society and Its Enemies
black & white illustrations 800

'If in this book harsh words are spoken about some of the greatest among the intellectual leaders of mankind, my motive is not, I hope, to belittle them. It springs rather from my conviction that, if our civilizat

Popper, Sir Karl, Gombrich, Ernst H., Havel, Vaclav

Orgies of Feeling
14 illustrations 344

Melodrama is not just a film or literary genre but a powerful political discourse that galvanizes national sentiment to legitimate state violence. Finding virtue in national suffering and heroism in sovereign action, melodra

Anker, Elisabeth R.

Origins of ISIS

The rapid expansion of ISIS and its swathe of territorial gains across the Middle East have been headline news since 2013. Yet much media attention and analysis has been focussed upon the military exploits, brutal tactics and radicalisation

Mabon, Simon, Royle, Stephen

Origins of Political Order

This is Francis Fukuyama's most important book since the pathbreaking "End of History". Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present-day

Fukuyama, Francis

Orwellian Empire
black & white illustrations 280

Gilbert Mercier's elegant book, "The Orwellian Empire, " has been well worth the wait. For years, Mercier has worked as a writer-journalist, well sought-out geopolitical analyst, and the founding editor-in-chief o

Mercier, Gilbert

Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

David Kilcullen

Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale

'It is my thesis that this general production of life, or subsistence production - mainly performed through the nonwage labour of women and other nonwage labourers as slaves, contract workers and peasants in the colonies - constitues the per

Mies, Maria

Planet Remade
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 448

The risks of global warming are real, and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, and possible insurmountable. So there is an urgent need for new thinking on climate. To meet that ne

Morton, Oliver

Playing the Whore
129(Ht mm) 197(Wdt mm) 136

Sex work and conditions within the sex industry are frequent topics of discussion in mainstream culture and media, but rarely do these discussions include sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the pos

Grant, Melissa Gira

Political Economy of Violence Against Women
black & white illustrations 240

Violence against women is a major problem in all countries, affecting women in every socio-economic group and at every life stage. Nowhere in the world do women share equal social and economic rights with men or

True, Jacqui

Politics Book

An innovative and accessible guide to government, law, and power

Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, but The Politics Book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas,

Dorling Kindersley

Politics of Sleep
1 black & white tables 232

Why and how has sleep become increasingly politicized in contemporary society? Is a politics of sleep either possible or desirable? What light does sleep shed on the governance of bodies and the management of everyday/

Williams, Simon J.

Precarious Communism

How does one demonstrate the enduring relevance of a sacred text but to help it speak to present times? This is what churches do with the Bible and what Marxists do with the writings of Marx. Richard Gilman-Opalsky offers a book-length detou

Gilman-Opalsky, Richard

Predator State
index 240

For nearly three decades, Washington has been in the grip of an economic orthodoxy defined by Ronald Reagan and embraced ardently by George W. Bush. It rests on four pillars: 1) Cut taxes on the wealthy, 2) Reduce regulation, 3) Fear i

Galbraith, James K.

Pro Bono?

Pro Bono? discusses philanthropy not as a social or humanitarian practice but as an integrated part of present-day creative capitalism, having a direct relation to its growing inequality. The book investigates four expressions of philanthrop

Thorup, Mikkel

Problem with Work

In The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labour, is inherently a social and political good. While progressive political movements, including the Marxist and feminist movements, have fough

Weeks, Kathi


With politics taking centre stage due to the US presidential election, the time is perfect for a reprint of this classic work from Edward Bernays, the father of public relations and political spin and the man who designed the ad campaign tha

Bernays, Edward L.

233(Ht mm) 154(Wdt mm) 320

There is no question that tensions between Russia and American are on the rise. The forced annexation of Crimea, the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and the Russian government's treatment of homosexuals have cr

Laqueur, Walter

Really Dangerous Ideas
black & white illustrations, black & white illustrations 164

Johns, Gary


Realpolitik is approaching its 160th birthday, though it has existed as a form of statecraft for centuries and is arguably as old as the conduct of foreign affairs itself. Associated with great thinkers from Machiavelli to Kissinger, it is d

Bew, John

Reconstructing Lenin

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

Krausz, Tamas, Bethenfalvy, Balint

Reflections on Anti-Semitism

Since the beginning of the "War on Terror," Israel has become increasingly salient to imperial strategy and ever more aggressive in its policies toward the Palestinians. In this context, a key ideological weapon is the cynical accusation of

Badiou, Alain, Hazan, Eric, Segre, Ivan, Fernbach, David

Refusal of Work

Modern capitalist society runs on paid work. Yet for many of us, paid work is at best a frustrating experience. Some of us are burdened with too much work, while others fight the hard realities of precarious, low-paid, low-quality work amid

Frayne, David

Resilience Dividend
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 320

Preparing for the future means building better cities. The world's leading expert tells us how. New York. Athens. Christchurch, Wenzhou. Boston. Oslo. Dhaka. New Orleans. Nairobi...In recent years, dozens of cities acr

Rodin, Judith

maps (black and white) 256

The United States, Barry R. Posen argues in Restraint, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. Since the collapse of Soviet power, it has pursued a grand strategy that he calls "liber

Posen, Barry R.

Revenge Of Geography
12 Maps 448

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and cou

Kaplan, Robert D.

Revolutions in Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination

Today's capitalist systems appear to be coming apart. But as financial instutions stagger and crumble, leaving chaos in their wake, their seems to be no obvious alternative. Yet there may be good reason to believe that, in generation or so,

Graeber, David

Right Social Justice

Johns, Gary

Right to be Lazy
black & white illustrations 128

At once a masterpiece of critical theory and rip-roaring radical humour, this is one of the most spirited attacks on the notion of the 'work ethic'. Featuring a revised edition of the original English translation

Lafargue, Paul, Marszalek, Bernard

Right Way To Lose A War
45 b/w photos, illustrations, drawings, diagrams run w/text, 4 maps 400

For a century, the United States steadily accumulated a string of military triumphs. But since 1945 the onslaught of failures and stalemates in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afg

Tierney, Dominic

Riot. Strike. Riot.

Baltimore. Ferguson. Tottenham. Clichy-sous-Bois. Oakland. Ours has become an "age of riots" as the struggle of people versus state and capital has taken to the streets. Award-winning poet and scholar Joshua Clover offers a new understanding

Clover, Joshua

Road to Ruin: The Global Elite's Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis The

The bestselling author of The Death of Money on how investors can prepare for the next financial panic - and why it's coming sooner than you think. The global economy has made what seems like an incredible comeback after the financial crisi

Rickards, James

Sane Society
Routledge Classics S. 424

This critique of contemporary capitalism established Fromm as one of the most controversial political thinkers of his generation, and was originally published to wide acclaim and even wider disapproval.

Fromm, Erich

Scared to Death
Hardback , 216 x 138mm. 512

This book tells the inside story of each of the major scares of the past two decades, showing for the first time how they have followed a remarkably consistent pattern.From salmonella in eggs to BSE, from the Millenni

Booker, Christopher, North, Richard

Shipwrecked Mind

We don't understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today's political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radic

Lilla, Mark

Shock of the Anthropocene

Scientists tell us that the Earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene. We are not facing simply an environmental crisis, but a geological revolution of human origin. In two centuries, our planet has tipped into a state unknown for mill

Bonneuil, Christophe, Fressoz, Jean-Baptiste

Sleeping Sovereign

Richard Tuck traces the history of the distinction between sovereignty and government and its relevance to the development of democratic thought. Tuck shows that this was a central issue in the political debates of the seventeenth and eighte

Tuck, Richard

Social Class in the 21st Century

A fresh take on social class from the experts behind the BBC's 'Great British Class Survey'. Social class has re-emerged as a topic of enormous scholarly and public attention. In this book, Mike Savage and the team of sociologists responsibl

Savage, Mike

Social Demand

Ellis, Brian

Society of Equals

Since the 1980s, society's wealthiest members have claimed an ever-expanding share of income and property. It has been a true counterrevolution, says Pierre Rosanvallon--the end of the age of growing equality launched by the American and Fre

Rosanvallon, Pierre

Society of the Spectacle
22ill. 118

The Das Kapital of the 20th century. An essential text, and the main theoretical work of the situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals

Debord, Guy

Sociology, Capitalism, Critique

The first step towards changing the system is to analyze and understand it. Intellectuals play a key role in this process - and social scientists in particular. In Sociology, Capitalism, Critique, Klaus Dorre, Stephan Lessenich, and Hartmut

Dorre, Klaus, Lessenich, Stephan, Rosa, Hartmut

Sorrows of Empire
152 x 152mm. 224

Johnson, Chalmers

Spirit Level : Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better The
Integrated Cartoons 400

Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking

Wilkinson, Richard, Pickett, Kate

State and Revolution
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 192

In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent i

Lenin Vladimir

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

"If we do not understand precarization, then we understand neither the politics nor the economy of the present." After years of the welfare state, the rise of technology, combined with neoliberal governmental apparatuses have established a n

Lorey, Isabelle

Stop Global Warming The Solution is You

Laurie David

Surviving the Future
Black and white illustrations throuhout 288

Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming s extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It.That hardback con

Fleming, David

Terrorism : A Very Short Introduction
16 black and white halftones 176

Is one person's terrorist another's freedom fighter? Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'War on Terror'? For many, the terrorist attacks of September 2001 changed the face of the world, pushing terrorism t

Townshend, Charles

Terrorization of Dissent

In 2006 the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was passed in the USA with the intention to equip law enforcement agencies with the tools to apprehend, prosecute and convict individuals who commit "animal enterprise terror." But, as many

Del Gandio, Jason, Nocella, Anthony J., II

Think Like a Commoner
Charts 192

The biggest "tragedy of the commons" is the misconception that commons are failures-relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the market and state. Think Like a Commoner dispels such prejudices by explaining the rich history and

Bollier, David

Tragedy of Great Power Politics
black & white tables, maps 592

The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefull

Mearsheimer, John J.

Under the Black Flag
2 maps 256

The Islamic State movement (ISIS/ISIL/IS) burst onto the world stage in 2014. From its heartland in Syria, where it arose from the chaos of the Syrian Revolt, the organisation has expanded in ideology and membership and now poses a si

Moubayed, Sami

Unrecognised States
black & white tables 224

Unrecognized states are places that do not exist in international politics; they are state-like entities that have achieved de facto independence, but have failed to gain widespread international recognition. Since the C

Caspersen, Nina

Utopia Of Rules

David Graeber's The Utopia of Rules is an engaging, revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives. Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filli

Graeber, David

Very Expensive Poison
120(Ht mm) 186(Wdt mm) 240

Harding, Luke

Victors' Justice

"Victors' Justice" is a potent and articulate polemic against the manipulation of international penal law as an instrument of Western hegemony, combining historical detail, juridical precision and philosophical analysis. Zolo's key thesis is

Zolo, Danilo, Benjamin, Sara

Paperback , 227 x 155mm. 344

War has been a key topic of speculation and theorising ever since the invention of philosophy in classical antiquity. This anthology brings together the work of distinguished contemporary political philosophers and t

May, Larry

War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe
4 maps 5 tables 310

The Eurocentric conventional wisdom holds that the West is unique in having a multi-state system in international relations and liberal democracy in state-society relations. At the same time, the Sinocentric perspective beli

Hui, Victoria Tin-Bor (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)

Wealth of Humans

To work is human. It puts food on the table, meaningfully structures our days, and strengthens our social ties. When work works, it provides the basis for a stable social order. Yet the world of work is changing fast, and in unexpected ways

Avent, Ryan

When Ideas Matter

The President of Ireland since 2011, when he was elected by a final tally of almost 57% of the votes, Michael D. Higgins has used his time in office to setout a vision of what he calls 'an ethical Republic'. In a series of remarkable and urg

Higgins, Michael D.

White Man's Burden
Paperback , 234 x 156mm. 400 pages.

Easterly William Russell

Who Owns the Future?

As you read this, thousands of remote computers are refining secret models of who you are, using the information to make huge fortunes for a few people. Does the future have to be this way? How can we change it? In this visionary book Jaron

Lanier, Jaron

Why Nations Fail
Illustrations 464

This is a provocative bestseller that explains why the world is divided into nations with wildly differing levels of prosperity. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? "Why Nations Fail" sets out to answer this quest

Acemoglu, Daron, Robinson, James A.