Forthcoming Books

Africa's Return Migrants
The New Developers?
(Paperback)
Lisa Åkesson and Maria Eriksson Baaz
15 July 2015

Many African migrants who reside abroad nurture a hope to one day return, either permanently or on a more temporary basis. In the wake of economic crises in much of the developed world, alongside rapid economic growth in parts of Africa, the impetus to 'return' is likely to increase the coming years. Such returnees are often portrayed as 'agents of development' who will bring with them...

Decolonizing Solidarity
Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles
(Paperback)
Clare Land
15 July 2015

In this highly original and much-needed book, Clare Land interrogates the often fraught endeavours of activists from colonial backgrounds seeking to be politically supportive of Indigenous struggles. Blending key theoretical and practical questions, Land argues that the predominant impulses which drive middle-class settler activists to support Indigenous people cannot lead to successful...

Making Sense of the Central African Republic
(Paperback)
Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard
15 July 2015

Lying at the centre of a tumultuous region, the Central African Republic and its turbulent history have often been overlooked. Democracy, in any kind of a meaningful sense, has eluded the country. Since the mid-1990s, army mutinies and serial rebellion in CAR have resulted in two major successful coups. Over the course of these upheavals, the country has become a laboratory for peacebuilding...

South Africa's Insurgent Citizens
On Dissent and the Possibility of Politics
(Paperback)
Julian Brown
15 July 2015

Twenty years on from South Africa's first democratic election, the post-apartheid political order is more fractured, and more fractious, than ever before. Police violence seems the order of the day - whether in response to a protest in Ficksburg or a public meeting outside a mine in Marikana. For many, this has signalled the end of the South African dream. Politics, they declare, is the...

The New War on the Poor
The Production of Insecurity in Latin America
(Paperback)
John Gledhill
15 July 2015

When viewed from the perspective of those who suffer the consequences of repressive approaches to public security, it is often difficult to distinguish state agents from criminals. The mistreatment by police and soldiers examined in this book reflects a new kind of stigmatization.

Linking the experiences of labour migrants crossing Latin America's international borders, indigenous...

Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores
(Paperback)
Caron Gentry and Laura Sjoberg
15 August 2015

Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores takes the suggestion in Mothers, Monsters, Whores that it is important to see genderings in characterizations of violent women, and to use critique of those genderings to retheorize individual violence in global politics. It begins by demonstrating the interdependence of the individual and international levels of global politics in violent women's lives, but...

Chaos and Counterrevolution
Fallout from the Arab Spring
(Paperback)
Richard Falk
15 August 2015

The Arab Spring has consistently confounded expectations. While many in the West believed that the uprisings would usher in a new age of liberal, secular democracy in the Middle East, in reality their outcomes have proven to be both complex and contradictory. Most ominously of all, many countries have already experienced a dramatic counterrevolution, in the form of renewed dictatorship, while...

North Korea: State of Paranoia
(Paperback)
Paul French
15 August 2015

North Korea continues to make headlines, arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure. The world’s most secretive nuclear power, it still has Gulag-style prison camps, allows no access to the Internet and bans its people from talking to foreigners without official approval. In this remarkable and eye-opening book, internationally best-selling author Paul French examines in forensic...

The PKK
Coming Down from the Mountains
(Paperback)
Paul White
15 August 2015

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is infamous for its violence. The struggle it has waged for Kurdish independence in south-eastern Turkey has cost in excess of 40,000 lives since 1984. Less known, however, is the fact that the PKK now embraces a non-violent end to the conflict, with its leader Abdullah Öcalan having ordered his fighters to ceasefire and engage in a negotiated...

Bahrain's Uprising
Resistance and Repression in the Gulf
(Paperback)
15 September 2015

The 2011 revolutions that started in Tunisia and swept across the region have been extensively covered, but until now Bahrain has almost been forgotten from the events that have dramatically changed the region.

Bahrain's Uprising examines the role of the protests and reveals a complex society defined by its conflicts in which oil has enriched the ruling elite while the nation as...

Water and Development
Good Governance after Neoliberalism
(Paperback)
Ronaldo Munck, Narathius Asingwire, Honor Fagan and Consolata Kabonesa
15 September 2015

Water has always been a crucial catalyst for human development given its diverse but crucial functions. In the African context water has a necessary role to play in all development sectors- be it agriculture, industry, mining, power generation, water services or poverty alleviation- and the competition among different sectors for a scarce water resource remains a critical challenge to water...

America: From White Settlement to World Hegemony
(Paperback)
Victor Kiernan
15 October 2015

While there have been many analyses of American imperialism, both before and since, few have equalled the breadth or insight of this seminal text, one of the first to provide a historical perspective on the origins of the American empire. Victor Kiernan, one of the world's most respected historians, employs a nuanced knowledge of history, literature, and politics in tracing the evolution of...

Diary of a child Called Souad
(Paperback)
Nawal El Saadawi
15 October 2015

Pleasure floods Souad as she runs over the sunny warm ground. She fills her lungs with pure fresh air and nothing impedes her movement. Her arms, legs, back, neck and head - everything in her moves and action permeates every cell in her body and mind at the same time. Her whole being moves, like the parts of one cell in perfect harmony with each other and with the wide universe surrounding...

Disarming Conflict
(Paperback)
Ernie Regehr
15 October 2015

In the last quarter century our world has hosted 98 wars, 26 of these are ongoing.

The bill for maintaining huge stores of weapons and some 70 million people in uniform currently stands at $1.7 trillion, a year. Of these wars, over 85 percent are not settled on the battlefield; they are fought to desperately hurting stalemates, eventually being turned over to diplomats and...

Expose, Oppose, Propose
Transnational alternative policy groups and global civil society
(Paperback)
William K. Carroll
15 October 2015

The tightly scripted programming of neoliberal capitalism positions us all as consumers in a hypermarket where money talks. For the majority of people across the globe this translates as precarity and immiseration. But how can we break from this dominant, ideological framework?

Expose, Oppose, Propose, details how, since the mid-1970s, but particularly since the 1990s,...