Forthcoming Books

Africa's New Oil
Power, Pipelines and Future Fortunes
(Paperback)
Celeste Hicks
9 April 2015

The development of Africa’s oil has greatly accelerated in recent years, with some countries looking at the prospect of almost unimaginable flows of money into their national budgets. But the story of African oil has usually been associated with conflict, corruption and disaster, with older producers such as Nigeria having little to show for the many billions of dollars they’ve...

Breathing Space
The Natural and Unnatural History of Air
(Paperback)
Mark Everard
9 April 2015

In this book Mark Everard argues that governments and citizens too often take the air we breathe for granted. Air and the wider atmosphere are vital in protecting us from radiation, maintaining climate and weather patterns, dispersing water, seeds and pollen, and serving as an alternative source of energy.

Breathing Space overturns conventional thinking on the atmosphere, and is...

Can Non-Europeans Think?
with a foreword by Walter Mignolo
(Paperback)
Hamid Dabashi
9 April 2015

What happens with thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical 'pedigree'? In this powerfully honed polemic, Dabashi argues that they are invariably marginalised, patronised and mis-represented.

Challenging, pugnacious, but also stylish, Can Non-Europeans Think? forges a new perspective in postcolonial studies by looking at how intellectual debate continues to reinforce...

Ghost Cities of China
(Paperback)
Wade Shepard
9 April 2015

Featuring everything from sports stadiums to shopping malls, hundreds of new cities in China stand empty, with hundreds more set to be built by 2030. Between now and then, the country's urban population will leap to over one billion, as the central government kicks its urbanization initiative into overdrive. In the process, traditional social structures are being torn apart, and a rootless,...

Marxism and the Muslim World
(Paperback)
Maxime Rodinson, Foreword by Gilbert Achcar
9 April 2015

In the wake of the uprisings which rocked the Arab world, Maxime Rodinson’s work has taken on a new and powerful resonance. Dating from 1958, the time of his expulsion from the French Communist Party, to 1972, the assembled articles, papers and essays which form this book outline his vision of the role of Marxist politics in Muslim history and society. By applying a materialist approach...

Social and Solidarity Economy
Beyond the Fringe
(Paperback)
Peter Utting
9 April 2015

As economic crises, growing inequality and climate change prompt a global debate on the meaning and trajectory of development, increasing attention is focusing on 'social and solidarity economy' as a distinctive approach to sustainable and rights-based development.

While we are beginning to understand what social and solidarity economy is, what it promises and how it differs from...

Social and Solidarity Economy:
Beyond the Fringe
(Hardback)
Peter Utting
9 April 2015

As economic crises, growing inequality and climate change prompt a global debate on the meaning and trajectory of development, increasing attention is focusing on 'social and solidarity economy' as a distinctive approach to sustainable and rights-based development.

While we are beginning to understand what social and solidarity economy is, what it promises and how it differs from...

The Racket
A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe
(Hardback)
Matt Kennard
9 April 2015

While working at the Financial Times, investigative journalist Matt Kennard uncovered a scam - a deception and rip-off of immense proportions.

From slanging matches with Henry Kissinger to afternoon coffees with the man who captured Che Guevara, Kennard’s unbridled access over four years to the crème de la crème of the global elite left him with only one...

First Measures of the Coming Insurrection
(Paperback)
Eric Hazan and Kamo
1 May 2015

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 1970's, plagued and suppressed any sparks of revolutionary potential. It is time to prepare for...

Advocacy in Conflict
Critical Perspectives on Transnational Activism
(Paperback)
Alex de Waal
14 May 2015

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 and influence, rather than the classic mass movements for social change which provide their...

Another World Is Possible
World Social Forum proposals for an alternative globalization
(Paperback)
William Fisher and Thomas Ponniah (Eds)
14 May 2015

In 2001 the first World Social Forum was held in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The meeting was viewed by many at the time, as a new manifestation of the global Left, a people's opposition to the World Economic Forum which stood as the first real front to global capitalism since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, many activists and intellectuals on the left have become deeply critical of the...

Practising Feminist Political Ecologies
(Paperback)
Wendy Harcourt and Ingrid L. Nelson
14 May 2015

Destined to be the next big feminist political ecology text, the volume features some of the most exciting feminist scholars and activists working on FPE in this collective critique of the 'green economy'. It features the latest analysis of the post-Rio+20 debates with a nuanced reading of the impact of the current ecological and economic crisis on diverse women and their communities and...

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance
Lessons from the Arab World
(Paperback)
Maha El Said, Lena Meari and Nicola Pratt
14 May 2015

Ever since the wave of uprisings that swept the Arab world from the end of 2010, Arab women and their role in political transformations have received unprecedented media attention. The copious scrutiny and commentary, however, has yet to result in any serious study of the gender dynamics of political upheaval.

Rethinking Gender in Revolutions and Resistance is the first book to...

Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong
(Paperback)
Morten Jerven
11 June 2015

Not so long ago, Africa was being described as the ‘Hopeless Continent’. Recently, though, talk has turned to ‘Africa Rising’, with enthusiastic voices exclaiming the potential for economic growth across many of its countries. What, then, is the truth behind Africa’s growth, or lack of it?

In this provocative book, Morten Jerven fundamentally...

Change Everything
Creating an Economy for the Common Good
(Paperback)
Christian Felber
11 June 2015

Is it possible to imagine businesses whose bottom line is not profit and endless growth, but human dignity, justice, democracy and sustainability? Or an alternative economic model untainted by the greed and crises of current financial systems?

Christian Felber says it is. Moreover, in Change Everything he shows how we might go about making it a reality. The Economy for the Common...