Forthcoming Books

Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores
(Paperback)
Caron E. 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
After 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 uprisings that started in Tunisia and swept across the region have been extensively covered, but until now the Gulf island of Bahrain has almost been forgotten from the narration of events that have dramatically changed the region. Bahrain's Uprising examines the ongoing protests and the state’s repression, revealing a sophisticated society shaped by its political struggle...

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...

Nigeria: A New History of a Turbulent Century
(Paperback)
Richard Bourne
15 October 2015

Known as the 'African Giant', Nigeria's story is a complex and often contradictory one. How, despite the ravages of colonialism, civil war, ongoing economic disappointment and most recently the Boko Harem armed insurgency, has the country managed to stay together for a hundred years? Why, despite an abundance of oil, mineral and agricultural wealth, have so many of its people remained in...

The Crises of Microcredit
(Paperback)
Isabelle Guérin, Marc Labie and Jean-Michel Servet
15 October 2015

Microcredit programmes, long considered efficient development tools, now face unprecedented crises in a number of countries. Is this the end of microcredit or rather an essential step in its expansion? Should we stop microcredit altogether or rethink the way it is implemented?

Drawing on extensive empirical research conducted in various parts of the world - from Morocco to...

The Different Faces of Apartheid
Israel and South Africa
(Paperback)
Ilan Pappe
15 October 2015

Within the already heavily polarised debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, parallels between Israel and apartheid South Africa remain highly contentious. A number of prominent academic and political commentators, including former US president Jimmy Carter and UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard, have argued that Israel's treatment of its Arab-Israeli citizens and the people of the occupied...

Venezuela Reframed
Bolivarianism, indigenous peoples and socialisms of the twenty-first century
(Paperback)
Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrández
15 October 2015

The role of the indigenous population in the formation of the Bolivarian constitution is one of Latin America's most important untold stories.

Considered a beacon of twenty-first century Socialism by many, Venezuela, is witnessing the paradoxical emergence of 'indigenous capitalisms' as government and various indigenous actors are driven by notions of development and...

A Kingdom in Crisis
(Paperback)
Andrew MacGregor Marshall
15 November 2015

Struggling to emerge from a despotic past, and convulsed by an intractable conflict that will determine its future, Thailand stands at a defining moment in its history. Scores have been killed on the streets of Bangkok. Freedom of speech is routinely denied. Democracy appears increasingly distant. And many Thais fear that the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is expected to unleash even greater...

A Theory of Nonviolent Action
How Civil Resistance Works
(Paperback)
Stellan Vinthagen
15 November 2015

In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp's seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973.

Employing a rich collection of historical and contemporary social movements from various parts of the world as examples - from the civil rights movement in America...