Forthcoming Books

Common Space
The City as Commons
(Paperback)
Stavros Stavrides and foreword by Massimo De Angelis
15 February 2016

Space is both a product and a prerequisite of social relations, it has the potential to block and encourage certain forms of encounter. In Common Space, activist and architect Stavros Stavrides calls for us to conceive of space-as-commons – first, to think beyond the notions of public and private space, and then to understand common space not only as space that is governed by all and...

Eight Tragedies of Shakespeare
(Paperback)
Victor Kiernan and introduction by Terry Eagleton
15 February 2016
Green Growth
Ideology, political economy and the alternatives
(Paperback)
Edited by Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai, and Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
15 February 2016

The discourse of ‘green growth’ has recently gained ground in environmental governance deliberations and policy proposals. It is presented as a fresh and innovative agenda centred on the deployment of engineering sophistication, managerial acumen and market mechanisms to redress the environmental and social derelictions of the existing development model.

But the green growth project is...

Making Public in a Privatized World
The Struggle for Essential Services
(Paperback)
Edited by David A. McDonald
15 February 2016

How do we provide effective public services in a deeply neoliberal world? In the wake of the widespread failure of privatisation efforts, societies in the global south are increasingly seeking progressive ways of recreating the public sector. With contributors ranging from cutting-edge scholars to activists working in health, water, and energy provision, and with case studies covering a broad...

Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals
A Critical Look Forward
(Paperback)
Edited by Alberto Cimadamore, Gabriele Koehler, and Thomas Pogge
15 February 2016

As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), pass their 2015 deadline and the international community begins to discuss the future of UN development policy, Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals brings together leading economists from both the global North and South to provide a much needed critique of the prevailing development agenda. By examining current development efforts,...

Shakespeare: Poet and Citizen
(Paperback)
Victor Kiernan and introduction by Michael Wood
15 February 2016
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa
Development without Democracy
(Paperback)
Edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens
15 March 2016
Angry White People
Coming face-to-face with the British far right
(Paperback)
Hsiao-Hung Pai
15 March 2016

‘They’ve taken over our culture and our way of life.’ ‘Britain for whites only.’ ‘Islam is Britain’s biggest problem.’ These are not strange words in Britain today, nor are the irate faces of far right street mobs strangers to our screens. In this fantastically daring book, Hsiao-Hung Pai, an ‘inscrutable foreigner’, follows a group of individuals who got caught up in the wave of far right...

Development and Sustainability
The Challenge of Social Change
(Paperback)
Edited by Alberto Cimadamore, Gro Therese Lie, Maurice Mittelmark, and Fungisai Gwanzura Ottemöller
15 March 2016

Development and Sustainability aims to connect development and the environmental sciences for a definite purpose: enhancing the wellbeing of people and their environment in places where severe poverty continues to hamper sustainable human development. Arguing that human health is the key factor to sustainable development, this ground-breaking book promotes a fresh, transdisciplinary...

Future of African Peace Operations
From the Janjaweed to Boko Haram
(Paperback)
Edited by Cedric De Coning, Linnéa Gelot, and John Karlsrud
15 March 2016
Reading from Behind
A Cultural Analysis of the Anus
(Paperback)
Jonathan Allan
15 March 2016

There is something disconcerting about a theoretical position that surrenders the search for meaning and knowledge in favour of pleasurable surprises. With grace and elegance, Jonathan Allan asks us to admit that the anus seems caught up in a grand narrative; the very ‘ground zero of gayness’. So what is our critical obsession with orientation? What would happen if we privileged the anal...

Thank You, Madagascar
The Conservation Diaries of Alison Jolly
(Paperback)
Alison Jolly, foreword by Hilary Bradt, and introduction by Margaretta Jolly
15 March 2016

Madagascar is one of the world’s natural jewels, with over ninety per cent of its wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. Few people knew it better than the pioneering primatologist and conservationist, Alison Jolly. Thank You, Madagascar is her eyewitness account of the extraordinary biodiversity of the island, and the environment of its people. At the book’s heart is a conflict between...

Foucault with Marx
(Paperback)
Jacques Bidet
14 April 2016
Poverty and Inequality in Middle Income Countries
Policy Achievements, Political Obstacles
(Paperback)
Edited by Gemma C. Wright, Einar Braathen, Julian May, and Marianne Ulriksen
15 April 2016

This collection offers a timely reassessment of the viable ways of addressing poverty across the globe today. The realities of global poverty have changed dramatically over the past decade, and around three quarters of the poor now live in Middle Income Countries rather than in the overall poorest areas of the world. This rapid transformation requires us to re-think anti-poverty strategies and...

Sex, Needs, and Queer Culture
From Liberation to the Post-Gay
(Paperback)
David Alderson
15 April 2016