• Fiction
      October 2015

      Woman at Point Zero

      by Nawal El Saadawi

      'All the men I did get to know filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face.' So begins Firdaus's remarkable story of rebellion against a society founded on lies, hypocrisy, brutality and oppression. Bo

    • Political economy
      November 2015

      The Refusal of Work

      The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work

      by David Frayne

      Paid work is absolutely central to the culture and politics of capitalist societies, yet today’s work-centred world is becoming increasingly hostile to the human need for autonomy, spontaneity and community. The grim reality of a society in which

    • Environmentalist, conservationist & Green organizations
      December 2015

      Why Women Will Save the Planet

      by Friends of the Earth, Jenny Hawley

      Women's empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn't it? When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men. This collection of articles and i

    • Politics & government
      July 2014

      Rogue State

      A Guide to the Worlds Only Superpower

      by William Blum

      This is not a book for anyone who wishes to maintain any cosy illusions about their own liberty - let alone the liberty of anyone in any country to whose domestic policy the United States government takes exception ... We find in these pages, meticulou

    • Development studies
      June 2016

      Slumming It

      The Tourist Valorisation of Urban Poverty

      by Fabian Frenzel

      Have slums become 'cool'? More and more tourists from across the globe seem to think so as they discover favelas, ghettos, townships and barrios on leisurely visits. But while slum tourism often evokes moral outrage, critics rarely ask about what motiv

    • Social issues & processes
      February 2016

      Common Space

      The City as Commons

      by Stavros Stavrides 

      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; to firstly t

    • Economic theory & philosophy
      September 2011

      Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition

      The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

      by Steve Keen

      Debunking Economics exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking was published back in 2001, the market

    • Environmentalist thought & ideology
      March 2014

      Ecofeminism

      by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva

      This groundbreaking work remains as relevant today as when it was when first published. Two of Zed's best-known authors argue that ecological destruction and industrial catastrophes constitute a direct threat to everyday life, the maintenance of which

    • Development studies
      January 2014

      Reclaiming Development

      An Alternative Economic Policy Manual

      by Ha-Joon Chang and Ilene Grabel

      There is no alternative to neoliberal economics - or so it appeared when Reclaiming Development was published in 2004. Many of the same driving assumptions - monetarism and globalization - remain within the international development policy establishment.

    • Economics
      July 2014

      Europe on the Brink

      Debt Crisis and Dissent in the European Periphery

      by Tony Phillips, Mariana Montagua, Anzhela Knyazeva, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roberto Lavagna, Christina Laskaridis, Diana Knyazeva

      Europe is suffering from a bipolar economic disorder. Financial journalists divide the continent into two groups of nations - centre and periphery - not by geography but by credit rating. Europe on the Brink is a critical investigation of the root causes

    • Feminism & feminist theory
      June 2014

      Girl Trouble

      Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

      by Carol Dyhouse

      Girls behave badly. If they're not obscenity-shouting, pint-swigging ladettes, they're narcissistic, living dolls floating around in a cloud of self-obsession, far too busy twerking to care. And this is news. In this witty and wonderful book, Caro

    • Political science & theory
      June 2014

      The Radical Imagination

      Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity

      by Max Haiven and Alex Khasnabish

      The idea of the imagination is as evocative as it is elusive. Not only does the imagination allow us to project ourselves beyond our own immediate space and time, it also allows us to envision the future, as individuals and as collectives. The radical ima

    • Politics & government
      March 2014

      Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

      Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons

      by Max Haiven

      Today, when it seems like everything has been privatized, when austerity is too often seen as an economic or political problem that can be solved through better policy, and when the idea of moral values has been commandeered by the right, how can we re-im

    • Politics & government
      September 2014

      Leadership in the Cuban Revolution

      The Unseen Story

      by Antoni Kapcia

      Most conventional readings of the Cuban Revolution have seemed mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, often missing a deeper political understanding of the Revolution’s underlying structures, bases of popular loyalty and ethos o

    • Feminism & feminist theory
      August 2014

      Feminism and Men

      by Nikki van der Gaag

      Feminism has changed the world; it is radically reshaping women’s lives. But what about men? They still hold most of the power in the economy, in government, in religions, in the media and often in the family too. At the same time, many men are

    • Political activism
      July 2014

      Assata

      An Autobiography

      by Assata Shakur

      In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder

    • Geopolitics
      July 2014

      America's Deadliest Export

      Democracy - The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

      by William Blum

      For over sixty-five years, the United States war machine has been on automatic pilot. Since World War II we have been conditioned to believe that America's motives in 'exporting' democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provo

    • Political economy
      August 2014

      Capitalism and Its Alternatives

      by Chris Rogers

      The global economic crisis has catalysed debates about the merits of capitalism as a system for organizing production, distribution and exchange. Political elites have argued that capitalism is not fundamentally pernicious or crisis-prone and can be succe

    • Economics
      June 2015

      Change Everything

      Creating an Economy for the Common Good

      by Christian Felber

      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 breakdown of current financial systems? Christia

    • Social & political philosophy
      May 2015

      First Measures of the Coming Insurrection

      by Eric Hazan and Kamo

      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

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