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  • The Global Minotaurby Yanis Varoufakis; Paul Mason

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    In this remarkable and provocative book, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the global economic crisis. more...

  • Against Empireby Zillah Eisenstein

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization and its capture of democratic possibilities. Faced with an aggressive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently promoting the narrowest of its interests around the globe, Eisenstein urgently looks to a global anti-war movement to counter U.S.... more...

  • Aids and Powerby Alex de Waal

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 23.95

    AIDS and Power explains why social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power. more...

  • Building Feminist Movements and Organizationsby Lydia Alpízar Durán; Noël D. Payne; Anahi Russo

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 36.95

    This groundbreaking collection of essays by activists from all corners of the globe explores what it means to be an influential women's organization, and what it takes to build the kinds of movements needed to transform women's lives. more...

  • Sex at the Marginsby Laura María Agustín

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the... more...

  • Rebuilding the Leftby Marta Harnecker

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 27.95

    Based on a lifetime?s experience in politics, this book is a critique of social democratic realpolitik. It studies the challenges faced by the left now, and suggests ways to move forward to build a different world. more...

  • Rocks and Hard Placesby Roger Moody

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 20.95

    The world of international mining is changing rapidly. Mining corporations are encroaching on more and more greenfield sites in Africa, the Asia-Pacific and Latin America, to serve ever-expanding global industries. Moody shows that large-scale mining imposes a heavy toll on local communities, on their fragile economies and ways of life, as well as... more...

  • Reclaiming the Landby Sam Moyo; Paris Yeros

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 38.95

    This volume brings together for the first time across three continents - Africa, Latin America and Asia - an intellectually consistent set of original investigations into this new generation of rural social movements. These country studies seek to identify their social composition, strategies, tactics, and ideologies; to assess their relations with... more...

  • Reinventing Order in the Congoby Theodore Trefon

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    Kinshasa is sub-Saharan Africa‘s second largest city. The seven million Congolese who live there have a rich reputation for the courageous and innovative ways in which they survive in a harsh urban environment. They have created new social institutions, practices, networks and ways of living to deal with the collapse of public provision and a... more...

  • Renewables and Energy for Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africaby Maxwell Mapako; Abel Mbewe

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    Energy supply is a key factor in economic and social development, but lack of modern energy in rural areas limits efforts to alleviate poverty and improve living standards. This book identifies the options for providing modern and improved renewables-based energy to low-income rural areas, with special emphasis on the productive uses. In the five countries... more...