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  • The Health of Nationsby Gavin Mooney

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Why, despite the vast resources spent on health care, is there still so much ill health and health inequality? In this devastating critique, internationally renowned health economist Gavin Mooney spotlights the political economy of health care. He also reveals how too little is done to address the social determinants of health. Using numerous case... more...

  • The Coffee Paradoxby Benoit Daviron; Stefano Ponte

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 32.95

    This book recasts the so-called coffee paradox - the coexistence of a ‘coffee boom‘ in consuming countries and of a ‘coffee crisis‘ in producing countries. While coffee bar chains have expanded rapidly in consuming countries, international coffee prices have fallen dramatically and producers receive the lowest prices in decades.... more...

  • From Empire to Republicby Taner Akçam

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 36.95

    Taner Akçam is one of the first Turkish academics to acknowledge and discuss openly the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman-Turkish government in 1915. This book discusses western political policies towards the region generally, and represents the first serious scholarly attempt to understand the genocide from a perpetrator rather than... more...

  • Global Tradeby Greg Buckman

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 20.95

    The book traces the history of global trade, the impact of current global trading arrangements on poverty, inequality and the environment, its hugely differential consequences for high-income and low income countries, and the future options for revised trading arrangements. It argues that factors like future fossil fuel costs, global warming, and the... more...

  • Looting Africaby Patrick Bond

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 25.95

    Despite the rhetoric, the people of Sub-Saharan Africa are becoming poorer, and Africa‘s gains have been mainly limited to public relations. The central problems remain exploitative debt and financial relationships with the North, phantom aid, unfair trade, distorted investment and the continent‘s brain/skills drain. Moreover, capitalism... more...

  • Muslim Britainby Tahir Abbas

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 34.95

    This book is a study of how the events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terror have impacted on the lives of British South Asian Muslims. Issues in relation to religious and ethnic identities, citizenship, Islamophobia, gender and education, radicalism, and media and political representation are explored. Chapters are written by experts in... more...

  • Beyond US Hegemonyby Samir Amin

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 32.95

    US hegemony has reached a dangerous new level under George Bush Jr, and his hubristic militarism will lead to a never-ending cycle of wars, and block all hopes of social and democratic progress. Samir Amin rejects the notion that the current form of neoliberal capitalism - in which imperialism is an integral and permanent part - is an inevitable future... more...

  • Everyday Corruption and the Stateby Giorgio Blundo; Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan; N. B. Arifari

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 34.95

    Daily life in Africa is governed by the ‘petty‘ corruption of public officials in services such as health, transport, or the judicial system. This remarkable study of everyday corruption in three African countries investigates the reasons for its extraordinary prevalence. The authors construct an illuminating analytical framework around the... more...

  • Free Tradeby Graham Dunkley

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    Free trade and its virtues are a mantra of contemporary economics, and a fixed point of policy for the World Trade Organization. But there are many economists who disagree, and there are many ideas for alternative ways of organizing world trade and increasing the development chances for poor countries. Little wonder that trade has moved beyond the... more...

  • Genocide, War Crimes and the Westby Adam Jones

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 36.95

    Genocide and war crimes are increasingly the focus of scholarly and activist attention. Much controversy exists over how, precisely, these grim phenomena should be defined and conceptualized. Genocide, War Crimes & the West tackles this controversy, and clarifies our understanding of an important but under-researched dimension: the involvement of the... more...