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  • The Throes of Democracyby Bryan McCann

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 25.95

    In The Throes of Democracy Bryan McCann gives a panoramic view of Brazil's recent development, exploring the relationships between the rise of the political left, the escalation of urban violence, the agribusiness boom and the spread of pentecostal evangelization. more...

  • Drug War Mexicoby Peter Watt; Roberto Zepeda

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Mexico is in crisis. During the neoliberal era, narcotrafficking has flourished to become one of the country’s biggest sources of revenue, as well as its most violent, with over 12,000 drug-related executions in 2011 alone. This insightful, controversial book throws new light on the situation, contending that the ‘war on drugs’ in Mexico... more...

  • Changing Narratives of Sexualityby Charmaine Pereira

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    Changing Narratives of Sexuality examines the tensions and contradictions in constructions of gender, sexuality and women's empowerment in the various narrations of sexuality told by and about women. This impressive collection explores sexuality in a wide range of national contexts in the global South, analysing what scope exists for women to subvert... more...

  • Leftover Womenby Leta Hong Fincher

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Contrary to many claims made in the media, women in China have experienced a dramatic rollback of rights and gains relative to men. Leftover Women lays out the structural discrimination against women and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development. more...

  • Rethinking Corporatization and Public Services in the Global Southby David A. McDonald

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    A critical exploration of the trend towards 'corporatizing' public services in the global South. more...

  • The History of Developmentby Gilbert Rist; Patrick Camiller

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The History of Development, now in its fourth edition, is a classic development text, which has both defined and changed its field. Gilbert Rist provides a complete and powerful overview of what the idea of development has meant throughout history. In a new chapter on post-development models and ecological dimensions, written against a background of... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Millennium Development Goalsby Fantu Cheru; Colin Jr. Bradford

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    This volume provides an up-to-date and detailed tour d'horizon of the exciting diversity of new proposals and mechanisms currently being discussed in order to raise the necessary financial resources to make the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals a reality by 2015. If the MDGs to halve global poverty and significantly improve the conditions... more...

  • Strategic Terrorby Beau Grosscup

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 31.95

    Strategic bombardments, either aimed explicitly at civilians or deployed in circumstances where extensive civilian deaths are written off as collateral damage or accidental, are becoming increasingly common. This book shows how certain European colonial powers, notably Britain, initiated aerial bombardment of civilians after World War I, how it was... more...