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  • Global Historyby Samir Amin

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Responding to the need to take a fresh look at world history, hitherto dominated by Eurocentric ideologues and historians in their attempt to justify the nature and character of modern capitalism, Samir Amin looks in this book at the ancient world system and how it has influenced the development of the modern world. He analyses the origin and nature... more...

  • African Perspectives on China in Africaby Firoze Manji; Stephen Marks

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Much existing commentary on China in Africa focuses on the vested interests of the West while the voices of independent African analysts and activists have been lost. In a unique collection of essays, the contributors to this book present African social, historical, and cross-continental perspectives on Chinese involvement in Africa. Contributors... more...

  • Aid to Africaby Hakima Abbas; Yves Niyiragira

    Pambazuka Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    The current global economic crisis resurges the debate on aid to Africathe largest global recipientand this comprehensive volume explores the premise, history, and foundation upon which the concept of aid is based. It considers aid's relationship to the broader development discourse in Africa, the politics and power dynamics of aid mechanisms, and... more...

  • Silences in NGO Discourseby Issa G. Shivji

    Pambazuka Press 2007; US$ 9.99

    One of the most articulate critics of the destructive effects of neoliberal policies in Africa, and in particular of the ways in which they have eroded the gains of independence, Issa Shivji shows in two extensive essays in this book that the role of NGOs in Africa cannot be understood without placing them in their political and historical context. As... more...

  • No Land! No House! No Vote!by Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Early in 2007, hundreds of families living in shacks in Cape Town were moved into houses they had been waiting for since the end of the apartheid. But soon they were told that the move had been illegal, and they were kicked out of their new homes. They built shacks next to the road opposite the housing project and hundreds organized themselves into... more...

  • Maldevelopmentby Samir Amin

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    With great clarity, this updated edition explains the complex changes of the late-20th and early-21st centuries, including the transformations in Eastern Europe and in the world economy, the growth of capitalism in China anddespite the West riding on the crest of new technologiesits materialist goals being increasingly questioned by new social movements... more...

  • Ending the Crisis of Capitalism or Ending Capitalism?by Samir Amin; Victoria Bawtree

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    The factors that brought about the 2008 financial collapse are examined in this analysis that explores the systemic crisis of capitalism after two decades of neoliberal globalization. Samir Amin lays bare the relationship between dominating oligopolies and the globalization of the world economy and argues that the current crisis is a profound crisis... more...

  • Experiments with Peaceby Jorgen Johansen; John Y. Jones

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    Impatient, provocative, and prolific in his pursuit of peace through research, publishing, and commentary, the influential Johan Galtung turned 80 on October 24, 2010, without the slightest sign of slowing down. This collection of essays celebrates peace in honor of this milestone. The wide range of essays explores issues including the eradication... more...

  • Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africaby Axel Harneit-Sievers; Stephen Marks; Sanusha Naidu

    Pambazuka Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    The deepening engagement of China in Africa since the end of the cold war has led to debates about the evolving nature of this relationship, yet the focus of analysis has largely been confined to the interactions between states. Little attention has been paid to the growing dialogue between Chinese and African civil society organizations. This collection... more...

  • Women and Security Governance in Africaby 'Funmi Olonisakin; Awino Okech

    Pambazuka Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    Debates about security governance in Africa and about the place of women within it have moved in parallel despite their interconnection. In this book, the authors align the debates, locating African-specific and feminist analysis within the security discourse. more...