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Communism & Socialism

  • A Short History of Communismby Robert Harvey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Today global communism seems just a terrible memory, an expressionist nightmare as horrific as Nazism and the Holocaust, or the slaughter in the First World War. Was it only just over a decade ago that stone-faced old men were still presiding over "workers" paradises in the name of "the people" while hundreds of millions endured grinding poverty under... more...

  • The World That Trade Createdby Steven Topik; Kenneth Pomeranz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In a series of brief vignettes the authors bring to life international trade and its actors, and also demonstrate that economic activity cannot be divorced from social and cultural contexts. In the process they make clear that the seemingly modern concept of economic globalisation has deep historical roots. more...

  • The Politics of Europeanization and Post-Socialist Transformationsby Nicole Lindstrom

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The book compares the politics of Europeanization in Estonia and Slovenia from 1989 to the current crisis. more...

  • The Architecture of Russian Marketsby Bruno Grancelli

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This study analyses enterprise development and entrepreneurship and their relationship with the state and market building in Russia. It focuses on continuities and changes in the factory regime, drawing on existing literature and the author's own research and evaluation. more...

  • The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federationby Semahagn Gashu Abebe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Exploring how the application of these ideological principles has impacted on the structure and function of the... more...

  • Trouble in Paradiseby Slavoj ?i?ek

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj ?i?ek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so difficult to imagine a way out of the crisis we're in? It is... more...

  • Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Powerby Bart Dessein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection discusses China's contemporary national and international identity as evidenced in its geopolitical impact on the countries in its direct periphery and its functioning in organizations of global governance. This contemporary identity is assessed against the background of the country's Confucian and nationalist history. more...

  • Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Powerby Bart Dessein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This collection discusses China's contemporary national and international identity as evidenced in its geopolitical impact on the countries in its direct periphery and its functioning in organizations of global governance. This contemporary identity is assessed against the background of the country's Confucian and nationalist history. more...

  • Castoriadis and Critical Theoryby Christos Memos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    By exploring the concepts of 'crisis' and 'critique', this study offers a thought-provoking re-examination of the political and social thought of Cornelius Castoriadis in light of the current world crisis and with regard to his radical critique of both the traditional Left and contemporary capitalist societies. more...

  • Castoriadis and Critical Theoryby Christos Memos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    By exploring the concepts of 'crisis' and 'critique', this study offers a thought-provoking re-examination of the political and social thought of Cornelius Castoriadis in light of the current world crisis and with regard to his radical critique of both the traditional Left and contemporary capitalist societies. more...