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  • A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolome Las Casas; Anthony Pagden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    From Pankaj Mishra, author the successful Temptations of the West and Butter Chicken in Ludhiana , comes a provocative account of how China, India and the Muslim World are remaking the world in their own image. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2013 The Victorian period, viewed in the West as a time of self-confident progress, was experienced... more...

  • Scars of Partitionby William F.S. Miles

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    Based on three decades of fieldwork throughout the developing world, Scars of Partition is the first book to systematically evaluate the long-term implications of French and British styles of colonialism and decolonization for ordinary people throughout the so-called Third World. It pays particular attention to the contemporary legacies of artificial... more...

  • Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in the Middle East and North Africaby Emel Akçali

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    This volume is a theoretical analysis of the current crises of state and societal transformations in the Middle East and North Africa. The emphasis on the impact and limits of neoliberal governmentality places these uprisings within the specific contextual and structural environment of neoliberal globalization. more...

  • Maori and Parliamentby Maria Bargh

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2015; US$ 9.99

    Maori and Parliament provides a comprehensive and enlightening context for understanding both the historical and contemporary relationship between Maori and Parliament and highlights many of the issues which would arise in any discussion of New Zealand constitutional reform. Maori and Parliament is a collection of nineteen presentations and papers... more...

  • Beyond the Crises: Zimbabwe's Prospects for Transformationby Tendai Murisa; Tendai Chikweche

    Weaver Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Over the past years, few African countries have been the focus of discussions and analyses generating a vast array of literature as much as Zimbabwe. The socioeconomic and political crises since the turn of the century have deeply transformed the country from the ideals of a vibrant freshly independent nation just two decades earlier. These transformations... more...

  • Next Time They'll Come to Count the Deadby Nick Turse

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    In fast-paced and dramatic fashion, Turse reveals the harsh reality of modern warfare in the developing world. more...

  • Neo-Liberal Strategies of Governing Indiaby Ranabir Samaddar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Neo-liberal Strategies of Governing India and its companion volume Ideas and Frameworks of Governing India tell the story of governance in independent India and address the critical question: how is a post-colonial democracy governed? Further, they attempt to understand why the process of governing a post-colonial democracy, particularly in the... more...

  • A Theory of Imperialismby Utsa Patnaik; Prabhat Patnaik; David Harvey; Akeel Bilgrami

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    In A Theory of Imperialism , the economists Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik present a new theory of the origins and mechanics of capitalism that sounds an alarm about its ongoing viability. Their theory centers on trade between the core economies of the global North and the tropical and subtropical countries of the global South and considers how... more...

  • Africa�s Best and Worst Presidentsby Nkuzi Mhango

    Langaa RPCIG 2016; US$ 34.00

    Africa�s Best and Worst Presidents seeks to deconstruct the current superstructure that colonialism created and maintains. It chastises and challenges Africans, academics in the main, to revisit and write a true history of Africa. Written by Africans themselves, such rewritten histories should aim to counter the counterfeit narratives which have proliferated,... more...