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Current Social Movements

 

Books on Current Political and Economic Movements and Protests from Pluto Press and Zed Books.

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Penny Red

Notes from the New Age of Dissent

In the space of a year, Laurie Penny has become one of the most prominent voices of the new left. This book brings together her diverse writings, showing what...

By Laurie Penny and Warren Ellis

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The Global Minotaur

America, The True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy

In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialization, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed, and globalization...

Yanis Varoufakis Yanis Varoufakis

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Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition

The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected...

Steve Keen

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Confronting Managerialism

How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance

Confronting Managerialism offers a scathing critique of the crippling influence of neoclassical economics and modern finance on business school teaching and...

By Robert R. Locke and J. C. Spender

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Remaking Scarcity

From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy

The dominant schools of neoclassical and neoliberal economics tell us that material scarcity is an inevitable product of an insatiable human nature. Against...

Costas Panayotakis

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The Birth of Capitalism

A 21st Century Perspective

In the light of the deepening crisis of capitalism and continued non-Western capitalist accumulation, Henry Heller re-examines the debates surrounding the...

Henry Heller

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Decent Capitalism

A Blueprint for Reforming our Economies

The recent crisis, created by finance capitalism, has brought us to the economic abyss. The excessive freedom of international markets has rapidly transformed...

By Sebastian Dullien, Hansjörg Herr and Christian Kellermann

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The Making of a Transnational Capitalist Class

Corporate Power in the 21st Century

Throughout the world, there has been a growing wave of interest in global corporate power and the rise of a transnational capitalist class, triggered by...

William K. Carroll

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Epic Recession

Prelude to Global Depression

Epic Recession explains the origins and future direction of the current economic crisis, and the relationships between the banking system's breakdown and the...

Jack Rasmus

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@ Is For Activism

Dissent, Resistance And Rebellion In A Digital Culture

@ is For Activism examines the transformation of politics through digital media, including digital television, online social networking and mobile computing....

Joss Hands

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Crack Capitalism

Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the...

"...Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the.... Crack Capitalism, argues that radical change can only come about through the creation, expansion and multiplication of weak points, or "cracks" in the capitalist system. John Holloway's previous book, Change the World Without Taking Power, sparked a world-wide debate among activists about the most effective methods of resisting capitalism. No..."

John Holloway

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The Future of Money

From Financial Crisis to Public Resource

As the recent financial crisis has revealed, the state is central to the stability of the money system, while the chaotic privately-owned banks reap the...

Mary Mellor

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Inequality has always been with us. With the growth of capitalism across the globe, inequalities of income, wealth and power became increasingly extreme....

"...Inequality has always been with us. With the growth of capitalism across the globe, inequalities of income, wealth and power became increasingly extreme..... Inequality has always been with us. With the growth of capitalism across the globe, inequalities of income, wealth and power became increasingly extreme. Written by economist Douglas Dowd, this book shows that the present banking crisis is the result of the growth of inequality across the globe. The expansion of the financial sector has br..."