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Pluto Press and Zed Books 2010

Pluto Press and Zed Books publish the best in progressive thinking.

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Moving People

Sustainable Transport Development

The local and global environmental impacts of transport are more apparent than ever before. This book provides an attention-grabbing introduction to...

Peter Cox

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Poisoned Spring

The EU and Water Privatisation

Vast numbers of people have no access to safe drinking water, and even more lack any kind of effective sanitation. Most of the world's water supply remains in...

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This Borrowed Earth

Lessons from the Fifteen Worst Environmental Disasters around the World

Over the last century mankind has irrevocably damaged the environment through the unscrupulous greed of big business and our own willful ignorance. Here are...

By Robert Emmet Hernan, Bill McKibben and Graham Nash

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The Enemy of Nature

The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?, Second Edition

Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty and the destruction of community -- are all playing a part in the...

Joel Kovel

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Kyoto2

How to Manage the Global Greenhouse

Kyoto2, by writer, journalist and broadcaster Oliver Tickell puts forward a strikingly original new solution to the tentative, failed steps of the Kyoto...

"...Kyoto2, by writer, journalist and broadcaster Oliver Tickell puts forward a strikingly original new solution to the tentative, failed steps of the Kyoto.... Kyoto2, by writer, journalist and broadcaster Oliver Tickell puts forward a strikingly original new solution to the tentative, failed steps of the Kyoto Protocol.Using a system of finite production rights for greenhouse gases, which would be traded by organizations on a global auction, Kyoto2 seeks to succeed where the original agreement fa..."

Oliver Tickell

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The Corporate Greenhouse

Climate Change Policy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This timely book addresses the political economy of climate change. The author questions the disconnect between the current nation-state based negotiation...

Yda Schreuder

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This book outlines current thinking and evidence on climate change and the impacts such change will have on Africa. Global warming above the level of two...

"...This book outlines current thinking and evidence on climate change and the impacts such change will have on Africa. Global warming above the level of two.... This book outlines current thinking and evidence on climate change and the impacts such change will have on Africa. Global warming above the level of two degrees Celsius would be enormously damaging for poorer parts of the world, leading to crises with crops, livestock, water supplies and coastal areas.  Within Africa, it's likely to be th..."

Camilla Toulmin

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This book is for anyone involved with managing environmental decisions making. The book promotes innovative ways of understanding and taking responsibility for...

By Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith

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Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice

Women Write Political Ecology

As the twenty-first century faces a crisis of democracy and sustainability, this book attempts to bring academics and alternative globalisation activists into...

"...As the twenty-first century faces a crisis of democracy and sustainability, this book attempts to bring academics and alternative globalisation activists into.... As the twenty-first century faces a crisis of democracy and sustainability, this book attempts to bring academics and alternative globalisation activists into conversation. Through studies of global neoliberalism, ecological debt, climate change, and the ongoing devaluation of reproductive and subsistence labour, these uncompromising ..."

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Ecological Debt

Global Warning and the Wealth of Nations

Shows how millions in the West are running up huge ecological debts to the third world through over consumption.

"...Shows how millions in the West are running up huge ecological debts to the third world through over consumption.. --New edition of this highly acclaimed guide-- 'Creative and compelling.' Guardian'Essential reading.' Head of the IPCC 'A new phrase has entered the language.' Anita RoddickThis is the second edition of Andrew Simm's highly regarded guide to ecol. ..."

Andrew Simms

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Resistance

The Essence of the Islamist Revolution

This book traces the essence of the Islamist Revolution from its origins in Egypt, through Najf, Lebanon, Iran and the Iranian Revolution to today. Alastair...

Alastair Crooke

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Revolution, Rebellion, Resistance

The Power of Story

Why do revolutions happen? Decades of social science research have brought us little closer to understanding where, when and among whom they occur. In...

Eric Selbin

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The intersection of race and sex in Latin America is a subject touched upon by many disciplines but this is the only book that deals soley with these issues....

"...The intersection of race and sex in Latin America is a subject touched upon by many disciplines but this is the only book that deals soley with these issues..... The intersection of race and sex in Latin America is a subject touched upon by many disciplines but this is the only book that deals soley with these issues. Interracial sexual relations are often a key mythic basis for Latin American national identities, but these concepts are underexplored in English language works. Peter Wade provid..."

Peter Wade

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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..."

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Clean Clothes

A Global Movement to End Sweatshops

The Clean Clothes Campaign is a worldwide movement that aims to improve the wages and conditions of sweatshop workers. This is the story of their struggle....

Liesbeth Sluiter

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The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism

How the IMF has Undermined Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS

The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism explores the history of and current collision between two of the major global phenomena that have characterized the last 30...

"...This book, by a senior non-governmental policy analyst, explores the relationship between the spread of HIV/AIDS (among other diseases of poverty) and.... This book, by a senior non-governmental policy analyst, explores the relationship between the spread of HIV/AIDS (among other diseases of poverty) and neoliberal economic ideas. It explains not only how IMF policies have exacerbated public health problems in developing countries, but also how mounting global frustration will ultimately lead t..."

Rick Rowden

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The Development Dictionary

A Guide to Knowledge as Power, Second Edition

In this classic collection, some of the world's most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse. Each essay examines...

Wolfgang Sachs

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Zapatistas

Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global

This book provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history. In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a...

"...This book provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history. In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a.... This book provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history. In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants emerged in the far southeast of Mexico and declared "¡Ya basta!" -- "Enough!". As elites in North America celebrated the coming into fo..."

Alex Khasnabish

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The Crimes of Empire

The History and Politics of an Outlaw Nation

Imperial nations advance their own interests by exploiting other societies. To those on the receiving end this is obvious, while inside the empire, a powerful...

Carl Boggs

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