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Pluto Press

Life Without Money

Building Fair and Sustainable Economies

The money-based global economy is failing. The credit crunch undermined capitalism's ability to ensure rising incomes and prosperity while market-led attempts...

"...The money-based global economy is failing. The credit crunch undermined capitalism's ability to ensure rising incomes and prosperity while market-led attempts.... The money-based global economy is failing. The credit crunch undermined capitalism's ability to ensure rising incomes and prosperity while market-led attempts to combat climate change are fought tooth and nail by business as environmental crises continue.   We urgently need to combat those who say "there is no alternative" to the curr..."

By Anitra Nelson and Frans Timmerman

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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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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 Failure of Capitalist Production

Underlying Causes of the Great Recession

The recent financial crisis and Great Recession have been analyzed endlessly in the mainstream and academia, but this is the first book to conclude, on the...

Andrew Kliman

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Zed Books

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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Pluto Press

Leon Trotsky

Writings in Exile

Leon Trotsky was a key political figure of the twentieth century – a leader of the Russian revolution, founder of the Red army, author of books on literature,...

By Kunal Chattopadhyay and Paul Le Blanc

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Zed Books

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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Zed Books

The Activists' Handbook

A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

The Activists' Handbook is a powerful guide to grassroots activism. A priceless resource for everyone ready to make a difference, environmental activist Aidan...

Aidan Ricketts

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Zed Books

Social Movements and Leftist Governments in Latin America

Confrontation or Co-option?

In recent years, the simultaneous development of prominent social movements and the election of left and center-left governments has radically altered the...

By Carlos Oliva Campos, Gary Prevost and Harry Vanden

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Evo Morales is one of the world's most controversial political leaders. His story is extra-ordinary: poor shepherd-boy, persecuted coca grower, self-professed...

Sven Harten

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Pluto Press

Post-Anarchism

A Reader

Post-anarchism has been of considerable importance in the discussions of radical intellectuals across the globe in the last decade. In its most popular form,...

By Duane Rousselle and Süreyyya Evren

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Zed Books

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...

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Pluto Press

Palestinians in Israel

Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy

Palestinians in Israel considers a key issue ignored by the official "peace process" and most mainstream commentators: that of the growing Palestinian minority...

By Ben White and Haneen Zoabi

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Pluto Press

Negativity and Revolution

Adorno and Political Activism

John Holloway et al explore solutions to postmodern political paralysis in the 'negative dialectics' of Theodor Adorno.

By John Holloway, Fernando Matamoros and Sergio Tischler

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Zed Books

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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Zed Books

The FARC

The Longest Insurgency

To many -- the Colombian, U.S. and the EU governments among them -- the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is no more than a terrorist organization....

"...To many -- the Colombian, U.S. and the EU governments among them -- the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is no more than a terrorist organization..... To many -- the Colombian, U.S. and the EU governments among them -- the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is no more than a terrorist organization.  Moreover, they claim that the FARC is only engaged in criminal activities and no longer maintains an ideology.  But does this tell the whole story? Or can terrorism be a stra..."

Garry Leech

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Pluto Press

Revolution, Democracy, Socialism

Selected Writings

The first serious collection of Lenin's writings for decades. Editor Paul Le Blanc argues that Lenin was committed to democracy.

V.I. Lenin

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Zed Books

The Delusions of Economics

The Misguided Certainties of a Hazardous Science

In The Delusions of Economics, Gilbert Rist presents a radical critique of neoclassical economics from a social and historical perspective. Rather than enter...

Gilbert Rist

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I.B. Tauris

The Struggle for Power in Syria

Politics and Society under Asad and the Ba'th Party

In the midst of turmoil in the Middle East, and in the face of protests and demonstrations from Homs to Damascus and other places all over Syria, the Ba'th...

Nikolaos van Dam

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Islamic Activists

The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats

In the hysteria surrounding Political Islam, it is difficult to find analysis that doesn't feel the need to justify the existence of Islamic leaders or react...

Deina Ali Abdelkader

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