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ZED BOOKS

ZED BOOKS is a critical and dynamic publisher, working to increase awareness of important international issues, and promoting diversity, alternative voices, and progressive social change. Publishing on areas of politics, development, gender, the environment, and economics, ZED BOOKS produces books targeted for a global audience of students, academics, activist, and general readers. Run as a co-operative, they aim to operate in an environmentally and ethically sustainable way.



Zed Books Launches TWO Brand New Series:
Feminism and Development: This series re-defines issues at the heart of today’s feminist contestations in a development context. Bringing together a formidable collective of thinkers from the global South and the North, this series explores what it is that can bring about positive changes in women’s rights and realities.

 

Just Sustainabilities: This series contributes to understanding, theorizing and ultimately developing strategies toward the development of more just and sustainable communities in both the global North and South. Through a collection of solutions-orientated books the series looks at policy and planning themes that improve people’s quality of life and well-being, both now and into the future; that are carried out with an intentional focus on just and equitable processes, outputs and outcomes in terms of people’s access to environmental, social, political and economic space(s).


Highlighted Series
AFRICA NOW | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS | REBELS SERIES | DEVELOPMENT MATTERS ASIAN ARGUMENTS

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Girl Trouble

Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women

Horror, scandal and moral panic! The popular fascination with the moral decline of young women has permeated society for over a hundred years. Be it flappers,...

"...Horror, scandal and moral panic! The popular fascination with the moral decline of young women has permeated society for over a hundred years. Be it flappers,.... Horror, scandal and moral panic! The popular fascination with the moral decline of young women has permeated society for over a hundred years. Be it flappers, beat girls, dolly birds or ladettes, public outrage at girls' perceived permissiveness has been a mass-media staple with each changing generation. Eminent social historian Carol..."

Carol Dyhouse Carol Dyhouse

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America's Deadliest Export

Democracy - The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

For over 65 years, the United States war machine has been on auto pilot.  Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and...

William Blum William Blum

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China and the Environment

The Green Revolution

Sixteen of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in China. A serious water pollution incident occurs once every two-to-three days. China's breakneck growth...

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China's Urban Billion

The Story Behind the Biggest Migration in Human History

By 2030, China's cities will be home to 1 billion people one in every eight people on earth. What kind of lives will China's urban billion lead? And what will...

Tom Miller Tom Miller

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Revolting Subjects

Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain

Revolting Subjects is a ground-breaking account of social abjection in contemporary Britain. Focusing on citizenship, social class and migrant illegality and...

Imogen Tyler

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Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy

Beyond the Weapons of the Weak

Women have often been divided by intersecting inequalities: class, race, ethnicity caste, amongst others. Their weapons of resistance have been the traditional...

"...Women have often been divided by intersecting inequalities: class, race, ethnicity caste, amongst others. Their weapons of resistance have been the traditional.... Women have often been divided by intersecting inequalities: class, race, ethnicity caste, amongst others. Their weapons of resistance have been the traditional weapons of the weak: hidden subversions and individualized struggles. This book explores the emergence of an alternative repertoire among women working in the growing informal..."

By Naila Kabeer, Ratna Sudarshan and Kristi Milward

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Latin America's Turbulent Transitions

The Future of Twenty-First Century Socialism

Over the past few years, something remarkable has occurred in Latin America. For the first time since the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua in the 1980s,...

By Roger Burbach, Michael Fox and Federico Fuentes

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Cuba and Its Neighbours

Democracy in Motion

In this groundbreaking book, Arnold August explores Cuba's unique form of democracy, presenting a detailed and balanced analysis of Cuba's electoral process...

Arnold August

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Everyday Revolutions

Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina

In the wake of the global financial crisis, new forms of social organization and value production are appearing. People are coming together in order to resist...

Marina A. Sitrin

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Border Walls

Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India and Israel

Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies like the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their...

"...Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies like the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their.... Two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, why are leading democracies like the United States, India, and Israel building massive walls and fences on their borders? Despite predictions of a borderless world through globalization, these three countries alone have built an astonishing combined total of 5,700 kilometers of security ..."

Reece Jones

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Drug War Mexico

Politics, Neoliberalism and Violence in the New Narcoeconomy

Mexico is a country in crisis.  Capitalizing on weakened public institutions, widespread unemployment, a state of lawlessness, and the strengthening of links...

By Peter Watt and Roberto Zepeda

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Resistance in the Age of Austerity

Nationalism, the Failure of the Left and the Return of God

In November 1999 the first protests associated with the "anti-globalisation movement" took place in Seattle, and came to be seen as the starting point for...

Owen Worth

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Introducing Just Sustainabilities

Policy, Planning and Practice

This unique and insightful text offers an exploration of the origins and subsequent development of the concept of "just sustainability."Introducing Just...

Julian Agyeman Julian Agyeman

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Reclaiming the F Word

Feminism Today

Feminism is so last century. Surely in today's world the idea is irrelevant and unfashionable?Wrong. Since the turn of the millennium a new feminist movement...

By Catherine Redfern and Kristin Aune

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Reclaiming Public Ownership

Making Space for Economic Democracy

The last few years have seen the spectacular failure of market fundamentalism in Europe and the US. As the environmental limits and socially destructive...

Andrew Cumbers

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Gross Domestic Problem

The Politics Behind the World's Most Powerful Number

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is arguably the most well-known statistic in the contemporary world. It drives government policy and sets priorities in a variety...

Lorenzo Fioramonti Lorenzo Fioramonti

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The Great Eurozone Disaster

From Crisis to Global New Deal

The last couple of years have seen the eurozone lurch from crisis to calamity. In The Great Eurozone Disaster, Heikki Patomaki dissects the current crisis,...

"...The last couple of years have seen the eurozone lurch from crisis to calamity. In The Great Eurozone Disaster, Heikki Patomäki dissects the current crisis,.... The last couple of years have seen the eurozone lurch from crisis to calamity. In The Great Eurozone Disaster, Heikki Patomäki dissects the current crisis, revealing its origins lie in the instability that has driven the process of financialization since the early 1970s. Furthermore, the public debt crises in the European deficit countri..."

Heikki Patomäki

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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...

"...Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected.... Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition, now including a downloadable supplement for courses, exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking Economics was published back in 2001, t..."

Steve Keen

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