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England's Discontents

by Mike Wayne Pluto Press (October 20, 2018)

England's Discontents unpacks the genealogy of British identities over the last two hundred years as they have been shaped by the main political cultures and their interactions with cultural politics.*BR**BR*Conservatism,...


Talking to North Korea

by Glyn Ford Pluto Press (September 20, 2018)

Despite recents attempts at ‘negotiation’, the attitudes of both Kim Jong-un’s regime and the West seem unchanged. North Korea is still shrouded in mystery, and there are no clear plans for the future......


The Latino Question

by Armando Ibarra, Alfredo Carlos & Rodolfo D Torres Pluto Press (August 20, 2018)

While so many Latino/Chicano Americans struggle in pursuit of the 'American dream', while figures such as Donald Trump are accepted in mainstream politics, and scaremongering and paranoia is rife, the need for...


Why Turkey is Authoritarian

by Halil Karaveli Pluto Press (June 20, 2018)

For the last century, the Western world has regarded Turkey as a pivotal case of the 'clash of civilisations' between Islam and the West. Why Turkey is Authoritarian offers a radical challenge to this conventional...


Rojava

by Thomas Schmidinger Pluto Press (June 20, 2018)

The Kurdish territory of Rojava in Syria has become a watchword for radical democracy, communalism and gender equality. But while Western radicals continue to project their own values onto the revolution, the...


Constructing China

by Mobo Gao Pluto Press (July 20, 2018)

From fear and anxiety, to celebration, China's rise has provoked a variety of responses across the world. In light of this phenomenon, how are our understandings of China produced?*BR**BR*From West to East,...


Seeds of Hate

by Lawrence Pintak Pluto Press (October 20, 2003)

In the aftermath of 9/11, America has been haunted by one question: why do they hate us? *BR**BR*This book answers that question, tracing the roots of the crisis back to American's involvement in the Middle...


Cracks in the Wall

by Ben White Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

After decades of occupation and creeping annexation, the situation on the ground in Palestine/Israel can only be described as a system of apartheid. Peace efforts have failed because of one, inconvenient truth:...


Towards a Gay Communism

by Mario Mieli Pluto Press (May 20, 2018)

First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory - now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation. *BR**BR*Among...


Ukraine and the Empire of Capital

by Yuliya Yurchenko Pluto Press (December 20, 2017)

Since 1991, nominally independent Ukraine has been in turmoil, with the Orange Revolution and the Maidan protests marking its most critical moments. Now, its borders are threatened and the civil unrest and armed...


Brazil

by Alfredo Saad-Filho & Lecio Morais Pluto Press (December 20, 2017)

Brazil is the world's sixth largest economy, has played a key role as one of the 'pink wave' administrations in Latin America, and was also responsible for wrecking the US-sponsored proposal for a Free Trade...


Rosa Luxemburg and the Struggle for Democratic Renewal

by Jon Nixon Pluto Press (April 20, 2018)

What can contemporary activists and political theorists learn from the life and work of Rosa Luxemburg? Examining her contribution to radical democracy and revolutionary socialism, Jon Nixon shows why Red Rosa's...


A Certain Amount of Madness

by Amber Murrey Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

Thomas Sankara was one of Africa's most important anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th Century. His declaration that fundamental socio-political change would require a 'certain amount of madness' drove...


Hope Lies in the Proles

by John Newsinger Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

George Orwell was one of the most significant literary figures on the left in the twentieth century. While titles such as 1984, Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia are still rightly regarded as modern classics,...


A Party with Socialists in It

by Simon Hannah Pluto Press (February 20, 2018)

For over a hundred years, the British Labour Party has been a bastion for working class organisation and struggle. However, has it ever truly been on the side of the workers? Where do its interests really lie?...


Under the Cover of Chaos

by Lawrence Grossberg Pluto Press (January 20, 2018)

Are Donald Trump's irrationality, cruelty, and bombast symptoms of his personality? Is the chaos surrounding him a sign of his incompetence? Are his populism, illiberalism and nationalism just cynical appeals...


Small is Necessary

by Anitra Nelson Pluto Press (January 20, 2018)

Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for more sociable, affordable and sustainable housing is vital. The answer?...


The Privatization of Israeli Security

by Shir Hever Pluto Press (November 20, 2017)

Between 1994-2014, Israel’s security service was transformed, becoming one of the most extreme examples of privatised security in the world. This book is an investigation into this period and the conditions...


A Theory of ISIS

by Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou Pluto Press (November 20, 2017)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been the subject of intense scrutiny in the West. Considered by many to be the most dangerous terrorist organisation in the world, it has become shrouded in numerous myths...


Development Against Democracy - New Edition

by Irene L. Gendzier Pluto Press (August 20, 2017)

This new, updated edition of the influential Development Against Democracy is a critical guide to postwar studies of modernisation and development. In the mid-twentieth century, models of development studies...


The Palestine-Israel Conflict - Fourth Edition

by Gregory Harms & Todd M. Ferry Pluto Press (July 20, 2017)

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict in living memory. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to falsely assume the hostilities stretch...


What is Islamophobia?

by Narzanin Massoumi, Tom Mills & David Miller Pluto Press (June 20, 2017)

As racist undercurrents in many western societies become manifestly entrenched, the prevalence of Islamophobia - and the need to understand what perpetuates it - has never been greater.

Critiquing the arguments...


What's Wrong with Rights?

by Radha D'Souza Pluto Press (January 20, 2018)

Through mapping the rights discourse and the transformations in transnational finance capitalism since the world wars, and interrogating the connections between the two, Radha D'Souza examines contemporary rights...


Marx

by Kieran Allen Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

If we are serious about finding a different way to run the post-credit crunch society, we must start by introducing alternatives to undergraduates. Kieran Allen begins the task with an accessible and comprehensive...


Reclaiming the State

by William Mitchell & Thomas Fazi Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

The crisis of the neoliberal order has resuscitated a political idea widely believed to be consigned to the dustbin of history. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the neo-nationalist, anti-globalisation...


The Islamophobia Industry - Second Edition

by Nathan Lean Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

This is a disturbing account of the campaign to promote fear and hatred of Muslims in the United States and Europe, from the 'War on Terror' to Trump's travel ban.

 

Nathan Lean takes us through a world of conservative...


The Profit Doctrine: Economists of the Neoliberal Era

by Robert Chernomas & Ian Hudson Pluto Press (December 20, 2016)

A comprehensive account of the role of professional economists in the economic, social and environmental crises of the early 21st century


The Political Thought of Abdullah Öcalan

by Abdullah Ocalan Pluto Press (April 20, 2017)

These are the essential writings of a man who inspired a new, egalitarian socialist regime in the Middle East, which is currently fighting for survival against religious extremism and state violence. Abdullah...


Delirium and Resistance

by Gregory Sholette & Kim Charnley Pluto Press (April 20, 2017)

In the aftermath of the 2016 US elections, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal...


The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels Pluto Press (January 20, 2017)

‘Workers of the world, Unite!’ The Communist Manifesto is arguably the world's most influential political manuscript. Surviving through countless decades of revolution and counter-revolution, Marx and Engels'...


A People's History of the Russian Revolution

by Neil Faulkner Pluto Press (January 20, 2017)

The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People's History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction...


Palestine's Horizon

by Richard Falk Pluto Press (March 20, 2017)

Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine (2008-2014), has dedicated much of his life to the study of the Israel/Palestine conflict. In Palestine's Horizon, he brings his experiences to bear on...


Military Inc. - Second Edition

by Ayesha Siddiqa Pluto Press (November 20, 2016)

Pakistan is a strategic ally of the US in the ‘war on terror’. It is the third largest recipient of US aid in the world. Yet Pakistan is a state run by its army and intelligence service. Operating in the...


Hezbollah

by Joseph Daher Pluto Press (October 20, 2016)

Hezbollah provides a new, grounded analysis of the controversial and misunderstood Lebanese party. Where previous books have focused on aspects of the party’s identity, the military question or its religious...


Selling Apartheid

by Ron Nixon Pluto Press (August 20, 2016)

This book lays bare the global propaganda war waged by the South African government in the attempt to bolster support for their apartheid regime. The world-wide campaign consisted of the government burnishing...


The Three Worlds of Social Democracy

by Ingo Schmidt Pluto Press (August 20, 2016)

Social democracy is clearly at a dead end, but is it actually dead? The Three Worlds of Social Democracy explores the historical and theoretical path of the social democratic parties from their inception to...


Marx's 'Capital' - Sixth Edition

by Ben Fine & Alfredo Saad-Filho Pluto Press (July 20, 2016)

'This expert guide to the political economy of Marx's Capital has always been the very best available' - David Harvey This brilliantly concise book is the classic companion to Karl Marx’s most well-known work,...


Naija Marxisms

by Adam Mayer Pluto Press (July 20, 2016)

Since the 1940s, Marxist thought has blossomed in Nigeria. The history of 'Naija Marxism' is also that of the country's labour movement, its feminist movement, its social thought and political economy. It has...


Overheating

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen Pluto Press (June 20, 2016)

The world is overheated. Too full and too fast; uneven and unequal. It is the age of the Anthropocene, of humanity’s indelible mark upon the planet. In short, it is globalisation - but not as we know it. In...


The Limits to Citizen Power

by Victor Albert Pluto Press (June 20, 2016)

In the twilight of Brazil’s military regime, a new union movement emerged in the south-east industrial region of São Paulo that helped give life to a new political party. The Workers’ Party, as it was called,...


Egypt

by Philip Marfleet Pluto Press (June 20, 2016)

The tumultuous events that began in Egypt in 2011 have embraced revolution and counter-revolution. For Philip Marfleet they are best understood as part of a complex, ongoing process in which millions of people...


Being Red

by Ken Livingstone Pluto Press (February 20, 2016)

In Being Red, Ken Livingstone serves up an account of the Labour Party and its future, at a pivotal moment in its history. Having worked most of his life within the party in various leading roles; as the head...


The Secure and the Dispossessed

by Nick Buxton & Ben Hayes Pluto Press (November 20, 2015)

While the world’s scientists and many of its inhabitants despair at the unfolding impacts of climate change, corporate and military leaders see nothing but challenges and opportunities. For them, melting ice...


Syriza

by Kevin Ovenden Pluto Press (September 20, 2015)

The world’s eyes are on Greece. Elected in January 2015 under the leadership of Alexis Tsipras, the radical Syriza party sought to challenge the European economic status-quo and secure a better future for...


The Rent Trap

by Rosie Walker & Samir Jeraj Pluto Press (March 20, 2016)

Deregulation, revenge evictions, parliamentary corruption and day-to-day instability: these are the realities for the eleven million people currently renting privately in the UK. At the same time, house prices...


Base Encounters

by Elisabeth Schober Pluto Press (April 20, 2016)

Base Encounters explores the social friction that US bases have caused in South Korea, where the entertainment districts next to American military installations have come under much scrutiny. The Korean peninsula...


Southern Insurgency

by Immanuel Ness Pluto Press (October 20, 2015)

The site of industrial struggle is shifting. The West needs to look further if it wants to understand how workers’ self-organisation is developing in countries it too often ignores. Across the Global South,...


Artwash

by Mel Evans Pluto Press (April 20, 2015)

Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company’s sponsorship of the arts in Britain. Based on a high profile...


China and the 21st Century Crisis

by Minqi Li Pluto Press (October 20, 2015)

The USA is widely seen as the country at the centre of the recent economic crash. But will this be the case the next time the system goes into shock? By looking at the big questions of class struggle, global...


How Corrupt is Britain?

by David Whyte Pluto Press (March 20, 2015)

Banks accused of rate-fixing. Members of Parliament cooking the books. Major defense contractors investigated over suspect arms deals. Police accused of being paid off by tabloids. The headlines are unrelenting...