The Zed Books Economics list includes a number of extremely influential, heterdox Economists and is characterised by it’s critical, international focus.

The Zed Books Economics list is a heterodox Economics and political economy list. It features influential Economists including Walden Bellow, Ha-Joon Chang, Steve Keen and Yanis Varoufakis, who have continued to shape and support our Economics output. As with all our lists, the Economics list balances international thinking and approaches with critical assessment. It includes a number of well known, alternative textbooks as well as other core titles used for teaching alternative economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Titles in subject

Entrepreneurs and SMEs in Rwanda

The Model Pupil Paradox

David Poole

Tax Justice and Global Inequality

Practical Solutions to Protect Developing Country Revenues

Edited by Krishen Mehta, Esther Shubert, and Erika Dayle Siu


Economy, Society and Political Affairs

Edited by Matthias Rompel and Reimer Gronemeyer

Africa's Shadow Rise

China and the Mirage of African Economic Development

Padraig Carmody, Peter Kragelund, and Ricardo Reboredo

Work Want Work

Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism

Mareile Pfannebecker and J. A. Smith

The Myth of Development

Non-viable Economies and the Crisis of Civilization

Oswaldo De Rivero Development Essentials Edition

Business, Power and Sustainability in a World of Global Value Chains

Stefano Ponte

Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions

Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski

Taxing Africa

Coercion, Reform and Development

Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard, and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

CEO Society

The Corporate Takeover of Everyday Life

Peter Bloom and Carl Rhodes

Pocket Piketty

Jesper Roine

The End of Development

A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity

Andrew Brooks


Elite Power and Political Capture

John Crabtree and Francisco Durand

Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing

Josh Ryan-Collins, Toby Lloyd and Laurie Macfarlane
With a Foreword by John Muellbauer

Business and Society

A Critical Introduction

Kean Birch, Mark Peacock, Richard Wellen, Caroline Hossein, Sonya Scott, and Alberto Salazar

One World Mania

A Critical Guide to Free Trade, Financialization and Over-Globalization

Graham Dunkley

Cooperatives Confront Capitalism

Challenging the Neoliberal Economy

Peter Ranis

Reconstructing Urban Economics

Towards a Political Economy of the Built Environment

Franklin Obeng-Odoom

Green Growth

Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives

Edited by Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai, and Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira

Making Public in a Privatized World

The Struggle for Essential Services

Edited by David A. McDonald

The Refusal of Work

The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work

David Frayne

The Crises of Microcredit

Edited by Isabelle Guérin, Marc Labie and Jean-Michel Servet

The Global Minotaur

America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy

Yanis Varoufakis
With a Foreword by Paul Mason

Contested Powers

The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America

Edited by John-Andrew McNeish, Axel Borchgrevink, and Owen Logan
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