Politics and International Relations

The Politics list is one of Zed Book’s largest and has two facets, firstly global politics and secondly political theory, with an international rather than a Western focus.

The list is characterised by a critique of liberal democracy and neoliberal capitalism, through a consistent output of political economy, labour theory, theories of (non)violence, globalisation, Marxism and post-Marxism with a particular focus in recent years on theories of the Commons.

Titles in subject

Rebranding Precarity

Pop-up Culture as the Seductive New Normal

Ella Harris

The Muslim Speaks

Khurram Hussain

Undoing Coups

The African Union and Post-coup Intervention in Madagascar

Antonia Witt

Israel in Africa

Security, Migration, Interstate Politics

Yotam Gidron

Work Want Work

Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism

Mareile Pfannebecker and J. A. Smith

Revolutionary Nonviolence

Concepts, Cases and Controversies

Edited by Professor Richard Jackson, Joseph Llewellyn, Griffin Manawaroa Leonard, Aidan Gnoth, and Tonga Karena

Marxist-Feminist Theories and Struggles Today

Essential writings on Intersectionality, Labour and Ecofeminism

Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Diana Mulinari, and Nora Räthzel

After Repeal

Rethinking Abortion Politics

Edited by Kath Browne and Sydney Calkin


PrEP, Pedagogy, and the Politics of Barebacking

Edited by Ricky Varghese and afterword by Tim Dean

Facing Patriarchy

From a Violent Gender Order to a Culture of Peace

Professor Bob Pease

Morbid Symptoms

The Global Rise of the Far-Right

Owen Worth

The Unknowers

How Strategic Ignorance Rules the World

Linsey McGoey

Liberia's Women Veterans

War, Roles and Reintegration

Leena Vastapuu
Illustrated by Emmi Nieminen

Back to Black

Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

Kehinde Andrews

Just War and the Responsibility to Protect

A Critique

Robin Dunford and Michael Neu

The Political Economy of Conflict and Violence against Women

Cases from the South

Edited by Kumudini Samuel, Claire Slatter and Vagisha Gunasekara for DAWN

Social Media and Politics in Africa

Democracy, Censorship and Security

Edited by Maggie Dwyer and Thomas Molony

Myanmar's Enemy Within

Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other'

Francis Wade

Last Days of the Mighty Mekong

Brian Eyler

The Good University

What Universities Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change

Raewyn Connell

South Sudan's Civil War

Violence, Insurgency and Failed Peacemaking

John Young

Poverty as Ideology

Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

Andrew Martin Fischer

The Fire Now

Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence

Edited by Azeezat Johnson, Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Beth Kamunge
With a Foreword by Christina Sharpe
Afterword by George Yancy

Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics

How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya

Nanjala Nyabola
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