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

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 Trouble with Taiwan

History, the United States and a Rising China

Kerry Brown and Kalley Wu Tzu Hui

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

Standing Rock

Greed, Oil and the Lakota's Struggle for Justice

Bikem Ekberzade

Citizens of Nowhere

How Europe Can Be Saved from Itself

Lorenzo Marsili and Niccolo Milanese
With a Foreword by Tania Bruguera
Afterword by Yanis Varoufakis

CEO Society

The Corporate Takeover of Everyday Life

Peter Bloom and Carl Rhodes

The Trial of Hissène Habré

How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice

Celeste Hicks

Violence in African Elections

Between Democracy and Big Man Politics

Edited by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs and Jesper Bjarnesen

Why We Lie About Aid

Development and the Messy Politics of Change

Pablo Yanguas

Happy Abortions

Our Bodies in the Era of Choice

Erica Millar

After Charlie Hebdo

Terror, Racism and Free Speech

Edited by Gavan Titley, Des Freedman, Gholam Khiabany, and Aurélien Mondon
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