First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These blood diamonds are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York. This title presents a portrait of the global network of blood diamonds.
An expose of how far-right extremists across Europe use attacks on abortion to introduce broader fascist politics--and their connections to the American far right, from a leading investigative journalist.
Since their inception, nuclear weapons have multiplied at an alarming rate, leaving everyone from policymakers to concerned citizens wondering what it will take to slow, stop, or even reverse their spread. This book looks at the history of nuclear proliferation. It covers the development of nuclear stockpiles.
Britain's departure from the European Union is filled with propaganda and myth, but the risks are very real. Journalist Ian Dunt explains how Brexit could diminish the UK's global status, lower our quality of life, and throw our legal system into turmoil. This is the real picture of a country about to undergo a sudden, self-inflicted isolation.
Writing for a wide audience, Harvey here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. He constructs a framework, not only for analyzing the political and economic dangers that now surround us, but also for assessing the prospects for more socially just alternatives.
Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2017 offers a pictorial whistle-stop tour of a year in which, among many other things, Brexit became a way of life, the general election that wasn't supposed to happen happened and the world became obsessed with 140-character messages from the US president.
This groundbreaking study offers a genuinely multidisciplinary exploration of cultural influences on foreign policy. Through an innovative blend of historical analysis, neoclassical realist theory, and cultural studies, Amelia Hadfield-Amkhan shows how national identity has been a catalyst for British foreign policy decisions, helping the state to
The British General Election of 2019 is the definitive account of one of the most consequential and controversial general elections in recent times, when Boris Johnson gambled everything calling an early election to 'Get Brexit Done', and emerged triumphant.
Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history, exposing the ideas that have sustained inequality since premodern times and outlining a fairer economic system.
Those who control the world's commanding economic heights, buttressed by the theories of mainstream economists, presume that capitalism is a self-contained and self-generating system. Nothing could be further from the truth. In this pathbreaking book-winner of the Paul A. Baran-Paul M. Sweezy Memorial Award
Presents a critique of private property and the social relations it generates. This book argues that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, predicting its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production.
Argues that the only way to save the world from environmental catastrophe is to embrace a different type of capitalism, and to do it quickly. This title includes coverage of the role of the USA, with case studies examining the role of huge American corporations such as Wal-Mart and General Electric.