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Managerial Capitalism

by Gérard Duménil & Dominique Levy Pluto Press (March 20, 2018)

Marx's analysis of society has traditionally advanced a two-class framework; of worker and capitalist. In Managerial Capitalism, Gerard Dumenil and Dominique Levy argue that a transition is underway towards...

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...

The Death of Homo Economicus

by Peter Fleming Pluto Press (September 20, 2017)

In today’s workplaces we work harder and longer, labouring under the illusion that this will bring us more wealth. As this myth becomes increasingly preposterous, it’s time to understand why we believe in...

Reconstructing Karl Polanyi

by Gareth Dale Pluto Press (September 20, 2016)

Karl Polanyi was one of the most influential political economists of the twentieth century and is widely regarded as the most gifted of social democratic theorists. In Reconstructing Karl Polanyi, Gareth Dale,...


by Ben Fine & Ourania Dimakou Pluto Press (April 20, 2016)

Macroeconomics is fundamental to our understanding of how the world functions today. But too often our understanding is based on orthodox, dogmatic analysis. This distinctive book draws upon years of critical...


by Ben Fine Pluto Press (April 20, 2016)

Microeconomics: A Critical Companion offers students a clear and concise exposition of mainstream microeconomics from a heterodox perspective. Covering topics from consumer and producer theory to general equilibrium...


by Patrick Bond & Ana Garcia Pluto Press (August 20, 2015)

One of the defining features of the global economy is the rise of the BRICS - a bloc of emerging economies, comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. These nations seem to be growing at a much...

Struggle in a Time of Crisis

by Nicolas Pons-Vignon & Mbuso Nkosi Pluto Press (May 20, 2015)

It is becoming increasingly clear for those who care to see it, that class struggle is at the core of the crisis which started in 2007. The victory of neoliberalism is closely related to two decades of successful...

The Struggle for Food Sovereignty

by Rémy Herrera & Kin Chi Lau Pluto Press (July 20, 2015)

The Struggle for Food Sovereignty explores the problems faced by Southern and Northern family agricultures in the current neoliberal era. The contributors, who include Samir Amin, João Pedro Stedile and Utsa...

Debt or Democracy

by Mary Mellor Pluto Press (November 20, 2015)

Debt or Democracy explodes the myths behind modern money. It challenges the neoliberal obsession with public debt and deficit, arguing that a much more serious problem is the privatised creation of money through...

The Last Drop

by Mike Gonzalez & Marianella Yanes Pluto Press (September 20, 2015)

Indispensable for human existence yet increasingly owned and controlled by private capital; the last decade has witnessed an intensifying battle for water. The exploding profits of the multinational companies...

The Mythology of Work

by Peter Fleming Pluto Press (May 20, 2015)

There was once a time when ‘work’ was inextricably linked to survival and self-preservation; where the farmer ploughed the land so their family could eat. But the sun has long since set on this idyllic tableau,...


by Ciara Colin Cremin Pluto Press (January 20, 2015)

In this book, Colin Cremin tackles the overbearing truth that capitalism encompasses the totality of our societal relations, weaving deep into the fabric of all that it means to be human. He shows how it is...

Bad News for Refugees

by Greg Philo, Emma Briant & Pauline Donald Pluto Press (August 12, 2013)

Bad News for Refugees analyses the political, economic and environmental contexts of migration and looks specifically at how refugees and asylum seekers have been stigmatised in political rhetoric and in media...

Crucible of Resistance

by Christos Laskos & Euclid Tsakalotos Pluto Press (September 05, 2013)

Syriza’s victory in the recent Greek general election has shaken the foundations of the Western political establishment and has given new hope to the millions suffering the austerity measures imposed by the...

Dream Zones

by Jamie Cross Pluto Press (April 20, 2014)

Dream Zones explores the dreamed of and desired futures that constitute, sustain and disrupt capitalism in contemporary India. Drawing on five years of research in and around India's Special Economic Zones (SEZs),...

The Financial Crisis and the Global South

by Yilmaz Akyüz Pluto Press (April 05, 2013)

This book is a major contribution exploring the policy options available for developing and emerging economies in response to the global economic crises. Written by a highly respected development economist,...

The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance

by Brett Scott Pluto Press (May 10, 2013)

Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between protest...

Beyond the Developmental State

by Ben Fine, Jyoti Saraswati & Daniela Tavasci Pluto Press (May 10, 2013)

Moving beyond abstract economic models and superficial descriptions of the market, Beyond the Developmental State analyses the economic, political and ideological interests which underpin current socio-economic...

The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism

by Ruslan Dzarasov Pluto Press (December 06, 2013)

The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism looks at the nature of Russian capitalism following the fall of the Soviet Union, showing how the system originated in the degenerated Soviet bureaucracy and the pressures...


by Rob Larson Pluto Press (October 05, 2012)

Bleakonomics is a short and darkly humorous guide to the three great crises plaguing today's world: environmental degradation, social conflict in the age of austerity and financial instability. Written for anyone...


by Jyoti Saraswati Pluto Press (July 06, 2012)

'India Shining' has become the brand name for a new India presented in Bollywood films, advertisements and books. A key part of this image is the software industry, held up as the symbol of prosperity and post-modernity....

Struck Out

by David Renton Pluto Press (March 08, 2012)

Every year, over a hundred thousand workers bring claims to an Employment Tribunal. The settling of disputes between employers and unions has been exchanged by many for individual litigation. In Struck Out,...

The Accidental Capitalist

by Behzad Yaghmaian Pluto Press (March 08, 2012)

In the last three decades China has experienced the largest population movement in human history. Millions have left behind homes to find work and new opportunities in the emerging mega-cities. Through months...

The Economics of Killing

by Vijay Mehta Pluto Press (February 13, 2012)

Globalisation has created an interconnected world, but has not diminished violence, militarism and inequality. The Economics of Killing describes how the power of global elites, entrenched under globalisation,...

When the State Fails

by Tunde Zack-Williams Pluto Press (December 05, 2011)

Compared with Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, the recent western intervention in Sierra Leone has been largely forgotten. When the State Fails rectifies this, providing a comprehensive and critical analysis of...

Eradicating Extreme Poverty

by Xavier Godinot Pluto Press (January 06, 2012)

The failure of attempts to tackle global poverty have bred cynicism and 'compassion fatigue'. Eradicating Extreme Poverty provides an urgently needed fresh approach which will re-energise action on this issue....

The Corporation That Changed the World

by Nick Robins Pluto Press (October 05, 2012)

The English East India Company was the mother of the modern multinational. Its trading empire encircled the globe, importing Asian luxuries such as spices, textiles and teas. But it also conquered much of India...

Ireland in the World Order

by Maurice Coakley Pluto Press (July 06, 2012)

Ireland in the World Order examines Ireland’s development from the medieval to the modern era, comparing its unique trajectory with that of England, Scotland and Wales. Maurice Coakley focuses on key elements...

Flammable Societies

by John-Andrew McNeish & Owen Logan Pluto Press (January 06, 2012)

The impact of the oil and gas industry – paradoxically seen both as a blessing and a curse on socio-economic development – is a question at the heart of the comparative studies in this volume stretching...

Decent Capitalism

by Hansjörg Herr, Christian Kellermann & Sebastian Dullien Pluto Press (March 04, 2011)

The recent crisis, created by finance capitalism, has brought us to the economic abyss. The excessive freedom of international markets has rapidly transformed into international panic, with states struggling...

The Political Economy of Development

by Kate Bayliss, Ben Fine & Elisa van Waeyenberge Pluto Press (May 06, 2011)

Any student, academic or practitioner wanting to succeed in development studies, radical or mainstream, must understand the World Bank's role and the evolution of its thinking and activities. The Political Economy...

The Fair Trade Revolution

by John Bowes Pluto Press (December 09, 2010)

Fair Trade has come a long way in the last 20 years. The Fair Trade Revolution celebrates the movement's achievement and takes up the challenge of improving more lives through fair dealing with producers. Fair...

The Global Hunger Crisis

by Majda Bne Saad Pluto Press (March 06, 2013)

Millions across the world face the daily challenge to find enough food to survive. Hunger is on the rise globally, with more than 1.2 billion people suffering from food insecurity. Rising prices are further...

Plane Truth

by Rose Bridger Pluto Press (October 09, 2013)

As aviation charges ahead to become one of the world's fastest growing industries, with passenger numbers and cargo volumes projected to double in the next 20 years, Plane Truth sounds a highly informed note...

Ireland's Economic History

by Gerard McCann Pluto Press (September 12, 2011)

With clarity and depth, Gerard McCann explores the complex developments that have shaped Ireland’s economic development, north and south, and led to recurring crises and instability. The Irish economy has...

The Scramble for African Oil

by Douglas A. Yates Pluto Press (January 06, 2012)

Africa is often seen as a place to be pitied or feared as an area of instability. This book challenges these complacent assumptions, showing how our demand for oil contributes to the chronic problems plaguing...

The Future of Money

by Mary Mellor Pluto Press (April 09, 2010)

As the recent financial crisis has revealed, the state is central to the stability of the money system, while the chaotic privately-owned banks reap the benefits without shouldering the risks. This book argues...

Epic Recession

by Jack Rasmus Pluto Press (May 12, 2010)

The US is still in deep trouble. Banks are sustained by trillions of government dollars, unemployment is approaching 25 million and the long-term future of the economy is in doubt. In Epic Recession, Jack Rasmus...

Theories of Social Capital

by Ben Fine Pluto Press (January 11, 2010)

Tracing the evolution of social capital since his highly acclaimed contribution of 2001 (Social Capital Versus Social Theory), Ben Fine consolidates his position as the world's leading critic of the concept....

A World of Insecurity

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ellen Bal & Oscar Salemink Pluto Press (February 02, 2010)

Human security is a key element in the measure of well-being, and a hot topic in anthropology and development studies. A World of Insecurity outlines a new approach to the subject. The contributors expose a...

Mining in Africa

by Bonnie Campbell Pluto Press (May 20, 2009)

The continent of Africa is rich in minerals needed by Western economies, but rather than forming the basis for economic growth the mining industry contributes very little to African development Investigating...

Where the Other Half Lives

by Sarah Glynn Pluto Press (May 20, 2009)

Housing has become a hot topic. The media is filled with stories of individual housing hardship and of major property-related financial crises: of crippling personal debts, rundown social housing, homelessness,...

Global Cities At Work

by Jane Wills, Kavita Datta, Yara Evans & Joanna Herbert et al. Pluto Press (December 31, 2009)

Exposes London's reliance on migrants and explores the implications of this for employment, politics and policy-- This book is about the people who always get taken for granted. The people who clean our offices...

Fair Trade and a Global Commodity

by Pete Luetchford Pluto Press (November 20, 2007)

Fair trade is widely regarded as a universal good. This fascinating anthropological study takes a closer look at a coffee-growing community and cooperatives in Costa Rica - and subjects the fair trade movement...

Basic Income

by Daniel Raventós Pluto Press (October 20, 2007)

Basic Income is a policy idea that could help us revolutionise the way we organise society. This book is the first proper guide to basic income -- what it is, how we can organise it, and how it can benefit the...

Capitalism and Its Economics

by Douglas Dowd Pluto Press (July 20, 2004)

‘Addresses some of the most crucial questions of the current era. ... Dowd brings formidable qualities to this challenging task. An impressive achievement.’ Noam Chomsky ‘This is a work of enlightenment...

Tourism, Globalization and Development

by Donald G. Reid Pluto Press (July 20, 2003)

Tourism is booming worldwide -- it makes up a massive part of the global economy. Donald G., Reid's book focuses on tourism in developing and less-developed countries. He examines its social and environmental...

Negotiating Local Knowledge

by Johan Pottier, Alan Bicker & Paul Sillitoe Pluto Press (April 20, 2003)

The contributors to this volume offer an original approach to debates about indigenous knowledge. Concentrating on the political economy of knowledge construction and dissemination, they look at the variety...

People, Peace and Power

by Diana Francis Pluto Press (April 20, 2002)

'Diana Francis is one of the world's most experienced and able facilitators in conflict transformation. Her book ... is one of the first comprehensive assessments of the role that workshops can play in peace-building.'...