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Pluto Press is one of the world's leading radical publishers, specialising in progressive, critical perspectives in politics and the social sciences. Based in London, they have been active for over 40 years and independent since 1979. They have more than 800 titles in print by authors such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, John Pilger, Susan George, Ziauddin Sardar, Greg Palast, Eduardo Galeano and Vandana Shiva.

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The political thought of Abdullah Ocalan : kurdistan, women's revolution and democratic confederalism.

÷calan, Abdullah.
(2017)  | 9780745399768 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 176pp
AUD 35.95, AUD 52.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 47.68 (ex. GST) ,
These are the writings of a man who inspired a new, egalitarian socialist regime in the Middle East today, which is currently fighting against religious extremism and terrorism where the West is failing.Abdullah calan actively led the Kurdish liberation struggle as the head of the PKK from its foundation...

The death of homo economicus : work, debt and the myth of endless accumulation.

Fleming, Peter.
(2017)  | 9780745399409 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 224pp
AUD 41.95, AUD 58.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 53.14 (ex. GST) ,
Homo economicus is the 'dollar-hunting man' - an abstract model of a human being invented by modern economists. Through egocentric competitiveness they are endlessly maximising their own utility, always at work, seeking the constant accumulation of money. However, as Peter Fleming argues, they don't...

Reclaiming the state : a progressive strategy for a post-neoliberal world.

Fazi, Thomas. Mitchell, Bill.
(2017)  | 9780745337326 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2018
AUD 51.95, AUD 68.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 62.23 (ex. GST) ,
A set of political notions, believed to be consigned to the dustbin of history have been resuscitated. Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the neo-nationalist, anti-globalisation and anti-establishment backlash engulfing the West suggest a yearning for a relic of the past: national sovereignty.Antonio...

Revolution in Rojava : democratic autonomy and women's liberation in the middle east.

Ayboga, Ercan. Flach, Anja. Knapp, Michael.
(2016)  | 9780745336596 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 320pp
AUD 46.95, AUD 63.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 57.68 (ex. GST) ,
The book goes back to the roots and beginnings of the revolution in Rojava which started on July 19, 2012, in Koban. It analyses the dynamics of this revolution which becomes more than ever a perspective for a third democratic way out of the Syrian War and the political crises of Middle East. Just as...

Economics for Everyone : A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism.

Stanford, Jim.
(2015)  | 9780745335773 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 432pp
AUD 45.95, AUD 62.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 56.77 (ex. GST) ,
Economics is too important to be left to the economists. This concise and readable book provides non-specialist readers with all the information they need to understand how capitalism works (and how it doesn't).Economics for Everyone, now published in its second edition, is an antidote to the abstract...

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The old enemy : russia, the media and the makings of a new cold war.

McLaughlin, Greg.
(2019)  | 9780745337654 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 54.95, AUD 71.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 64.95 (ex. GST) ,
Not yet published; date unknown
Russia's annexation of the Crimea in 2014 provoked negative international reaction, led in part by western media reporting that varied between outrage and hysteria. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, was described variously as a 'pugnacious' but 'frustrated' leader with a 'nostalgia for Soviet times'....

The old enemy : russia, the media and the makings of a new cold war.

McLaughlin, Greg.
(2019)  | 9780745337678 | Pluto Press UK | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 205.95, AUD 233.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 212.23 (ex. GST) ,
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Russia's annexation of the Crimea in 2014 provoked negative international reaction, led in part by western media reporting that varied between outrage and hysteria. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, was described variously as a 'pugnacious' but 'frustrated' leader with a 'nostalgia for Soviet times'....

Return to the long revolution : the case for participatory democracy.

Ranson, Stewart.
(2019)  | 9780745399638 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 51.95, AUD 68.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 62.23 (ex. GST) ,
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This book is about the challenge of our time to re-imagine a democracy that empowers everyday citizens to participate in remaking the communities in which they live and work. Raymond Williams' 'long revolution', the struggle over 200 years to establish a democracy which accords citizens' rights and...

Return to the long revolution : the case for participatory democracy.

Ranson, Stewart.
(2019)  | 9780745399645 | Pluto Press UK | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 177.95, AUD 205.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 186.77 (ex. GST) ,
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This book is about the challenge of our time to re-imagine a democracy that empowers everyday citizens to participate in remaking the communities in which they live and work. Raymond Williams' 'long revolution', the struggle over 200 years to establish a democracy which accords citizens' rights and...

Oil and Oil Policy in Iraq : Past and Present.

Mahdi, Kamil A.
(2019)  | 9780745327211 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 108pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 41.95, AUD 58.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 53.14 (ex. GST) ,
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The US-led invasion of 2003 has been a catastrophe for the people of Iraq. Yet the relentless drive by US and other multinationals to control and exploit Iraq's oil resources continues to gather pace. Iraq has some of the world's largest known oil reserves and the highest potential for increasing oil...

Oil and Oil Policy in Iraq : Past and Present.

Mahdi, Kamil A.
(2019)  | 9780745327228 | Pluto Press UK | hbk. | book | 108pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 123.95, AUD 145.03 (inc. GST) , AUD 131.84 (ex. GST) ,
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The US-led invasion of 2003 has been a catastrophe for the people of Iraq. Yet the relentless drive by US and other multinationals to control and exploit Iraq's oil resources continues to gather pace. Iraq has some of the world's largest known oil reserves and the highest potential for increasing oil...

A better ireland : arguments for a new republic.

”. Broin, Eoin.
(2019)  | 9780745330013 | Pluto Press UK | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 136.95, AUD 160.23 (inc. GST) , AUD 145.66 (ex. GST) ,
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Maps out a detailed set of political, economic and social alternatives for Ireland in the 21st century.

The empty bread basket : food and farming in the fertile crescent.

Tell, Tariq. Zurayk, Rami.
(2019)  | 9780745331768 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 51.95, AUD 68.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 62.23 (ex. GST) ,
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Magisterial history of food and agriculture in the Middle East, from the Ottoman empire to today's commodity price shocks.

The empty bread basket : food and farming in the fertile crescent.

Tell, Tariq. Zurayk, Rami.
(2019)  | 9780745331751 | Pluto Press UK | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 177.95, AUD 205.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 186.77 (ex. GST) ,
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The Fertile Crescent, the region encompassing Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, has, despite its name, historically faced challenges to food security from Imperial powers and, more recently, foreign agribusiness. The Empty Bread Basket unravels the paradoxes of food and empire in the Fertile...

A Better Ireland? : new politics and alliances.

”. Broin, Eoin.
(2019)  | 9780745330006 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 23/5/2019
AUD 46.95, AUD 63.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 57.68 (ex. GST) ,
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Is a better Ireland possible? Can progressive social and political forces in Ireland, north and south, unite around a common programme for democratic reform, social justice and economic equality? Could such an Alliance for Change secure popular support?A Better Ireland? sets out to explore these questions...

 

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