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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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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...

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

Öcalan, Abdullah.
(2017)  | 9780745399768 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 9/11/2018
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...

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

Stanford, Jim.
(2015)  | 9780745335773 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 432pp | Availability last checked: 21/11/2018
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 british new left and its legacy.

Davis, Wayne R.
(2019)  | 9780745321608 | Pluto Press UK | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
AUD 123.95, AUD 145.03 (inc. GST) , AUD 131.84 (ex. GST) ,
Not yet published; date unknown
The British New Left which emerged in the 1960s can be seen as progenitors for today's horizontalist and libertarian left. Invariably portrayed as either street-fighters or detached intellectuals, their legacy is a continuing source of fascination and disagreement.Madeleine Davis provides a complete...

The british new left and its legacy.

Davis, Wayne R.
(2019)  | 9780745321592 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
AUD 41.95, AUD 58.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 53.14 (ex. GST) ,
Not yet published; date unknown
The British New Left which emerged in the 1960s can be seen as progenitors for today's horizontalist and libertarian left. Invariably portrayed as either street-fighters or detached intellectuals, their legacy is a continuing source of fascination and disagreement.Madeleine Davis provides a complete...

Rebuilding Shattered Lives : Women's Rights in Reconstruction.

Krishnadas, Jane.
(2019)  | 9780745326931 | Pluto Press UK | hbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
AUD 205.95, AUD 233.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 212.23 (ex. GST) ,
Not yet published; date unknown
Jane Krishnadas explores reconstruction efforts after natural and man-made disasters. The book focuses on gender and empowerment, showing that women are often quick to break free from the pre-disaster systems of rights and take a leading role in reconstruction. Krishnadas lived and worked with earthquake-affected...

Rebuilding Shattered Lives : Women's Rights in Reconstruction.

Krishnadas, Jane.
(2019)  | 9780745326924 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
AUD 60.95, AUD 77.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 70.41 (ex. GST) ,
Not yet published; date unknown
Jane Krishnadas explores reconstruction efforts after natural and man-made disasters. The book focuses on gender and empowerment, showing that women are often quick to break free from the pre-disaster systems of rights and take a leading role in reconstruction. Krishnadas lived and worked with earthquake-affected...

Privatising justice : the security industry and crime control.

Fitzgibbon, Wendy. Lea, John.
(2019)  | 9780745399256 | Pluto Press UK | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
AUD 205.95, AUD 233.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 212.23 (ex. GST) ,
Not yet published; date unknown
Privatising Justice examines the accelerated privatisation of the state, looking closely at the criminal justice system, to show how the character of the private-state is not a journey of modernising, but a complete reversal of previous economic tendencies.The dynamics of neoliberalism - the successor...

Privatising justice : the security industry and crime control.

Fitzgibbon, Wendy. Lea, John.
(2019)  | 9780745399232 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 21/2/2019
AUD 54.95, AUD 71.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 64.95 (ex. GST) ,
Not yet published; date unknown
Privatising Justice examines the accelerated privatisation of the state, looking closely at the criminal justice system, to show how the character of the private-state is not a journey of modernising, but a complete reversal of previous economic tendencies.The dynamics of neoliberalism - the successor...

Audit culture and the new world order : indicators, rankings and governing by numbers.

Shore, Cris. Wright, Susan.
(2019)  | 9780745336459 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2019
AUD 54.95, AUD 71.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 64.95 (ex. GST) ,
In a climate of increasing management and measurement of all aspects of social life, Cris Shore and Susan Wright provide a timely account of what they refer to as audit culture. This book examines the rise of the new industries of ranking and enumeration from an anthropological perspective, drawing...

The urban future : a manifesto for cities.

Chatterton, Paul.
(2019)  | 9780745337012 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2019
AUD 41.95, AUD 58.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 53.14 (ex. GST) ,
The Urban Future is a critical yet hopeful journey through what progressive city futures could possibly be. Its starting premise is that we need to lock-down certain future options, while at the same time unlocking future urban potential. The book explores inspiration examples that are unlocking these...

The urban future : a manifesto for cities.

Chatterton, Paul.
(2019)  | 9780745337029 | Pluto Press UK | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2019
AUD 191.95, AUD 219.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 199.50 (ex. GST) ,
The Urban Future is a critical yet hopeful journey through what progressive city futures could possibly be. Its starting premise is that we need to lock-down certain future options, while at the same time unlocking future urban potential. The book explores inspiration examples that are unlocking these...

Audit culture and the new world order : indicators, rankings and governing by numbers.

Shore, Cris. Wright, Susan.
(2019)  | 9780745336350 | Pluto Press UK | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2019
AUD 191.95, AUD 219.45 (inc. GST) , AUD 199.50 (ex. GST) ,
In a climate of increasing management and measurement of all aspects of social life, Cris Shore and Susan Wright provide a timely account of what they refer to as audit culture. This book examines the rise of the new industries of ranking and enumeration from an anthropological perspective, drawing...

 

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