Politics & International Affairs

A New Generation Draws the Line: 'Humanitarian' Intervention and the Standards of the West

Rs.295.00
Region: 
South Asia
ISBN: 
9780745332345
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.295.00

How do we understand the ethics of humanitarian intervention in today’s world? After Western intervention in Libya's civil war this new edition of A New Generation Draws the Line provides timely answers. In a new chapter on recent interventions Chomsky dissects the meaning of the 'right to protect' principle. Other chapters examine the West’s uses and abuses of 'humanitarian intervention' including detailed studies of East Timor and Kosovo.

How do we understand the ethics of humanitarian intervention in today’s world? After Western intervention in Libya's civil war this new edition of A New Generation Draws the Line provides timely answers. In a new chapter on recent interventions Chomsky dissects the meaning of the 'right to protect' principle. Other chapters examine the West’s uses and abuses of 'humanitarian intervention' including detailed studies of East Timor and Kosovo.

Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

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Region: 
South Asia
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ISBN: 
9789350024539
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.595.00
While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world remain uncertain, the root causes of rebellion persist. Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of Revolt tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades. In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh explores the contours of neoliberal policies, dynamics of class and state formation, imperialism and the nature of regional accumulation, the significance of Palestine and the Guld Arab states, and the ramifications of the global economic crisis.
While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world remain uncertain, the root causes of rebellion persist. Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of Revolt tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades. In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh explores the contours of neoliberal policies, dynamics of class and state formation, imperialism and the nature of regional accumulation, the significance of Palestine and the Guld Arab states, and the ramifications of the global economic crisis.

Unity and Polemic in the International Communist Movement

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Region: 
World
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-458-4
Binding: 
HB
Rs.995.00

The importance of the book lies in its ideological appraisal of the revisionist, anti-communist and metaphysical thinking of Bob Avakian, the chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) of the USA. In the present International Communist Movement (ICM), his ideas are almost defunct and they have little impact. The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) founded in 1984 by the initiative of RCP, USA is almost extinct.

The importance of the book lies in its ideological appraisal of the revisionist, anti-communist and metaphysical thinking of Bob Avakian, the chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) of the USA. In the present International Communist Movement (ICM), his ideas are almost defunct and they have little impact. The Revolutionary Internationalist Movement (RIM) founded in 1984 by the initiative of RCP, USA is almost extinct.

The Destruction of Reason

Rs.1,295.00
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South Asia
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ISBN: 
9789350024089
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.1,295.00

Georg Lukács makes no bones about calling The Destruction of Reason a polemical book. Completed in 1952, several years after the appearance of Horkheimer's Eclipse of Reason, it reconsiders the disturbing history of German irrationalism with the investigative tools of historical materialism. Displaying a rare breadth of learning and awareness, Lukács traces the atrocities of Fascism to seeds sown as far back as the older Schelling, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Kierkegaard, though not a German, is discussed at length in view of his exceptional influence on twentieth-century thought.

Georg Lukács makes no bones about calling The Destruction of Reason a polemical book. Completed in 1952, several years after the appearance of Horkheimer's Eclipse of Reason, it reconsiders the disturbing history of German irrationalism with the investigative tools of historical materialism. Displaying a rare breadth of learning and awareness, Lukács traces the atrocities of Fascism to seeds sown as far back as the older Schelling, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Kierkegaard, though not a German, is discussed at length in view of his exceptional influence on twentieth-century thought.

Lenin and the Revolutionary Party

Rs.695.00
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South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
9789350024188
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.695.00

For generations, historians of the right, left, and center have all debated the best way to understand V. I. Lenin’s role in shaping the Bolshevik party in the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. At their worst, these studies locate his influence in the forcefulness of his personality. At their best, they show how Lenin moved other Bolsheviks through patient argument and political debate. Yet remarkably few have attempted to document the ways his ideas changed, or how they were in turn shaped by the party he played such a central role in building.

For generations, historians of the right, left, and center have all debated the best way to understand V. I. Lenin’s role in shaping the Bolshevik party in the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. At their worst, these studies locate his influence in the forcefulness of his personality. At their best, they show how Lenin moved other Bolsheviks through patient argument and political debate. Yet remarkably few have attempted to document the ways his ideas changed, or how they were in turn shaped by the party he played such a central role in building.

Unfinished Leninism: The Rise and Return of a Revolutionary Doctrine

Rs.395.00
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South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
9789350024324
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.395.00

Lenin was perhaps the greatest revolutionary of the twentieth century, leader of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the central founder of modern Communism. These clearly written essays offer a succint account of his life and times and a stimulating engagement with his ideas.

Paul Le Blanc is a professor of history at La Roche College. He has written on and participated in the US labor, radical, and civil rights movements, and is author of many books, including Lenin and the Revolutionary Party.

Lenin was perhaps the greatest revolutionary of the twentieth century, leader of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the central founder of modern Communism. These clearly written essays offer a succint account of his life and times and a stimulating engagement with his ideas.

Paul Le Blanc is a professor of history at La Roche College. He has written on and participated in the US labor, radical, and civil rights movements, and is author of many books, including Lenin and the Revolutionary Party.

Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism

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Region: 
South Asia
ISBN: 
9789350024140
Binding: 
Hardbound
Rs.895.00

A generation ago we wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s, and facing the imminent triumph of the right under Margaret Thatcher, we sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of solidarity in a new kind of movement. Since then the obstacles facing us have grown formidably; deepening recession, environmental pollution, falling real wages and savage welfare cuts. New forms of resistance have appeared, but how are they to coalesce?

A generation ago we wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s, and facing the imminent triumph of the right under Margaret Thatcher, we sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of solidarity in a new kind of movement. Since then the obstacles facing us have grown formidably; deepening recession, environmental pollution, falling real wages and savage welfare cuts. New forms of resistance have appeared, but how are they to coalesce?

Ours To Master and To Own: Workers Control From the Commune to the Present

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South Asia
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ISBN: 
9789350023723
Binding: 
Paperback
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From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the sytem by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this pathbreaking volume comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition.

From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the sytem by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this pathbreaking volume comprehensively traces this often underappreciated historical tradition.

New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist - Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism

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South Asia
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ISBN: 
9789350024096
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Paperback
Rs.595.00

Bureaucratic labor unions are under assault throughout the world. Most unions have surrendered the achievements of the mid-twentieth century, when the working class was a militant force for change throughout the world. The decline of labor unions has exposed workers throughout the world to capitalist absolutism, where trade unions are unable to defend workers' interests.

Bureaucratic labor unions are under assault throughout the world. Most unions have surrendered the achievements of the mid-twentieth century, when the working class was a militant force for change throughout the world. The decline of labor unions has exposed workers throughout the world to capitalist absolutism, where trade unions are unable to defend workers' interests.

Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War

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South Asia
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ISBN: 
9789350024041
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Paperback
Rs.425.00

This anthology presents voices of people who opposed the First World War: men and women, liberals, radicals and pacifists, anarchists, socialists, soldiers and non-combatants, they were few in number at first, but their influence increased. They asked critical questions: Was this a war for civilization? What were the forces behind the war? How might it have been prevented? Featured writers include: James Connolly, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, Keir Hardie, Jean Jaurès, VI Lenin, John Maclean, Errico Malatesta and Sylvia Pankhurst. Some texts appear for the first time in English.

This anthology presents voices of people who opposed the First World War: men and women, liberals, radicals and pacifists, anarchists, socialists, soldiers and non-combatants, they were few in number at first, but their influence increased. They asked critical questions: Was this a war for civilization? What were the forces behind the war? How might it have been prevented? Featured writers include: James Connolly, Eugene Debs, Emma Goldman, Keir Hardie, Jean Jaurès, VI Lenin, John Maclean, Errico Malatesta and Sylvia Pankhurst. Some texts appear for the first time in English.

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