Linda R. Melvern

Linda Melvern is an investigative journalist and writer. For four years she was a reporter with the Sunday Times, including as a member of their award-winning Insight team. Since leaving the paper to write her first book, she has written widely for the British press and also lectures in international issues. She is a visiting fellow in the Department of INternational Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Her books include: The Ultimate Choice: Who Betrayed the United Nations and Why (1995), End of the Street (1986), and Techno-Bandits (1984) (co-authored).

  • Speculative Harvests

    Financialization, Food and Agriculture

    By Jennifer Clapp and S. Ryan Isakson     Forthcoming April 2018

    The centralization of finance and the corporatization of agriculture is having a very dramatic impact on the quality and availability of the food we eat.

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  • Insatiable Machine

    By Zoë Robertson     Forthcoming April 2018

    A work of speculative fiction that explores how America’s growing economic inequalities and social unrest spiral into an empire in ruins.

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  • Big Island, Small

    By Maureen St. Clair     Forthcoming April 2018

    Big Island, Small is a story of intimacy and friendship between two Caribbean/Canadian women with similar, yet vastly different, backgrounds who must dismantle their assumptions and biases around race, class, gender and sexuality in order to make amends with violent pasts, release shame, find joy and reconnect with themselves and each other.

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  • Policing Indigenous Movements

    Dissent and the Security State

    By Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan     Forthcoming March 2018

    A comprehensive examination of the security state’s extensive surveillance of Indigenous struggles for land and autonomy.

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  • Change a Life, Change your Own

    Child Sponsorship, the Discourse of Development, and the Production of Ethical Subjects

    By Peter Ove     Forthcoming March 2018

    An examination of the ways that child sponsorship works not to raise children in the South out of poverty, but instead to convince people in the North that they are ethical subjects concerned about and aiding development

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  • From The Inside Looking Out

    Competing Ideas About Growing Old. Second Edition

    By Jeanette Auger, Diane Tedford-Litle and Brenda Wallace-Allen     Forthcoming March 2018

    A unique examination of the differences between the lived experiences of older persons and those who claim to be “experts” on their lives, namely Gerontologists and other providers of care.

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  • Legalizing Theft

    A Short Guide to Tax Havens

    By Alain Deneault     Forthcoming February 2018

    When our infrastructures deteriorate, when social benefits are frozen, when our living conditions are precarious, it is because of tax havens. A source of growing inequalities and colossal tax losses, the use of tax havens by large corporations and wealthy individuals explains austerity policies. Moreover, states have legalized these offshore schemes that contravene the very principle of taxation.

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  • Precarious Employment

    Causes, Consequences and Remedies

    By Stephanie Procyk, Wayne Lewchuk and John Shields     December 2017

    This edited collection introduces and explores the causes and consequences of precarious employment in Canada and across the world.

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  • Understanding Violence and Abuse

    An Anti-Oppressive Practice Perspective

    By Heather Fraser and Kate Seymour     November 2017

    In Understanding Violence and Abuse, Heather Fraser and Kate Seymour examine violence and abuse from an anti-oppressive practice perspective and make connections between interpersonal violence and structural, institutional and cultural violence.

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  • Rethinking Democracy

    Socialist Register 2018

    Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo     November 2017

    This volume seeks a re-appraisal of actually existing liberal democracy today, but its main goal to help lay the foundations for new visions and practices in the development of socialist democracy. Amidst the contradictions of neoliberal capitalism today, the responsibility to sort out the relationship between socialism and democracy has never been greater.

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