Reading List

Since starting this web site in 1998, I have read and cited a number of books. However, because I do all this in spare time only, I am some 5 years behind in writing up notes made from those books! As a result this page attempts to list both those I have read, and those still in my queue.

Book(s) I have written or contributed to

The following are the books that I have written or contributed to

Note, I have not mentioned a book I wrote a year ago, but will do shortly

  1. American Wars: Illusions and Realities

    by Paul Buchheit (Editor), Clarity Press (2008).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics
    • Media

    My involvement with this book:

    I wrote the chapter titled Illusion 5: The mainstream media gives us balanced reporting

    Web site for the book:

    http://illusionsofwar.org

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Book(s) I am currently reading

The following are the book(s) that I am currently reading:

  1. Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations, Poor Policies and the Threat to the Developing World

    by Ha-Joon Chang, Random House Business Books (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Aid
    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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    Also known as Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, Bloomsbury Press (2007).

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  2. Does Foreign Aid Really Work?

    by Roger Riddell, Oxford University Press (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Aid
    • Development
    • Economics

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Books that I have read

The following are the books that I have read so far (94 in total).

  1. Jungle Capitalists (or just called “Bananas” in the US)

    by Peter Chapman, Canongate (2007).

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  2. The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation

    by John M. Hobson, Cambridge University Press (2004).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • History

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  3. African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999; Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions

    by Nicolas van de Walle, Cambridge University Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  4. The White Man’s Burden; Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest have Done So Much Ill and so Little Good

    by William Easterly, Penguin Press (2006).

    Topics covered:

    • Aid
    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  5. Public Corruption: The Dark Side of Social Evolution

    by Robert Neild, Anthem Press (2002).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  6. From Disaster to Development? HIV and AIDS in Southern Africa

    by Mark Heywood (Editor), INTERFUND Development Update (2004).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Health
    • Society and Culture

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  7. 1492: the Debate on Colonialism, Eurocentrism, and History

    by J.M. Blaut, Africa World Press (1993).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • History

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  8. Democracy; A Very Short Introduction

    by Bernard Crick, Oxford University Press (2002).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Society and Culture

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  9. Before European Hegemony; The World System A.D. 1250-1350

    by Janet L. Abu-Lughod, Oxford University Press (1989).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • History

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  10. Intellectual Property, Biodiversisy and Sustainable Development; Resolving the Difficult Issues

    by Martin Khor, Zed Books and Third World Network (2002).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Sustainable Development

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  11. You can't eat GNP; Economics as if Ecology Mattered

    by Eric A. Davidson, Perseus Publishing (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Environment
    • Globalization
    • Poverty

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  12. After Jihad; America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy

    by Noah Feldman, Farrax, Straus and Giroux (2003).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics

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  13. Behind the Invasion of Iraq

    by Research Unit for Political Economy, Monthly Review Press (2003).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics

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  14. Carrots, Stick, and Ethnic Conflict; Rethinking Development Assistance

    by Milton J. Esman and Ronald J. Herring, Michigan Press (2003).

    Topics covered:

    • Aid
    • Development
    • Globalization
    • Poverty

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  15. In the Public Interest? Privatisation and Public Sector Reform

    by Brendan Martin, Zed Books (1991).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  16. Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (2nd Edition)

    by Richard H. Robbins, Allyn and Bacon (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • History
    • Society and Culture

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  17. The Colonizer's Model of the World -- Geographic Diffusionism and Eurocentric History

    by J.M. Blaut, Guilford Publications (1995).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics
    • History

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  18. Globalization and its Discontents

    by Joseph Stiglitz, W. W. Norton and Company (2002).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  19. Natural Capitalism; Creating the Next Industrial Revolution

    by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins, Black Bay Books (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Society and Culture
    • Sustainable Development

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  20. Market Killing; What the Free Market Does and What Social Scientists Can Do About It

    by Greg Philo and David Miller, Longman (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization
    • Media
    • Society and Culture

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  21. Empire

    by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Harvard University Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization
    • Media
    • Society and Culture

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  22. Blowback; The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

    by Chalmers Johnson, Owl Books (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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  23. To Kill a Nation

    by Michael Parenti, Verso Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics

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  24. Trial of Henry Kissinger, The

    by Christopher Hitchens, Verso Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics

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  25. Amoral Elephant, The: Globalization and the Struggle for Social Justice in the Twenty-First Century

    by William K. Tabb, Monthly Review Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  26. How Wall Street Created a Nation: J.P. Morgan, Teddy Reoosevelt, and the Panama Canal

    by Ovidio Diaz Espino, Four Walls Eight Windows (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics

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  27. Bleeding the Patient; The Consequences of Corporate Healthcare

    by David Himmelstein, Common Courage Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Health

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  28. Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

    by Vijay Prashad, Beacon Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Society and Culture

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  29. In Praise of Hard Industries

    by Eamonn Fingleton, Texere Publishing (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics

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  30. Heroes

    by John Pilger, Vintage (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics
    • Media
    • Society and Culture

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  31. The Future of Money

    by Bernard Lietaer, Century (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Money

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  32. How Many People Can The Earth Support?

    by Joel E. Cohen, W. W. Norton & Company (1995).

    Topics covered:

    • Environment
    • Health

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  33. The Invention of Capitalism; Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation

    by Michael Perelman, Duke University Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • History

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  34. Eight Eurocentric Historians

    by J.M. Blaut, Guilford Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • History

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  35. Propaganda, Inc; Selling America's Culture to the World

    by Nancy Snow, Seven Stories Press (1998).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics
    • Media

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  36. Selling the Free Market

    by James Arnt Aune, The Guilford Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  37. A Green History of the World; The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

    by Clive Ponting, Penguin Books (1991).

    Topics covered:

    • Anthropology
    • Environment
    • History

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  38. Propaganda and the Public Mind; Conversations with Noam Chomsky

    by David Barsamian, South End Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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  39. Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System

    by Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly J. Silver, University of Minesota Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization

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  40. The Truth in Money

    by Theodore Thoren and Richard Warner, Truth in Money (1994).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Money

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  41. Limits to Competition

    by The Lisbon Group, MIT Press (1995).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Society and Culture

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  42. The Birth of a Consumer Society

    by Neil McKendrick, John Brewer and J.H. Plumb, Hutchinson (1983).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • History

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  43. The Politics of Misinformation

    by Murray Edelman, Cambridge University Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Media
    • Society and Culture

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  44. Views from the South; The Effects of Globalization and the WTO on Third World Countries

    by Food First, Food First (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Poverty
    • Society and Culture

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  45. Censored 2001; The news that didn't make the news

    by Peter Phillips and Project Censored, Seven Stories (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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  46. Development As Freedom

    by Amartya Sen, Anchor Books (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Poverty

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  47. Fast Food Nation

    by Eric Schlosser, Houghton Mifflin (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Environment
    • Food
    • Society and Culture

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  48. The Cancer Stage of Capitalism

    by John McMurry, Pluto Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Philosophy

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  49. Unequal Freedoms

    by John McMurry, Kumarian Press (1998).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Philosophy

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  50. The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices; Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists

    by Michael Brower and Warren Leon, Three Rivers (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Environment

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  51. No Nonsense Guide to Globalization

    by Wayne Ellwood, Verso (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Poverty

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  52. Wealth of Nations, The

    by Adam Smith, Everyman's Library Knoff (1991) (original date: 1776) .

    Topics covered:

    • Economics

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  53. Reclaiming Work

    by Andre Gorz, Polity Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics

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  54. Feeding the World; A Challenge for the 21st Century

    by Vaclav Smil, Massachusetts Institute for Technology (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Environment
    • Food
    • Poverty

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  55. Biopiracy; The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

    by Vandana Shiva, South End Press (1997).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Environment
    • Globalization

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  56. Paradox of Plenty, The; Hunger in a Bountiful World

    by Douglas H. Boucher (Editor), Food First Books (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Environment
    • Food
    • Poverty

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  57. Territorial Imperitive, The

    by Robert Ardrey, Kodansha (1997) (original date: 1966) .

    Topics covered:

    • Anthropology
    • Environment

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  58. World Hunger: 12 Myths, 2nd Edition

    by Frances Moore Lappe, Joseph Collins, Peter Rosset and Luis Esparza, Grove/Atlantic and Food First Books, fully revised and updated (1998).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Environment
    • Food
    • Poverty

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  59. Dark Victory

    by Walden Bello, Pluto Press, Food First, Transnational Institute (1999) (original date: 1994) .

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Poverty

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  60. The Long Twentieth Century; Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times

    by Giovanni Arrighi, Verso (2000) (original date: 1994) .

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • History

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  61. The Global Gamble

    by Peter Gowan, Verso (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  62. The Simultaneous Policy; An Insider's Guide to Saving Humanity and the Planet

    by John Bunzl, New European Publications (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  63. New Roles and Relevance; Development NGOs and the Challenge of Change

    by David Lewis and Tina Wallace (Editors), Kumarian Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Aid
    • Development

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  64. Media Monopoly, The

    by Ben Bagdikian, Beacon Press, Sixth Edition (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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  65. False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism

    by John Gray, The New Press (1998).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  66. Guns Germs and Steel

    by Jared Diamonds, W.W. Norton and Co. (1997).

    Topics covered:

    • Anthropology
    • Development
    • Environment
    • History

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  67. Eyes of the Heart

    by Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Common Courage Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Poverty

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  68. The Lugano Report

    by Susan George, Pluto Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Environment
    • Globalization

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  69. Stolen Harvest

    by Vandana Shiva, South End Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Environment
    • Globalization
    • Poverty

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  70. Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism

    by Richard H. Robbins, Allyn and Bacon (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • History
    • Society and Culture

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  71. Rogue State; A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

    by William Blum, Common Courage Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics

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  72. Transfer of Wealth, The; Debt and the making of a Global South

    by Focus on Global South, Focus on Global South (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization
  73. Taming Global Financial Flows; A Citizen's Guide

    by Kavaljit Singh, Madhyam Books (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  74. Manufacturing Consent

    by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman, Pantheon Press (1986).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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  75. Derailing Democracy

    by David McGowan, Common Courage Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics
    • Media

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  76. Latin America; From Colonization to Globalization

    by Noam Chomsky, Ocean Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization

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  77. Big Business, Poor Peoples; The Impact of Transnational Corporations on the World's Poor

    by John Madeley, Zed Books (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Poverty

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  78. Hidden Agendas

    by John Pilger, The New Press (1998).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics
    • Media

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  79. First Casualty, The

    by Phillip Knightly, Prion Books (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • History
    • Media

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  80. Vital Signs

    by World Watch Institute, W.W. Norton and Co. (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Environment
  81. Why?: The Deeper History Behind the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks on The United States of America (3rd Edition)

    by J.W. Smith, Institute for Economic Democracy (2005).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization
    • History
    • Poverty

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  82. Economic Democracy; The Political Struggle for the 21st Century (4th Edition)

    by J.W. Smith, Institute for Economic Democracy (2005).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization
    • History
    • Poverty

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  83. Economic Democracy; The Political Struggle for the 21st Century

    by J.W. Smith, M.E. Sharpe (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization
    • History
    • Poverty

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  84. World's Wasted Wealth II, The

    by J.W. Smith, Institute for Economic Democracy (1994).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization
    • History
    • Poverty

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  85. World's Wasted Wealth, The

    by J.W. Smith, New World Press (1989).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization
    • History
    • Poverty
  86. Panic Rules!

    by Robin Hanhel, South End Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics

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  87. The Karma of Brown Folk

    by Vijay Prashad, University of Minesota Press (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Society and Culture

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  88. Rich Media, Poor Democracy; Communication Politics in Dubious Times

    by Robert W. McChesney, University of Illinois Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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  89. Censored 2000; The news that didn't make the news

    by Peter Phillips and Project Censored, Seven Stories (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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  90. Reality of Aid, The; An Independent Review of Poverty Reduction and Development Assistance

    by Judith Randel, Tony German and Deborah Ewing (Editors), Earthscan (2000).

    Topics covered:

    • Aid
    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Poverty

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  91. Acts of Aggression

    by Noam Chomsky, Ramsey Clark and Edward Said, Seven Stories Press (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics

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  92. Culture and Imperialism

    by Edward Said, Vintage Books (1993).

    Topics covered:

    • History
    • Society and Culture

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  93. Orientalism

    by Edward Said, Vintage Books (1979).

    Topics covered:

    • History
    • Society and Culture

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  94. Censored 99; The news that didn't make the news

    by Peter Phillips and Project Censored, Seven Stories (1999).

    Topics covered:

    • Media

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Books in my queue

The following are books in my reading/pending list (78 in total). As you can see, I have quite a queue, so please bear that in mind if you wish to suggest a book for me!

  1. Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development (Initiative for Policy Dialogue)

    by Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton, Oxford University Press (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Aid
    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Sustainable Development

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  2. Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World Food System

    by Raj Patel, Portobello Books (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Food
    • Sustainable Development

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  3. Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses

    by Mark Curtis, Vintage (2004).

    Topics covered:

    • Geopolitics
    • History

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  4. Blessed Unrest

    by Paul Hawken, Viking Penguin (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Globalization

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  5. Poor Story

    by Giles Bolton, EBury Press (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Globalization

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  6. The Undercover Economist

    by Tim Harford, Abacus (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics

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  7. The Master Strategist; Power, Purpose and Principle

    by Ketan J. Patel, Arrow Books (2007).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Globalization

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  8. America: Back on Track

    by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Viking (2006).

    Topics covered:

    • Economics
    • Geopolitics
    • Society and Culture

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  9. World Atlas of Sustainable Development

    by Anne-Marie Sacquet, Anthem Press (2005).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization
    • Sustainable Development

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  10. Transforming China; Globalization, Transition and Development

    by Peter Nolan, Anthem Press (2004).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  11. Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank; The Rebel Within

    by Joseph Stiglitz and Ha-Joon Chang, Anthem Press (2001).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  12. The IMF and The World Bank at Sixty

    by Ariel Buira (Editor), Anthem Press (2005).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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  13. Surviving Capitalism; How we learned to live with the market and remained almost human

    by Erik Ringmar, Anthem Press (2005).

    Topics covered:

    • Development
    • Economics
    • Globalization

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