Europe | 09.11.18

How Cocaine Came to Europe

Asun Álvarez talks with the bestselling author of Snow on the Atlantic, Nacho Carretero, about drug trafficking, Galician smugglers, lawsuits and Netflix.

History | 02.10.18

Psychedelic Renaissance

P.W. Barber, author of Psychedelic Revolutionaries, tells Zed about the invention, practice, downfall and renaissance of psychedelic science.

Americas | 19.09.18

Standing Up for the Lakota

In writing Standing Rock: Greed, Oil and the Lakota’s Final Showdown, Bikem Ekberzade gained unprecedented access to the key players in the Dakota Pipeline Access protest – sharing their stories for the very first time.

Philosophy | 14.08.18

Ordinary Individuals

Whatever the revolutionary or anti-establishment intentions of Mohamed Bouazizi’s suicide, the act itself raises profound questions about the nature of contemporary political protest.

31.07.18

Stay Cool, Read a Book

Put down that fan and step away from the paddling pool. And that molten Calippo won’t save you. Let’s be honest: it’s too damn hot right now to do anything but read a book. To help you stay cool during the heatwave we’ve discounted everything by 50% for the whole week.

Americas | 17.07.18

The Rise and Fall of Detroit

‘Motor City’ went from being a vision of the new United States to a place with severe poverty and urban decay. Why does it matter for the industrialized world?

Africa | 14.07.18

Motors of Social Change

Sprawling cities bring their own transportation needs. Where options can be limited, can these needs also bring the ability for social and economic change?

Africa | 10.04.18

A Blueprint for African Tyrants

Hissene Habré was the first former African head of state to be tried before a court in an African country. What can the trial’s success teach us about the future of the international legal framework?

Economics | 27.02.18

Land Financialisation and Light amid the Gloom

The dysfunctional land market is the root cause of the housing affordability crisis. While policy makers are starting to face up to the big questions around land reform, there is little progress on the dangerous interaction between land and finance.

Development | 21.02.18

The Banality of Certainty

What is the logic of ‘Value for Money’ in development sector, and could it force foreign aid agencies to choose between irrelevance and subterfuge?

19.12.17

Sex at the Margins Ten Years On

Ten years on from the publication of Sex at the Margins, Laura Agustín argues that the Rescue Industry – the moral missions to save all women from selling sex – has grown and proliferated in ways that could never have been imagined, and there is till a refusal to listen to what women say.

Culture and Media | 04.12.17

The Aftermath of Charlie Hebdo

‘Charlie Hebdo’ took shape because forms of ventriloquism and projection were inevitable in a context where a tiny proportion of participants in the communicative event had any relationship with Charlie Hebdo as an actual publication.

Zed | 05.10.17

We are XL

Ladies, gentleman and non-binary folks around the world, on the occasion of our 40th year in publishing, we present our S/S 2018 catalogue.

Asia | 05.10.17

From Military Dictatorship to Democracy

The author of Pathways that Changed Myanmar says it’s no coincidence that the end of military rule has seen the dawn of a new pathology of cultural violence in the country.

Zed | 18.09.17

Back to Uni Reading List

Sometimes your reading lists just don’t cut it. The same orthodox economists, the same pale, stale voices all leaving you trapped, bored and uninspired. Zed’s proud to announce 50% off selected books in its Back to Uni Reading List. Check out the selection below.

Asia | 08.09.17

Our Race Will be Eliminated

Why, in the changing landscape of Myanmar, have there emerged actors so fierce that they seek to kill off whatever threat to their religion lurks amidst them?

History | 04.09.17

The Radical Experiment Crushed by Stalin

The Georgian Revolution, which lasted for three short years (1918-1921) before it was brutally crushed on the orders of Stalin, was a footnote to history. And not just a footnote, but a forgotten one. Here Eric Lee tells us why it matters today.

Zed | 29.08.17

Top 10 (End of) Summer Reads

Check out our top ten (end of) summer reads and equip yourself with a more detailed understanding of what to expect from the world this coming Autumn.