Book Reviews

Authors / Publishers

If you wish to have your book considered for review, please email (or ask your publisher to email) one of the book review editors:

English – Mandisi Majavu (majavums AT

English or Danish – Bjarke Skærlund Risager (bjarkerisager AT

Requests for review should be made as close to the publication date as possible. We will endeavour to match your book with suitable reviewers. However, this will not always be possible and so not all books received will be reviewed.


Book reviews for Interface are 1 – 2,000 words long and are reviews of important theoretical, political and research works that are felt will be of interest to readers of the journal.

The general guidelines about writing for Interface cover the general themes and audience for the journal, language issues and questions of format.

If you are interested in submitting a review to Interface, please send a brief email to the Book Reviews Editor, Mandisi Majavu at majavums AT outlining why you feel the book might be of interest to activists and researchers involved in a range of different social movements around the world, a short biography (250 words or less) and your primary affiliation (activist or academic). Please also include a statement guaranteeing that you have no close personal or professional ties to the book’s author.

Please ensure that the book is not already reviewed or under review by checking the lists below.

Offers of Review Copies – reviewers needed!

Carroll, W. K. (2016). Expose, oppose, propose: Alternative policy groups and the struggle for global justice. Zed Books.

Dunford, R. (2016). The politics of transnational peasant struggle: Resistance, rights and democracy. Rowman & Littlefield.

Larzillière, P. (2016). Activism in Jordan. Zed Books.

Pithouse, R. (2016). Writing the decline: On the struggle for South Africa’s democracy. Jacana.

Fadaee, S. (Ed.). (2016). Understanding Southern Social Movements. Routledge.

Bosi, L., O’ Dochartaigh, N., & Pisoiu, D. (Eds.). (2016). Political violence in context: Time, space and milieu. ECPR Press.

Desai, M. (2016). Subaltern movements in India: Gendered geographies of struggle against neoliberal development. Routledge.

Waterman, P. (2015). From Coldwar Communism to the Global Emancipatory Movement: Itinerary of a Long-Distance Internationalist. into

Wanzer-Serrano, D. (2015). The New York Young Lords and the struggle for liberation. Temple University Press.

Choudry, A. (2015). Learning activism: The intellectual life of contemporary social movements. University of Toronto Press.

Deseriis, M. (2015). Improper names: Collective pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous. University of Minnesota Press.

Press, R. M. (2015). Ripples of hope: How ordinary people resist repression without violence. Amsterdam University Press.

Ness, I. (2015). Southern insurgency: The coming of the global working class. Pluto Press.

Wrenn, C. (2015). A rational approach to animal rights. Palgrave MacMillan.

Rossi, F. M.,& von Bulow, M. (eds.). (2015). Social movements dynamics: new perspectives on theory and research from Latin America. Ashgate.

Paternotte, D., & Tremblay, M. (eds.). (2015). The Ashgate research companion to lesbian and gay activism. Ashgate.

Nulman, E. (2015). Climate change and social movements: Civil society and the development of National Climate Change Policy. Palgrave Macmillan.

Diani, M. (2015). The cement of civil society: Studying networks in localities. Cambridge University Press.

Falk, R. (2015). Chaos and counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring. Zed Books.

Satgar, V. (2015). Capitalism’s crises: Class struggles in South Africa and the world. Wits University Press.

Zayani, M. (2015). Networked publics and digital contention: The politics of everyday life in Tunisia. Oxford University Press.

Parks, L. (2015). Social movements campaigns on EU policy: In the corridors and in the streets. Palgrave MacMillan.

Alexander, A. & Bassiouny, M. (2014). Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: Workers and the Egyptian Revolution. Zed Books.

Wood, L. J. (2014). Crisis and control: The militarization of protest policing. Pluto Press.

Werbner, P. (2014). The making of an African working class: Politics, law and cultural protest in the manual workers’ union of Botswana. Pluto Press.

Greenstein, Ran. (2014). Zionism and its discontents: A century of radical dissent in Israel / Palestine. Pluto Press.

Katsiaficas, G. (2013). Asia’s unknown uprisings (Vol 1 & 2): People power in the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia, 1947 – 2009. PM Press.

Chabanet, D. & Royall, F. (2014). From silence to protest: International perspectives on weakly resourced groups. Ashgate Publishing Group.

Jacob A. Zumoff. (2014). The Communist International and US Communism, 1919 – 1929. Leiden: Brill.

Claudio Cattaneo & Miguel Martinez (Eds.). (2014). The Squatter’s Movement in Europe: Everyday commons and autonomy as alternatives to capitalism. Pluto Press.

Hutter, S. (2014). Protesting culture and economics in Western Europe: New cleavages in left and right politics. UMP.

Rubin, J. W. & Sokoloff-Rubin, E. (2014). Sustaining activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration. Duke University Press.

Heydarian, Richard Jayad. (2014). How Capitalism failed the Arab World: The economic roots and precarious future of the Middle East Uprising. Zed Books.

Borg, C. & Grech, M. (2014). Lorenzo Milan’s Culture of Peace: Essays on Religion, Education, and Democratic Life.  Palgrave Macmillan.

Branagan, M. (2013). Global warming, militarism and nonviolence: The art of active resistance. Palgrave Macmillan.

Shakur, Sanyika. 2013. Stand up struggle forward: New Afrikan revolutionary writings on Nation, Class and Patriarchy. Kersplebedeb.

Rosewarne, S., Goodman, J. &  Pearse, R. 2013. Climate Action Upsurge: The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics. London: Routledge.

J. Smith & André Moncourt (Eds.). 2013. The Red Army Faction: A documentary history, Volume 2: Dancing with imperialism. Kersplebedeb.

Mello, Brian. (2013). Evaluating social movements impacts: Comparative lessons from the Labour Movement in Turkey. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Solty, I. (2013). Die USA unter Obama: Charismatische Herrschaft, soziale Bewegungen und imperiale Politik in der globalen Krise. Hamburg: Das Argument, 2013.

Oriola, T. B.(2013). Criminal resistance: The politics of kidnapping oil workers? Ashgate.

Dawson, M. C. & Sinwell, L. (Eds.). (2013). Contesting transformation: Popular resistance in twenty-first century South Africa. Pluto Press.

Jai Sen & Peter Waterman (eds.). (2012). World Social Forum: Critical Explorations. Open Word Books.

Blunden, A. (2016). The origins of collective decision making. Brill.

Saunders, C. (2013). Environmental networks and social movement theory. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Knight, R.(2013).  Voyage Through the Past Century. New Star Books.

Robert Ogman. (2013). Against the Nation : Anti – National Politics in Germany. New Compass Press.

Kate Davies. (2013). The Rise of the U.S. Environmental Health Movement.  Rowman & Littlefield.

Andersson, V. & Christensen, S. F. (Eds). (2013). Latin American Responses to Changing Global Contexts: Development strategies, rights and identity formations. Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University Press.

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