Zed Books - for books that make a difference... - 21 years of radical independent publishing.  Zed was originally founded in 1977 and is based in London. We publish some forty books annually on international and Third World issues.  Our books are widely used in university courses throughout the world.  Managed co-operatively by its worker directors and having no shareholders, Zed's purpose is the publication and effective distribution, North and South, of books that matter. Our distinction lies in the fact that our conditions for publication are more than intellectual quality and wide appeal - a major concern is the political, social and ethical content of our books. What our books say is of the most profound importance to all of us at Zed. Making a positive difference in the real world of both social action and intellectual ideas is what motivates us to persevere as an independent publishing house committed to contributing to a deeper understanding of the issues, conditions of life, oppressive structures and dominant ideologies which confront ordinary people and to drawing attention to the human struggles and innovative ideas that hold out some hope for an improvement in the human condition. We are, naturally, committed to maximising the intellectual and political impact of our titles by ensuring their effective distribution in Europe and North America, as well as in the South. We attach a high priority to arranging co-editions of our books in particular countries and regions, as well as foreign language editions where possible.  Zed Books intends to go on demonstrating that an independent and democratically managed publishing company can operate efficiently and successfully in commercial terms while devoting its energies to publishing books that play a constructive role in educating people about the urgent need to make our world a more just, more peaceful and more environmentally responsible place for all humanity to live in.  More information: web site http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/ ; Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF; telephone +44 (0)207 837 4014; fax +44 (0)207 833 3960  email General@zedbooks.demon.co.uk

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