The following books are published by or in association with the London Publishing Partnership.

Why Study History?

Will a history degree get me a good job? What could I earn? What skills will studying history give me? What’s it like to study history at university? What should I look for in choosing a course? How can I optimize my time at university? More

Construction Law (3rd edition)

Now in its third edition, Construction Law is the definitive work of reference for construction law practitioners internationally. In provides the most comprehensive treatment of the major issues arising out of construction and engineering projects, with ... More

The Currency Cold War: Cash and Cryptography, Hash Rates and Hegemony

The way that money works now is, essentially, a blip. It’s a temporary institutional arrangement agreed in response to specific political, technological and economic circumstances... More

Technology Ethics

This book addresses one of the most vexing problems facing humans today: how can we create and use technologies so that they deliver maximum benefit and pose minimum harm? More

Before Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From Money That We Understand To Money That Understands Us (revised paperback edition)

Technology is changing money and this book looks at where it might be taking us. Technology has transformed money from physical objects to intangible information. With the More

Facing Up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope, edited by John Foster

We are used to hearing that the climate crisis is serious, but still tractable if we start acting on it soon. The reality is different. More

Guide to the Criminal Prisons of Nineteenth-Century England

How many prisons were there in nineteenth-century England? Where were they located? Who ran them? Where can I find out more about them? More

China, Trade and Power: Why the West's Economic Engagement Has Failed

From a Western point of view, the policy of economic engagement with China has failed. How did Western, market-orientated, ... More

Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong

This is a book about Sir John Cowperthwaite, the man Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman identified as being behind Hong Kong’s remarkable post-war economic transformation. More

The Ice Age: Bailing Out the Welfare State in the Era of Austerity

This is a book about the legacy of the Great Financial Crisis for the European Union, which continues to struggle with a policy of austerity... More

Changing London: A Rough Guide for the Next London Mayor

Changing London is a rough guide for the next mayor of London, capturing the radical but practical ideas of the people of London... More

The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn’t grow... More

The Itinerant Economist: Memoirs of a Dismal Scientist

Economists and bankers have long been much maligned individuals, but never more so than in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. More

The Rise of the Reluctant Innovator

Despite the tens of billions spent each year in international aid, some of the most promising and exciting social innovations and businesses have come about by chance... More

Diseased, Douched and Doctored: Thermal Springs, Spa Doctors and Rheumatic Diseases

For centuries, many people have been convinced of the healing nature of hot mineral springs. The Romans constructed elaborate bathing facilities More

In from the Cold: The Rise of Russian Capitalism

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has made enormous strides toward creating a free market. In just over twenty years, the country’s economy has been completely transformed. More

Safe as Houses? A Historical Analysis of Property Prices

There can be few everyday financial issues more important than the price of houses. Whether we own one and worry about its value or aspire to own one and are frustrated by their high prices More

What’s the Use of Economics? Teaching the Dismal Science after the Crisis

With the financial crisis continuing after five years, people are questioning why economics failed either to send an adequate early warning More