Ben Tippet

In his book, Split: Class Divide Uncovered Ben Tippet makes sense of our world by looking at class society - delving into the deep-rooted economic inequalities that shape our lives. From the gig economy, rising debt and the housing crisis that affect the majority of people, to the world of tax havens and unfair inheritance that affect the few… (Publication date: 2020)

Community-Led Regeneration (UCL)

Community-Led Regeneration is important because it documents some of the struggles in which London tenants and residents have defended their homes and communities and demonstrates how good the outcomes can – or could – be. Each threat to a London locality generates solidarity and support from across the city; this book is a valuable part of sharing and building our collective knowledge. (Publication date: 2020)

A copy of the book that documents the tactics people used to defend their homes:

How to Win Campaigns – 100 Steps to Success

Written for the new campaigner and experienced communicator alike, How to Win Campaigns - 100 Steps to Success is a comprehensive and systemic exploration of what works in campaigning and a practical how-to guide for using principles and strategy in campaigning as a new form of public politics. Chris Rose is an environmental campaigner and communications consultant. (Publication date: 2012)

Humankind: A Hopeful History

Humankind, by Rutger Bregman, makes the argument that human beings are fundamentally cooperative, kind and choose to trust each other. A view that flies in the face of belief we are all selfish and competitive by nature. (Publication date: 2020)


Protest! is illustrated by award-winner Emily Haworth-Booth, and written by Emily and her sister Alice. Thes book is a timely history of peaceful protests from around the world - from 1170 BCE to the present day. (Publication date: 2021)

The Campaigning Handbook

The Campaigning Handbook, published by the Directory of Social Change, describes how ordinary citizens can change society. Written for pressure groups charities and social activists, it covers all the main skills of modern campaigning including communications, organising, direct action, lobbying and using the law.

The Truth About Modern Slavery

The Truth About Modern Slavery by Emily Kenway considers the rhetoric of modern slavery and human trafficking and its relationship with immigration policy. The book shows how anti-slavery action acts as a moral cloak, hiding the harms of the 'hostile environment' towards migrants, legitimising big brands' exploitation of the poorest workers and oppressing sex workers. (Publication date: 2021)

Short video describing the issues in the book: