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A workers co-operative, Zed was originally founded in 1977 and is based South London. We publish some fifty books annually on issues of global significance. 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.
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.