About the Apex Press
The Apex Press, established in 1990, is a publishing imprint
of Rowman &
Littlefield Publishers. It was formerly an imprint of CIPA (Council
on International and Public Affairs). The Council itself was
founded in l954 as a nonprofit human rights, education, research
and publishing group.
The Apex Press publishes books to build democracy with equality
— without which there can be no real democracy. This
perspective shapes our work as an independent small publishing
house. Our publishing program has a special focus on economic and
social justice and world cultures.
The Apex Press books provide critical analyses of and new
approaches to significant economic, social and political
issues. Its titles address these issues in the United States,
other industrialized countries, and the Third World.
Apex Press also publishes books for the college and secondary
school market. A number of titles have been noted by the American
Library Association’s Choice Magazine awards program.
The Apex Press has been the official publisher of books
for POCLAD (the Program on
Corporations, Law and Democracy).
The Apex Press also published books with the following imprints:
- The World Culture Series, a
program of the Council on International and Public Affairs, presenting the world to
readers through the “eyes” of its own peoples. Known as the “Eyes”
books, these textbooks—regularly updated—have sold more than
half a million copies since the early 1970s.
- TOES, The Other Economic Summit, is
part of an international non-governmental forum for the
presentation, discussion, and advocacy of the economic ideas and
practices upon which a more just and sustainable society can be
built — “an economics as if people mattered.”
- Policy Studies Associates (PSA),
Learning packages in policy studies designed especially for
college and university student use. Each title deals with a
different set of techniques in policy analysis.