I have also written a number of books under my own name as well as for agencies of the United Nations. These include:
No-Nonsense Guide to Global Finance – From the minting of the first coins, and the medieval origins of banking, to the 2008 meltdown this book clearly maps the world of money. As the global financial architecture crumbles around us, Peter Stalker also suggests how we can make a fresh start. Another financial world is possible.
"An excellent job of deconstructing finance" — Walden Bello
Published in 2009 by New Internationalist
Oxford Guide to Countries of the World — This book profiles every country in the world, with concise summaries of the social and economic background, plus the most recent political developments.
"Think you know the world? Perhaps you do, but probably not all
of it, given that new countries are being created at an average rate
of three a year. Where are they? And what is their condition? Peter
Stalker has the answers... To be a responsible traveller, you need
to be informed, and this A-Z provides you with the sort of key background
information you need before travelling."
Sunday Times: 'Directions' — book of the week.
"A real mini-encyclopaedia that tells you everything you want to know about 230 countries. Just what you need to keep up to speed." — Northern Echo
Third edition published in 2010 by Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-958072 (paper) £9.99/$18.99
No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration – A short and readable introduction to one of the most contentious global issues.
"An antidote to the rabid anti-immigration bigotry of the Daily Mail and opportunist politicians. Stalker explains how immigration benefits receiving countries, and why the global history of enriching immigration makes myopics of those who want to clamp down indiscriminately on it now." — Guardian
Second edition, 2008
published by New Internationalist
Samoa: Building a more resilient economy.
Commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), this 'development effectiveness brief' assesses the impact of ADB-financed government programmes in Samoa, particularly in education and infrastructure. Includes interviews with beneficiaries. Published in 2010 by ADB.
The First Parliament of Asia: Sixty Years of the
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
(1947 – 2007)
This is an illustrated history of the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The book was commisioned by ESCAP to mark the Commission's 60th anniversary. Designed, with many photgraphs and illustrations, by Marie Ange Sylvain-Holmgren.
Published in March 2007 as a United Nations Publication.
Sales No.: E.07.II.F.9.
It is also available as a pdf file from ESCAP
Workers without Frontiers – One of the few detailed examinations of the impact of globalization on international migration.
"Immigration is controversial and complex everywhere, Stalker said in an interview. Wide pay disparities among nations are giving workers an incentive to move. But the increase in immigration has stirred debate in many countries and sparked social and political unrest in others ..." — Washington Post
Published in 2000 in the United States and the United Kingdom
by Lynne Rienner, and in Switzerland by the ILO.
ISBN 1-55587-856-3 (cloth) $45
ISBN 1-55587-881-4 (paper) $17.95