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            Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception

            Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (Hardback)

            By Sunstein, Cass R.

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            A powerful analysis of why lies and falsehoods spread so rapidly now, and how we can reform our laws and policies regarding speech to alleviate the problem. Lying has been with us from time immemorial. Yet today is different-and in many respects worse. All over the world, people ...are circulating damaging lies, and these falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms that reach billions. Liars are saying that COVID-19 is a hoax. They are claiming that vaccines cause autism. They are lying about public officials and about people who aspire to high office. They are lying about their friends and neighbors. They are trying to sell products on the basis of untruths. Unfriendly governments, including Russia, are circulating lies in order to destabilize other nations, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In the face of those problems, the renowned legal scholar Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech. To be sure, we cannot eliminate lying, nor should we try to do so. Sunstein shows why free societies must generally allow falsehoods and lies, which cannot and should not be excised from democratic debate. A main reason is that we cannot trust governments to make unbiased judgments about what counts as fake news. However, governments should have the power to regulate specific kinds of falsehoods: those that genuinely endanger health, safety, and the capacity of the public to govern itself. Sunstein also suggests that private institutions, such as Facebook and Twitter, have a great deal of room to stop the spread of falsehoods, and they should be exercising their authority far more than they are now doing. As Sunstein contends, we are allowing far too many lies, including those that both threaten public health and undermine the foundations of democracy itself.
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            ISBN 9780197545119
            Released NZ 17 May 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Inalienable Rights
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            Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire
               

            Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire (Hardback)

            By Hickford, Mark

            Through focusing on the political history of New Zealand during its imperial settlement, this book offers a fresh assessment of the history of indigenous property rights. It shows how native title became a constitutional frame within which political authority was formed and conte...sted at the heart of Empire and the colonial peripheries.
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            ISBN 9780199568659
            Released NZ 22 Dec 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History
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            Mass Incarceration: A Graphic History
             

            Mass Incarceration: A Graphic History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Longhi, Phoebe

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            Take a deep dive into America's flawed carceral system and the racist beliefs that perpetuate it.

            ISBN 9781945665271
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Manic D Press,U.S.
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            Constitutional Law of Papua New Guinea
             

            Constitutional Law of Papua New Guinea (Trade Paperback / Paperback, reprint of the 2003 edition- new cover)

            By Kwa, Eric L.

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            ISBN 9789980939500
            Released NZ 10 May 2011
            Publisher UPNG Press and Bookshop
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
             

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

            Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth (Hardback, First Edition, Hardback)

            By Mayor, Thomas

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            Aunique and important book that takes us into the lives of Indigenous people today, and offers constructive ideas about how we can live together, moving beyond the injustices of the past.

            ISBN 9781741176728
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Constitution of New Zealand: A Contextual Analysis
              

            The Constitution of New Zealand: A Contextual Analysis (Hardback)

            By Palmer, Dr Matthew, QC; Knight, Dean

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              2 Dec 21

            This book examines New Zealand's constitution, through the lens of constitutional realism. It looks at the practices, habits, conventions and norms of constitutional life. It focuses on the structures, processes and culture that govern the exercise of public power - a perspective... that is necessary to explore and account for a lived, rather than textual, constitution. New Zealand's constitution is unique. One of three remaining unwritten democratic constitutions in the world, it is characterised by a charming set of anachronistic contrasts. Unwritten , but much found in various written sources. Built on a network of Westminster constitutional conventions but generously tailored to local conditions. Proudly independent, yet perhaps a purer Westminster model than its British parent. Flexible and vulnerable, while oddly enduring. It looks to the centralised authority that comes with a strong executive, strict parliamentary sovereignty, and a unitary state. However, its populace insists on egalitarian values and representative democracy, with elections fiercely conducted nowadays under a system of proportional representation. The interests of indigenous Maori are protected largely through democratic majority rule. A reputation for upholding the rule of law, yet few institutional safeguards to ensure compliance.
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            ISBN 9781849469036
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2021
            Publisher BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Constitutional Systems of the World
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            The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights

            The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights (Hardback)

            By Holt, Thomas C.

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            The civil rights movement was among the most important historical developments of the twentieth century and one of the most remarkable mass movements in American history. Not only did it decisively change the legal and political status of African Americans, but it prefigured as w...ell the moral premises and methods of struggle for other historically oppressed groups seeking equal standing in American society. And, yet, despite a vague, sometimes begrudging recognition of its immense import, more often than not the movement has been misrepresented and misunderstood. For the general public, a singular moment, frozen in time at the Lincoln Memorial, sums up much of what Americans know about that remarkable decade of struggle. In The Movement, Thomas C. Holt provides an informed and nuanced understanding of the origins, character, and objectives of the mid-twentieth-century freedom struggle, privileging the aspirations and initiatives of the ordinary, grassroots people who made it. Holt conveys a sense of these developments as a social movement, one that shaped its participants even as they shaped it. He emphasizes the conditions of possibility that enabled the heroic initiatives of the common folk over those of their more celebrated leaders. This groundbreaking book reinserts the critical concept of movement back into our image and understanding of the civil rights movement.
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            ISBN 9780197525791
            Released NZ 22 Apr 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Unity of Law
             

            The Unity of Law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Singh, Sir Rabinder

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              10 Mar 22

            Lord Rabinder Singh has been one of the leading lights in the recent development of the common law, most notably in the field of human rights and the law of privacy. Here, for the first time, he reflects on the defining themes of his career as advocate and judge. Combining his tr...ademark originality of thought and impeccable scholarship, he selects previously published and unpublished writings to track the evolution of his approach to the common law. A substantial introduction gives context to the book, while opening introductions to each piece reflect on their relevance to contemporary legal thought. The essays explore themes as diverse as judicial review, equality, and privacy and personal autonomy. Insightful, erudite, and thought-provoking, this collection is a must read for all those interested in the law and its role in society.
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            ISBN 9781509949472
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point

            Justice on Trial: Radical Solutions for a System at Breaking Point (Hardback)

            By Daw, Chris, QC

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            Our justice system, once the envy of the world, is in a state of cardiac arrest. Crime has risen to record levels; serious violence, including knife crime, drug-related behaviour and gang activity are out of control. Social media and the internet are fuelling criminal activity by... providing places for criminals to operate and influence young people. In this book one of the UK's leading criminal defence barristers, Chris Daw QC, provides an insider's view of the justice system - complete with fascinating real-life accounts - and proposes radical solutions to some of the biggest challenges it now faces. After a brief introduction and outline of the history of justice in the UK and abroad, Chris presents his manifesto for the twenty-first century: he examines the use of prisons, both in the UK and the US on Alabama's 'Death Row'; he argues passionately for the legalization of drugs to destroy the criminal networks who traffic in their supply; he speaks to young people who are the perpetrators and victims of crime, delving into youth crime and the treatment of young offenders, and he examines the role of the internet as the new frontier of organised criminal activity. Finally, he asks us to move beyond the binary of 'good and evil', to adopt a more pragmatic and humane approach to justice - one that could allow Britain to have the lowest crime rate on Earth.
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            ISBN 9781472977885
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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