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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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            Youth Sociology
             

            Youth Sociology (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

            By France, Alan; Coffey, Julia; Roberts, Steven; Waite, Catherine

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            Falling somewhere between childhood and adulthood, 'Youth' is a key period of transition. It can be difficult to define and make sense of this period in one's life. However it is categorised, young people face a number of challenges and issues growing up in today's world. From th...e pressures created by social media to the increasing precarity of employment, the major social, cultural and economic developments of our time are each impacting this period of the lifecourse in myriad ways. Youth Sociology helps readers to understand how such changes factor into the experience of being young today, and illuminates the realities of the world in which young people live. Embedding perspectives and insights from a wide range of disciplines beyond sociology, this authoritative new textbook will be incredibly useful for all students of youth.
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            ISBN 9781137490407
            Released NZ 1 May 2020
            Publisher Macmillan Education
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            This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
             

            This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Klein, Naomi

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            Explains why the environmental crisis should lead to an abandonment of free market ideologies and current political systems, arguing that a massive reduction of greenhouse emissions may offer a best chance for correcting problems.

            ISBN 9781451697391
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
             

            Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Gatto, John Taylor; Foreword by Slayback, Zachary

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            Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning

            ISBN 9780865718548
            Released NZ 23 May 2017
            Publisher New Society Publishers
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            Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse. Updated edition
               

            Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse. Updated edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, updated)

            By Bollard, Alan; With Gaitanos, Sarah

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            Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard's bestselling Crisis was a first-hand account of the global financial meltdown. Two years on, this new edition of Crisis brings the story up to date. Crisis takes readers from the overheated markets of 2007, through the collapse of investment ba...nks and stressful times for numerous economies in 2008/9, and on to a fragile recovery around the world since 2010. In two new chapters for this edition, Bollard reveals how New Zealand is grappling with the impact of the US debt ceiling crisis, the current sovereign debt crises in Europe and the devastating effects of the Christchurch earthquakes. Bad news on the Reuters screen, emergency meetings and urgent decisions, making sure Christchurch has enough cash and ATMs: Crisis captures the drama of events as politicians, bankers and government officials struggle to deal with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Dr Alan Bollard has been governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand since 2002. Author of a number of books, he has previously been Secretary to the Treasury, Chair of the Commerce Commission and Director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. Sarah Gaitanos is an independent writer and oral historian.
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            ISBN 9781869407407
            Published NZ 21 Sep 2012
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Culture and the Media
              

            Culture and the Media (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bowman, Paul

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            This book sets out the range of approaches to Culture and Media in a simple and direct manner that is comprehensible to a wide student readership. It introduces the complexity of culture and shows how theoretical and disciplinary debates over the meaning of the media and culture ...relate to everyday cultural experience.
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            ISBN 9780230277120
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2012
            Publisher Macmillan Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Key Concerns in Media Studies
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            The New Prophets of Capital
             

            The New Prophets of Capital (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aschoff, Nicole

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            A deft and caustic takedown of the new prophets of profit, from Bill Gates to Oprah

            ISBN 9781781688106
            Released NZ 25 Mar 2015
            Publisher Verso Books
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            An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
             

            An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gore, Al

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            The follow up to Former Vice President Al Gore's #1 New York Times bestselling and conversation-changing book on climate change, published to coincide with the release of his new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel.

            ISBN 9781635651089
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2017
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Te Mana, Te Kawanatanga: The Politics of Maori Self-determination
               

            Te Mana, Te Kawanatanga: The Politics of Maori Self-determination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Durie, Mason

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            This book is about contemporary Maori development and Maori aspirations for greater autonomy. It contains a detailed account of legislation, legal battles and conflicting attitudes between Maori and the Crown.

            ISBN 9780195583670
            Published NZ 1 Jan 1998
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
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            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

            Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life (Hardback)

            By Aronson, Louise

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            As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, old has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. ...That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we've made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, disparaged, neglected, and denied. Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that's neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy. She challenges not only the way we look at aging but also the way we think and feel about medicine and humanity itself. Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author's own words, an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being.
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            ISBN 9781620405468
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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