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            Machiavelli Goes to the Movies: Understanding The Prince through Television and Film
             

            Machiavelli Goes to the Movies: Understanding The Prince through Television and Film (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kasper, Eric T.; Kozma, Troy

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            Machiavelli's The Prince is an important modern work of political science, but it is also one that has been often misinterpreted by students and scholars. This work helps the reader to better understand Machiavelli's consequentialism and realism by using examples from modern film...s and television series to illustrate his messages.
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            ISBN 9780739195963
            Released NZ 29 Aug 2016
            Publisher Lexington Books
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            The Alternative: And How We Build It
              

            The Alternative: And How We Build It (Hardback)

            By Jones, Owen

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            • Pub Date
              24 Sep 20

            We know our world's unequal. But, says Owen Jones, it doesn't have to stay that way. No status quo simply dissolves of its own accord: it must be replaced with something else. Without a real alternative that attracts the belief of millions of people, things will stay the same, if... only because it's impossible for many to imagine things looking any different. The Alternative tells us that change is possible, desirable and even inevitable - if we want it. Owen goes in search of the people who are already making change happen: from the US and the UK to Latin America, from the struggles of Hungarian and Turkish dissidents struggling against authoritarian governments to the millions-strong anti-austerity movement in Spain. On his travels, he gathers evidence on how an economy can be built for the many rather than being a racket for the few; how we can reboot welfare states, education systems and health services for the 21st century; and, last but not least, how we can build enough decent homes for people to live in. All this, he shows, must happen through renewed democracy: it is only democracy that can take on inequality and injustice. There is an alternative. We just have to learn how to make it happen. This book shows us how.
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            ISBN 9780241253960
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties

            The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties (Paperback)

            By Collier, Paul

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            'This is a beautifully written and important book. Read it' Martin Wolf, Financial Times From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it Deep new rifts are tearing apart the... fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now. In a passionate and polemical book, celebrated economist Paul Collier outlines brilliantly original and ethical ways of healing these rifts - economic, social and cultural - with the cool head of pragmatism, rather than the fervour of ideological revivalism. He reveals how he has personally lived across these three divides, moving from working-class Sheffield to hyper-competitive Oxford, and working between Britain and Africa, and acknowledges some of the failings of his profession. Drawing on his own solutions as well as ideas from some of the world's most distinguished social scientists, he shows us how to save capitalism from itself - and free ourselves from the intellectual baggage of the 20th century. These times are in desperate need of Paul Collier's insights. The Future of Capitalism restores common sense to our views of morality, as it also describes their critical role in what makes families, organizations, and nations work. It is the most revolutionary work of social science since Keynes. Let's hope it will also be the most influential - George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics,
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            ISBN 9780141987255
            Released NZ 20 Jul 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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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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            Learning from the Germans: Confronting Race and the Memory of Evil

            Learning from the Germans: Confronting Race and the Memory of Evil (Hardback)

            By Neiman, Susan

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            In the wake of white nationalist attacks, ongoing debates over reparations, and controversies surrounding historical monuments and the contested memories they evoke, Susan Neiman's Learning from the Germans delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to term...s with its historical wrongdoings. Neiman, who grew up as a white girl in the American South during the civil rights movement, is a Jewish woman who has spent much of her adult life in Berlin. In clear and gripping prose, she uses this unique perspective to combine philosophical reflection, personal stories, and interviews with both Americans and Germans who are grappling with the evils of their own national histories. Through focusing on the particularities of those histories, she provides examples for other nations struggling to face their own troubled pasts.
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            ISBN 9780241262863
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

            The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frankopan, Peter

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            'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up... to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically. Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the Western world stand in sharp contrast to events along the Silk Roads since 2015, where ties have been strengthened and mutual cooperation established. With brilliant insight, Peter Frankopan takes a fresh look at the network of relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the Silk Roads today, assessing the global reverberations of these continual shifts in the centre of power - all too often absent from headlines in the West. This important - and ultimately hopeful - book asks us to re-read who we are and where we are in the world, illuminating the themes on which all our lives and livelihood depend.
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            ISBN 9781526608062
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2018
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Hardback)

            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 By the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-pict...ure framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms- and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats. Liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. There is also a happy Western myth that where liberty exists, it's a steady state, arrived at by 'enlightenment'. But liberty emerges only when a delicate and incessant balance is struck between state and society - between elites and citizens. This struggle becomes self-reinforcing, inducing both state and society to develop a richer array of capacities, thus affecting the peacefulness of societies, the success of economies and how people experience their daily lives. Explaining this new framework through compelling stories from around the world, in history and from today - and through a single diagram on which the development of any state can be plotted - this masterpiece helps us understand the past and present, and analyse 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 9780241314296
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-being

            The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-being (Paperback)

            By Wilkinson, Richard; Pickett, Kate

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            Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level, now published in more than twenty languages, has been one of the most influential non-fiction books published in the last decade, showing conclusively how less equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across a whole ra...nge of social measures - health, education, levels of violence, life expectancy and child wellbeing - and initiating the enormous public attention now given to the impacts of inequality. Based on an equally impressive range of data and analysis, The Inner Level now shows the impact inequality has on individuals: how it affects us psychologically, makes social relations more stressful, undermines self-confidence and distorts natural differences in personal abilities. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity produce much higher levels of wellbeing than those based on excessive individualism, competitiveness and social aggression. Like its predecessor, The Inner Level will transform ideas of how we should organise the way we live together.
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            ISBN 9780141975399
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Student Debt and Political Participation
               

            Student Debt and Political Participation (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019)

            By Nissen, Sylvia

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            This book examines how student debt informs the political action and participation of university students. Using New Zealand as a case study, the author challenges existent assumptions about student attitudes towards loans by analysing how students speak about the impact of debt ...on themselves and their peers, including politically.
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            ISBN 9783030071769
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Series Palgrave Studies in Young People and Politics
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            Politics in China: An Introduction, Third Edition

            Politics in China: An Introduction, Third Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            Edited by Joseph, William A.

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            Previously published: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, [2014]

            ISBN 9780190870713
            Released NZ 6 Jun 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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