Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -
            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 502 jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›
            Trade Unions and Arab Revolutions: The Tunisian Case of UGTT

            Trade Unions and Arab Revolutions: The Tunisian Case of UGTT (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Yousfi, Hela

            • RRP: $86.99
            • $86.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            This book traces the role of the UGTT (the Tunisian General Labour Union) during Tunisia's 2011 revolution and the transition period that ensued - Tunisia being the Arab country where trade unionism was the strongest and most influential in shaping the outcomes of the uprising. T...he UGTT; From its role as the cornerstone of the nationalist movement in the colonial era, has always had a key place in Tunisian politics: not so much a labour union but as an organisation that has always linked social struggles to political and national demands. Examining the role played by the UGTT in Tunisia's revolution and more generally in the restructuring of the Tunisian political arena during the three years following the popular uprising. This book asks searching questions such as; how did UGTT interact with the popular uprising that led to the departure of Ben Ali? What was the role played by the UGTT in the political transition leading to the adoption on January 26, 2014 of the first democratic constitution in the country's history? How successful was the UGTT in neutralizing the risk of self- implosion caused by the different political and social crises? And what are the challenges that the UGTT faces in the new political landscape? This volume will be of key reading interest to scholars and researchers of social movements, labour movements, organizational studies, political transitions and Arab revolutions and also likely to be of interest to practitioners especially among activists, unionists and advocates within civil society.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780367885045
            Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (2020 reissue)

            The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma (2020 reissue) (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Stewart, Trenton Lee

            • RRP: $21.99
            • $17.59
            • Save $4.40
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance are back - but so is Mr Curtain, with another devious scheme! Can the Mysterious Benedict Society thwart Mr Curtain's plans, even whilst held prisoner? Join them on their adventure as they face all sorts of dilemmas, ina bid to save Stonetown. T...he third book in the New York Times bestselling series!
            Read more

            ISBN 9781913322342
            Released NZ 2 Apr 2020
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Mysterious Benedict Society
            Availability
            135 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
            View details for this title
            Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide

            Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide (Paperback)

            Edited by Neumann, Matthias; Willimott, Andy

            • RRP: $86.99
            • $86.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            The Russian Revolution of 1917 has often been presented as a complete break with the past, with everything which had gone before swept away, and all aspects of politics, economy, and society reformed and made new. Recently, however, historians have increasingly come to question t...his view, discovering that Tsarist Russia was much more entangled in the processes of modernisation, and that the new regime contained much more continuity than has previously been acknowledged. This book presents new research findings on a range of different aspects of Russian society, both showing how there was much change before 1917, and much continuity afterwards; and also going beyond this to show that the new Soviet regime established in the 1920s, with its vision of the New Soviet Person, was in fact based on a complicated mixture of new Soviet thinking and ideas developed before 1917 by a variety of non-Bolshevik movements.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780367874131
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            The Virtues of Violence: Democracy Against Disintegration in Modern France

            The Virtues of Violence: Democracy Against Disintegration in Modern France (Hardback)

            By Duong, Kevin

            • RRP: $97.99
            • $97.99
            • To Order

            If democracy liberates individuals from their inherited bonds, what can reunite them into a sovereign people? In The Virtues of Violence, Kevin Duong argues that one particular answer captivated modern French thinkers: popular violence as social regeneration. In this tradition of... political theory, the people's violence was not a sign of anarchy or disorder. Instead, it manifested a redemptive power capable of binding and repairing a society on the cusp of social disintegration. This was not a fringe view of French democracy at the time, but central to its momentous development. Duong analyzes the recurring role of the people's redemptive violence across four historical moments: the French Revolution, the imperial conquest of Algeria, the Paris Commune, and the years leading up to World War I. Bringing together democratic theory and intellectual history, he reveals how political thinkers across the spectrum proclaimed that violence by the people could repair the social fabric, even as they experienced democratization as social disintegration. The path from an anarchic multitude to an organized democratic society required the virtuous expression of violence by the people-not its prohibition. Duong's book urges us to reject accounts that view redemptive violence as an antidemocratic pathology. It challenges the long-held view that popular violence is a sign of anarchy or disorder. As shocking and unsettling as redemptive violence could be, it appealed to thinkers across the spectrum, because it answered a fundamental dilemma of political modernity: how to replace the severed bonds of the old regime with a superior democratic social bond. The Virtues of Violence argues we do not properly understand modern democracy unless we can understand why popular redemptive violence could be invoked on its behalf.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780190058418
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

            Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cutterham, Tom

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $53.99
            • Save $6.00
            • Delayed Release

            In the years between the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the Constitution, American gentlemen-the merchants, lawyers, planters, and landowners who comprised the independent republic's elite-worked hard to maintain their positions of power. Gentlemen Revolutionaries shows ho...w their struggles over status, hierarchy, property, and control shaped
            Read more

            ISBN 9780691210100
            Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
            View details for this title
            The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution

            The Bloody Flag: Mutiny in the Age of Atlantic Revolution (Hardback)

            By Frykman, Niklas

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Mutiny tore like wildfire through the wooden warships of the age of revolution. While commoners across Europe laid siege to the nobility and enslaved workers put the torch to plantation islands, out on the oceans, naval seamen by the tens of thousands turned their guns on the qua...rterdeck and overthrew the absolute rule of captains. By the early 1800s, anywhere between one-third and one-half of all naval seamen serving in the North Atlantic had participated in at least one mutiny, many of them in several, and some even on ships in different navies. In The Bloody Flag, historian Niklas Frykman explores in vivid prose how a decade of violent conflict onboard gave birth to a distinct form of radical politics that brought together the egalitarian culture of North Atlantic maritime communities with the revolutionary era's constitutional republicanism. The attempt to build a radical maritime republic failed, but the red flag that flew from the masts of mutinous ships survived to become the most enduring global symbol of class struggle, economic justice, and republican liberty to this day. ]
            Read more

            ISBN 9780520355477
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2020
            Publisher University of California Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series California World History Library
            Availability
            7 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
            View details for this title
            Allying beyond Social Divides: Coalitions and Contentious Politics
             

            Allying beyond Social Divides: Coalitions and Contentious Politics (Hardback)

            Edited by Berriane, Yasmine; Duboc, Marie

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            This book offers a fresh look at the role of coalitions in contentious politics in North Africa and the Middle East, based on conceptual reflexions, and empirical case studies by researchers who have conducted extensive fieldwork in the region. Coalitions of actors that have trad...itionally not been allies have become a key feature of the protest movements that have emerged across North Africa and the Middle East since 2011. But what happens when Islamists ally with Leftists, workers with student unions, and young engineers with local tribesmen? How do coalitions form across ideological, generational, professional, ethnic and class divides? Are such collaborations transformative? The authors seek to show that it is important to go beyond analyses that focus mainly on identifying the factors that led to a coalition's success or failure: coalitions are moments of transformative encounter that can lead to changes affecting relations with political authorities, ideological learnings, repertoires of action, and understandings of the notion of right. Instead of analysing coalitions and social divides as two opposite processes, this book further argues that studying the alliance of social groups goes hand in hand with exploring processes of differentiation that are engineered by both political regimes, and social actors. Focusing on the role of coalitions in contentious politics, before and after the Arab uprisings, this book proposes a sociology of coalitions in the Middle East based on key empirical examples, to analyze the transformations that emerged out of such alliances at the levels of repertoires of action, forms of organization, relations to political authorities and ideological learnings. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Mediterranean Politics.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780367508968
            Released NZ 14 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Mediterranean Politics
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
            View details for this title
            Egyptian Cinema and the 2011 Revolution: Film Production and Representing Dissent
             

            Egyptian Cinema and the 2011 Revolution: Film Production and Representing Dissent (Hardback)

            By Ghazal, Ahmed

            • RRP: $399.50
            • $226.00
            • Save $173.50
            • No availability locally

            Egypt's film industry is the largest in the Middle East, with an output that spreads across the region and the world. In the run-up to and throughout the 2011 Revolution, a complex relationship formed between the industry and the people's uprising. Both a form of political expres...sion and a documentation of historical events, 'revolutionary' film techniques have contributed to the cultural memory of 2011. At the same time, these films and their makers have been the target of increasing state control and intervention. Ahmed Ghazal, drawing upon his own background in film-making, looks at the way in which Egyptian film has shaped, and been shaped by, the events leading up to and beyond Egypt's 2011 revolution. Drawing on interviews with protagonists in the industry, analysis of films, and archival research, he analyses the critical issues affecting the political economy of the industry. He also explores the technological developments of independent productions and the cinematic themes of dictatorship, poverty, corruption and police brutality that have accompanied the people's calls for freedom - and the counterrevolution that has tried to suppress them.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780755603145
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
            View details for this title
            Debating the Revolution: Britain in the 1790s
             

            Debating the Revolution: Britain in the 1790s (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Evans, Chris

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
            • To Order

            The 1790s was a fateful period for Britain. The French Revolution of 1789 opened an era of seismic political upheaval, one in which many features of the modern world made their first significant appearance. Democracy, mass nationalism, wholesale military mobilisation, and anti-co...lonial revolt all made their most telling debuts in the revolutionary era. This was not a struggle from which the British could stand aloof. Nor did they. Britons were right at the forefront of the debate over the Revolution. Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France defended the established order while Tom Paine's Rights of Man attacked hereditary privilege and preached democracy. This was no rarefied intellectual debate, it resounded through clubs, taverns, theatres, chapels and assembly rooms. As it did so, Britons were forced to question many constitutional assumptions. Was the possession of an empire compatible with domestic liberty? Did the House of Commons reflect popular opinion or the prejudices of aristocratic patrons? Could they enjoy genuine constitutional liberty if their constitution denied political rights to Roman Catholics and Protestant Dissenters? Chris Evans's study, based on the latest historiography, brilliantly demonstrates how these latent intellectual and political anxieties were sharpened by the French Revolution. Loyalist mobilisation, radical agitation, draconian repression, and military confrontation are combined to re-shape British society and the British state.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781350175242
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            Rebellion in Brunei: The 1962 Revolt, Imperialism, Confrontation and Oil
             

            Rebellion in Brunei: The 1962 Revolt, Imperialism, Confrontation and Oil (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Majid, Harun Abdul

            • RRP: $65.99
            • $65.99
            • To Order

            Brunei has long been associated with massive oil resources and the stability that its wealth can guarantee. But little is known of the revolt of 1962 that might have changed the fortunes of the sultanate and the fate of Southeast Asia. In theory, Brunei is a constitutional sultan...ate, but in practice it is an absolute monarchy. Since the 1962 rebellion, a state of emergency has been in force and the Sultan has ruled by decree. It is a small state in a region dominated by the superpower of China and its size is a significant factor in determining the country's policy towards defence and security - territorially, politically and economically.This is the first comprehensive history of the Brunei Rebellion, which was the trigger for the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation of the 1960s and of critical importance in understanding the history of the region. Harun Abdul Majid explores the turmoil throughout Southeast Asia that was the backdrop to the rebellion and analyses how Brunei not only survived but actually emerged from this turbulent period as a stronger and more coherent political state. Among other issues, he asks: how did events affect the position of the Sultan and the people of Brunei? How did the relationship with the United Kingdom evolve? And what happened next?The revolt of 1962 was a small, armed uprising in support of a Borneo Federation consisting of Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo. It opposed the Malaysian Federation, which was seen as a buttress of British and Western imperial interest. In a period of great tension between the West and the Communist world, China viewed the rebellion as a national liberation war and it was quickly suppressed by the British Emergency Force. But although the rebellion itself was short-lived, the consequences for the region's international relations within Asia and with the West - especially given Brunei's emergence as a significant oilproducer - were far-reaching.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781350173835
            Released NZ 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
            View details for this title
            Total 502 jump to: go ‹ previous...34567...next ›