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            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Klein, Naomi

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            The fight for a green world is the fight of our lives. And with On Fire, Naomi Klein gives us the ammunition to do it. In frank, personal terms, she shows us how the only way forward out of a polluted world of our own making is only through policy reform - a concrete set of actio...ns to combat the mounting threat of total environmental catastrophe. What's needed, she argues, is something with radical verve and guaranteed protections: in other words, a New Deal. On Fire finds Klein at her most canny and prophetic, and the stakes of our imperiled global situation higher than ever before. In wide-ranging essays reporting from varying stages of ecological crisis - from prescient clarion calls from years ago to our panicked present - Klein wakes us up from our environmental sleepwalk and sets us on a course of potent, necessary action.
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            ISBN 9780241410738
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
              

            The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy (Hardback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            • Pub Date
              26 Feb 20

            As democracy shows signs of decay, how do we not only arrest its decline but build something better - a state which is democratic in the fullest sense?

            ISBN 9781786077189
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Human Cargo
              

            Human Cargo (Paperback, New edition)

            By Naumann, Ruth

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            Population mobility, migrants and refugees, is about migration in all its forms - immigration, emigration, forced, voluntary, historical, contemporary, future, international, internal, mobility and population change - and its causes and results. Each unit is stand-alone with s...kill-based activities designed to be accessible to all ability groups. Topical content written from a New Zealand perspective/context. The largest migrations in human history are described along with coverage of topical issues such as the refugee crisis in Europe and human trafficking. S STUDENTS: Year Level: 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 and 13 Discipline: Social Studies
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            ISBN 9780170389327
            Published NZ 10 Apr 2017
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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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            Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him

            Beautiful Country Burn Again: Trump's Rise to Power, and the State of the Country that Voted for Him (Paperback, Main)

            By Fountain, Ben

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            A timely, interrogative, passionate but even-handed exploration of the state of US politics, from the New York Times bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

            ISBN 9781786892003
            Released NZ 28 Nov 2018
            Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

            A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution (Hardback)

            By Popkin, Jeremy

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            From an award-winning historian, a magisterial account of the revolution that created the modern world

            ISBN 9780465096664
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case
             

            Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case (Hardback)

            By Lieven, Anatol

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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            In the past two centuries we have experienced wave after wave of overwhelming change. Entire continents have been resettled; there are billions more of us; the jobs done by countless people would be unrecognisable to their predecessors; scientific change has transformed us all in... confusing, terrible and miraculous ways. Anatol Lieven's major new book provides the frame that has long been needed to understand how we should react to climate change. This is a vast challenge, but we have often in the past had to deal with such challenges: the industrial revolution, major wars and mass migration have seen mobilizations of human energy on the greatest scale. Just as previous generations had to face the unwanted and unpalatable, so do we. In a series of incisive, compelling interventions, Lieven shows how in this emergency our crucial building block is the nation state. The drastic action required both to change our habits and protect ourselves can be carried out not through some vague globalism but through maintaining social cohesion and through our current governmental, fiscal and military structures. This is a book which will provoke innumerable discussions.
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            ISBN 9780241394076
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump
             

            Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Isikoff, Michael; Corn, David

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            Russian Roulette is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the gl...obal stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election. The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no third-rate burglary. It was far more sophisticated and sinister - a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle - including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn - and Russia. Russian Roulette chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?
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            ISBN 9781538731802
            Released NZ 20 Mar 2018
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Learning about the vast concept of politics can be daunting, this book makes it easier than ever by giving you all the big ideas, simply explained. It includes more than 100 ideas in the history of politics that are helpfully broken down so that abstract topics, such as theoretic...al foundations and practical applications become real.
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            ISBN 9781409364450
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse
              

            Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (Paperback)

            By Orr, David W.

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            David W. Orr looks at the causes and consequences of the coming climate destabilization, which he argues is the result of the largest political failure in history. While better technology and smarter economics are important to limit the eventual scope and scale of the problem, cl...imate change will require basic changes in governance.
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            ISBN 9780199829361
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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