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            Identity, Ignorance, Innovation: Why the old politics is useless - and what to do about it

            Identity, Ignorance, Innovation: Why the old politics is useless - and what to do about it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By d'Ancona, Matthew

            • RRP: $37.99
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            This book is a provocative intervention in a global debate that has been paralysed by the continued use of out-dated categories of political analysis. In it political journalist Matthew D'Ancona will propose a new way of understanding the crises of developed societies in the earl...y 21st Century - and plot a way forward.
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            ISBN 9781529303957
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Electrify: An Optimists Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future
             

            Electrify: An Optimists Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future (Hardback)

            By Griffith, Saul

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            An optimistic--but realistic and feasible--action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything. Climate change is a planetary emergency. We have to do something now--but what? Saul Griffith has a plan. In Electrify, Sa...ul Griffith lays out a detailed blueprint--optimistic but feasible--for fighting climate change while creating millions of new jobs and a healthier environment. Griffith's plan can be summed up simply: electrify everything. He explains exactly what it would take to transform our infrastructure, update our grid, and adapt our households to make this possible. Billionaires may contemplate escaping our worn-out planet on a private rocket ship to Mars, but the rest of us, Griffith says, will stay and fight for the future. Griffith, an engineer and inventor, calls for grid neutrality, ensuring that households, businesses, and utilities operate as equals; we will have to rewrite regulations that were created for a fossil-fueled world, mobilize industry as we did in World War II, and offer low-interest climate loans. Griffith's plan doesn't rely on big, not-yet-invented innovations, but on thousands of little inventions and cost reductions. We can still have our cars and our houses--but the cars will be electric and solar panels will cover our roofs. For a world trying to bounce back from a pandemic and economic crisis, there is no other project that would create as many jobs--up to twenty-five million, according to one economic analysis. Is this politically possible? We can change politics along with everything else.
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            ISBN 9780262046237
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Value(s): Building a Better World for All

            Value(s): Building a Better World for All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carney, Mark

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            Our world is full of fault lines - growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the... rise.
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            ISBN 9780008421137
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire

            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire (Hardback)

            By Satia, Priya

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            For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial gover...nance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it. Time's Monster reveals the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia's is an urgent moral voice.
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            ISBN 9780241464120
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice
             

            The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice (Hardback)

            By Faye, Shon

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than 1% of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarised 'debate', which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy... conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice. In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system, and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond. The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalised people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.
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            ISBN 9780241423141
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            China and Japan: Facing History

            China and Japan: Facing History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vogel, Ezra F.

            • RRP: $47.99
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            A Financial Times ?Summer Books? Selection ?Elegantly written?with a confidence that comes from decades of deep research on the topic, illustrating how influence and power have waxed and waned between the two countries.? ?Rana Mitter, Financial Times ?Vogel uses the powerful lens... of the past to frame contemporary Chinese-Japanese relations?[He] suggests that over the centuries???across both the imperial and the modern eras???friction has always dominated their relations.? ?Sheila A. Smith, Foreign Affairs ?Will become required reading.? ?Alexis Dudden, Times Literary Supplement China and Japan have cultural and political connections that stretch back fifteen hundred years, but today their relationship is strained. China's military buildup deeply worries Japan, while Japan's brutal occupation of China in World War II remains an open wound. In recent years both countries have insisted that the other side must openly address this contentious history before relations can improve. But what actually happened? Boldly tackling the most contentious chapters in this long and tangled relationship, Ezra Vogel uses the tools of a master historian to examine key turning points in Sino?Japanese history. Pivoting from past to present, he argues that for the sake of a stable world order, these two Asian giants must reset their relationship, starting with their common interests in scientific research and environmental protection.
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            ISBN 9780674251458
            Released NZ 16 Jul 2021
            Publisher Harvard University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Together: 10 Choices for a Better Now

            Together: 10 Choices for a Better Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Temelkuran, Ece

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            A book that defines our new political story, the one that will shape the way we see the world, the way we think of our politicians, and the way we shape the future.

            ISBN 9780008393816
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            My Secret Brexit Diary: A Glorious Illusion

            My Secret Brexit Diary: A Glorious Illusion (Hardback)

            By Barnier, Michel; Translated by Mackay, Robin

            • RRP: $59.99
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            In June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As the EU's chief negotiator, for four years Michel Barnier had a seat at the table as the two sides thrashed out what 'Brexit' would really mean. The result would change Britain and Europe forever.... During the 1600 days of complex and often acrimonious negotiations, Michel Barnier kept a secret diary. He recorded his private hopes and fears, and gave a blow-by-blow account as the negotiations oscillated between consensus and disagreement, transparency and lies. From Brussels to London, from Dublin to Nicosia, Michel Barnier's secret diary lifts the lid on what really happened behind the scenes of one of the most high-stakes negotiations in modern history. The result is a unique testimony from the ultimate insider on the hidden world of Brexit and those who made it happen.
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            ISBN 9781509550869
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2021
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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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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            Gunpower
             

            Gunpower (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blanchfield, Patrick

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            How might we break a 500 year cycle of American violence? America as a nation was built upon, enshrines, and runs on gunpower. From the original founding of the US to its present economic life, from its interventions abroad to its struggles at home, guns are everywhere. Without g...uns, the original territorial seizures and ethnic cleansing of the North American continent would never have been possible, nor would the institution of chattel slavery. Without guns, the policing required for America's capitalist industrialization would have been unthinkable, and so too would have been its ascent as a global military power and foremost arms dealer. Guns are the only object to be named in America's founding legal documents. Today, Americans own some 40% of all guns on the planet. Gunpower is, quite literally, constitutional to the American enterprise. Weaving together narrative history with contemporary politics, Gunpower offers a unique vision of America's past, present, and future in relation to gun violence and gun control. Rejecting the reductive distinctions between pro-gun and anti-gun, Democrat and Republican, Gunpower cuts through deadlocked debates to offer an account of what lies at the heart of the matter: the operations of power that America's gun saturation sustains. For those tired of the predictable cycles of horror, outrage, and resignation that have defined American debates over guns, Gunpower offers a vital toolkit for navigating a new landscape of protest, organizing, and political possibility.
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            ISBN 9781788736671
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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