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            Government and Politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand
             

            Government and Politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)

            By Hayward, Janine; Greaves, Lara; Timperley, Claire

            • RRP: $114.99
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            Government and Politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand (Seventh edition) is the principal guide to the political context, institutions and processes of government in New Zealand.

            ISBN 9780190325497
            Published NZ 9 Jul 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            425 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (Hardback)

            By Ferguson, Niall

            • RRP: $65.00
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            Disasters are by their very nature hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared ...than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of a number of devloped countries to a new pathogen from China were badly bungled. Why? The facile answer is to blame poor leadership. While populist rulers have certainly performed poorly in the face of the pandemic, more profund problems have been exposed by COVID-19. Only when we understand the central challenge posed by disaster in history can we see that this was also a failure of an administrative state and of economic elites that had grown myopic over much longer than just a few years. Why were so many Cassandras for so long ignored? Why did only some countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? Why do appeals to 'the science' often turn out to be mere magical thinking? Drawing from multiple disciplines, including history, economics, public health and network science, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe is a global post mortem for a plague year. Drawing on preoccupations that have shaped his books for some twenty years, Niall Ferguson describes the pathologies that have done us so much damage: from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online schism. COVID-19 was a test failed by countries who must learn some serious lessons from history if they are to avoid the doom of irreversible decline.
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            ISBN 9780241488447
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603-1707: The Double Crown
              

            A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603-1707: The Double Crown (Paperback)

            By Smith, David Lee

            • RRP: $96.58
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            From the union of the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603 to the union of the kingdoms in 1707, this book explores the intersecting histories of the Stuart monarchies, and considers how events in each nation were shaped by being part of a multiple kingdom as well as by their i...nternal dynamics.
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            ISBN 9780631194026
            Released NZ 28 Feb 1998
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series A History of the Modern British Isles
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

            Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hicks, Barbara Jean; Illustrated by Hendra, Sue

            • RRP: $14.99
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            What do monsters eat? The waitress in this restaurant just doesn't have a clue.Monsters don't eat broccoli!How could she think we do? In this rollicking picture book written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Sue Hendra, monsters insist they don't like broccoli. They'd rath...er snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees they're munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables aren't so bad after all! This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own.
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            ISBN 9780385755214
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 3-7 years
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            It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump
              

            It Was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stevens, Stuart

            • RRP: $30.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 Sep 21

            From the most successful Republican political operative of his generation, a searing, unflinching, and deeply personal expose of how his party became what it is today Stuart Stevens spent decades electing Republicans at every level, from presidents to senators to local officials.... He knows the GOP as intimately as anyone in America, and in this new book he offers a devastating portrait of a party that has lost its moral and political compass. This is not a book about how Donald J. Trump hijacked the Republican Party and changed it into something else. Stevens shows how Trump is in fact the natural outcome of five decades of hypocrisy and self-delusion, dating all the way back to the civil rights legislation of the early 1960s. Stevens shows how racism has always lurked in the modern GOP's DNA, from Goldwater's opposition to desegregation to Ronald Reagan's welfare queens and states' rights rhetoric. He gives an insider's account of the rank hypocrisy of the party's claims to embody family values, and shows how the party's vaunted commitment to fiscal responsibility has been a charade since the 1980s. When a party stands for nothing, he argues, it is only natural that it will be taken over by the loudest and angriest voices in the room. It Was All a Lie is not just an indictment of the Republican Party, but a candid and often lacerating mea culpa. Stevens is not asking for pity or forgiveness; he is simply telling us what he has seen firsthand. He helped to create the modern party that kneels before a morally bankrupt con man and now he wants nothing more than to see what it has become burned to the ground.
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            ISBN 9780593080979
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Nov 2021
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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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            Fear: Trump in the White House
             

            Fear: Trump in the White House (Hardback)

            By Woodward, Bob

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            THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisel...y how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office.
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            ISBN 9781501175510
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Republic
              

            Republic (Paperback, New edition)

            By Plato; Translated by Davies, John Llewelyn; Vaughan, David James; Introduction by Watt, Stephen; Series edited by Griffith, Tom

            • RRP: $15.99
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            The Republic deals with almost the whole range of Plato's thought, but is particularly concerned with what makes a well-balanced society and individual. It combines argument with myth to advocate a life organized by reason rather than dominated by leisures and appetites.

            ISBN 9781853264832
            Released NZ 7 May 1996
            Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Wordsworth Classics of World Literature
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            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

            Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ferguson, Niall

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Disasters are by their very nature hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared ...than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of a number of devloped countries to a new pathogen from China were badly bungled. Why? The facile answer is to blame poor leadership. While populist rulers have certainly performed poorly in the face of the pandemic, more profund problems have been exposed by COVID-19. Only when we understand the central challenge posed by disaster in history can we see that this was also a failure of an administrative state and of economic elites that had grown myopic over much longer than just a few years. Why were so many Cassandras for so long ignored? Why did only some countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? Why do appeals to 'the science' often turn out to be mere magical thinking? Drawing from multiple disciplines, including history, economics and network science, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe is a global post mortem for a plague year. Drawing on preoccupations that have shaped his books for some twenty years, Niall Ferguson describes the pathologies that have done us so much damage: from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online schism. COVID-19 was a test failed by countries who must learn some serious lessons from history if they are to avoid the doom of irreversible decline.
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            ISBN 9780241501764
            Released NZ 11 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
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            American Kompromat: how the KGB cultivated Donald Trump, and related tales of sex, greed, power, and treachery

            American Kompromat: how the KGB cultivated Donald Trump, and related tales of sex, greed, power, and treachery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Unger, Craig

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            THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. American Kompromat unravels the Russian-influenced operations that amassed the dirty little secrets of the richest and most powerful men on earth. American Kompromat is based on extended and exclusive interviews with high-level sources in th...e KGB, CIA, and FBI, as well as lawyers at white-shoe Washington firms, associates of Jeffrey Epstein, and thousands of pages of FBI reports, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian. A narrative offering jaw-dropping context, and set in Upper East Side mansions and private Caribbean islands, gigantic yachts, and private jets, American Kompromat shows that from Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, Russian operations transformed the darkest secrets of the most powerful people in the world into potent weapons that served its interests. Among its many revelations, American Kompromat addresses what may be the single most important unanswered question of the entire Trump era - and one that Unger argues is even more important now that Trump is out of office- Was Donald Trump a Russian asset? Just how compromised was he? And how could such an audacious feat have been accomplished? To answer these questions and more, Craig Unger reports, is to understand kompromat - operations that amassed compromising information on the richest and most powerful men on earth, and that leveraged power by appealing to what is, for some, the most prized possession of all- their vanity. This is a story that transcends the end of the Trump administration, illuminating a major underreported aspect of Trump's corruption that has profoundly damaged American democracy.
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            ISBN 9781922310958
            Published NZ 15 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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