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            The Little Book of Politics
             

            The Little Book of Politics (Paperback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              21 Jul 20

            Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, Rousseau's social contract ...to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. One of a series of new, compact sister titles to DK's Big Ideas series, The Little Book of Politics offers you the same combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go.
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            ISBN 9780241426432
            Released NZ 21 Jul 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Proof of Conspiracy

            Proof of Conspiracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Abramson, Seth

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            The story of how Trump's international collusion with Russia and the Middle East is endangering democracy

            ISBN 9781471186288
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Save the World on Your Own Time
              

            Save the World on Your Own Time (Paperback)

            By Fish, Stanley

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            [Save the World on Your Own Time] is invariably smart, stimulating, and provocative. It is filled with insights and crackles with verve. It is a joy to take in. --Texas Law Review

            ISBN 9780199892976
            Released NZ 31 May 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Surviving Autocracy
             

            Surviving Autocracy (Hardback)

            By Gessen, Masha

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            'An indispensable voice of and for this moment' Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny Many of us are consumed by news cycles reporting on Trump's latest astonishing policy or declaration, and the overwhelming sense we have is one of confusion and incredulity - how could this be ha...ppening? As the 2020 US Presidential race takes shape, SURVIVING AUTOCRACY provides an indispensable overview of the calamitous trajectory of the past few years. Drawing on her Soviet childhood and two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia, acclaimed New Yorker journalist and prize-winning author Masha Gessen links together seemingly disparate elements of Trump's regime to offer a roadmap for understanding Trump's approach, policies and ultimate aims. Highlighting an inventory of ravages to liberal democracy, including the corrosion of the media, the justice system and cultural norms, she posits that America is in the throws of an autocratic attempt. Gessen's penetrating analysis offers a new political discourse to replace that which has been so thoroughly degraded, and with it, a clearer path to action. Manifesto-like, Surviving Autocracy is threaded with solutions to the current situation, such as developing a political language that encompasses autocratic impulses, a more agile and honest media, and a visionary moral politics to counter Trump's extraordinary on-going assault.
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            ISBN 9781783786763
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            We the People: Participation in Governance
              

            We the People: Participation in Governance (Paperback)

            By Charters, Dean; Edited by Knight, Dean

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            The analyses in this book focus on the participation of the people within New Zealand's system of government. The chapters provide a thorough examination of the government's size, accessibility, structure, electoral system, and active committees in order to explain trends in the ...participation of sub-state actors, such as indigenous peoples and other minority groups.
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            ISBN 9780864736925
            Published NZ 12 Jan 2011
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            People Without Power: The war on populism and the fight for democracy
             

            People Without Power: The war on populism and the fight for democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frank, Thomas

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            • Pub Date
              15 Jul 20

            An eye-opening account of populism, the most important - and misunderstood - movement of our time. Everything we think we know about populism is wrong. Today, populism is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and Europea...n extremists. But this is a mistake. The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Taking us from the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing US Populist Party fought plutocrats, to the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman, Frank reminds us how much we owe to the populist ethos. Frank also shows that elitist groups have reliably detested populism, lashing out at working-class concerns; today's moral panic in liberal circles is only the latest expression. Frank pummels the elites, revisits the movement's provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism. People Without Power is a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution.
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            ISBN 9781925849288
            Published NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Snowden's Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance

            Snowden's Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance (Hardback)

            By Bruder, Jessica; Maharidge, Dale

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            Parts of this book appeared originally under the same title in Harper's Magazine, May 17, 2017 -- T.p verso.

            ISBN 9781788733434
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think
             

            Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think (Hardback)

            By Litt, David

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            The democracy you live in today is different - completely different - than the democracy you were born into.Since 1980, the number of Americans legally barred from voting has more than doubled.

            ISBN 9780062879363
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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 Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
             

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

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            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
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