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            Crosshairs
              

            Crosshairs (Paperback)

            By Hernandez, Catherine

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              8 Jul 21

            Kay, a Black drag queen, must evade and resist the government's concentration camps for queer and diverse communities. This revolutionary and triumphant dystopian expertly draws out the societal injustices of the west, and lays a path for communities and their allies to overthrow... the system.
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            ISBN 9781913090708
            Released NZ 8 Jul 2021
            Publisher Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance
             

            How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance (Hardback)

            By Mason, Paul

            • RRP: $50.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi's India to Bolsonaro's Brazil and Erdogan's Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again - and we need to find a better way to fight it. In The Truth Is ...Not Enough, Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right. The book is both a chilling portrait of contemporary fascism, and a compelling history of the fascist phenomenon: its psychological roots, political theories and genocidal logic. Fascism, Mason powerfully argues, is a symptom of capitalist failure, and it has haunted us throughout the twentieth century. History shows us the conditions that breed fascism, and how it can be successfully overcome. But it is up to us in the present to challenge it, and time is running out. From the ashes of Covid-19, we have an opportunity to create a fairer, more equal society. To do so, we must ask ourselves: what kind of world do we want to live in? And what are we going to do about it?
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            ISBN 9780141996394
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            This Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe

            This Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe (Hardback)

            By Tombs, Robert

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Geography comes before history. Islands cannot have the same history as continental plains. The United Kingdom is a European country, but not the same kind of European country as Germany, Poland or Hungary. For most of the 150 centuries during which Britain has been inhabited it ...has been on the edge, literally and culturally, of mainland Europe. Robert Tombs argues that the Brexit vote is historically explicable - though not historically inevitable - by Britain's very different experience of the 20th century, and our more extensive and deeper economic and cultural ties outside Europe. Now that the Brexit debate has been decided and the turmoil has lessened, Tombs places Britain's period as a member of the EU, and exit from it, in a historical context. He considers the islands' sovereign history and their future role as a global, rather than European, Britain.
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            ISBN 9780241480380
            Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World

            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Raihani, Nichola

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            Why cooperate? This may be the most important scientific question we have ever, and will ever face. The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also, if we are not careful, where we might end up.Cooperation is the means by which complex life arose, allowing ...us to move from strands of DNA to modern-day nation states. But cooperation is also fragile, and not easy to reconcile with the theory of evolution by natural selection and selfish genes. In the natural world, individuals don't tend to help other individuals; cooperating does not seem to come naturally. However, there are some outliers - and they just happen to be some of the most fascinating and extraordinarily successful species on this planet. We are among them.This book is a story about us - you and me. But it is also about them- the other species who have discovered a cooperative way of life - from the pied babblers of the Kalahari to the cleaner fish of the Great Barrier Reef. The clues to understanding our own place on Earth exist not only in comparisons with other primates but on multiple different branches of the evolutionary tree, where we find species who live, like us- together.Written at a time of global pandemic, when the challenges and importance of cooperation have never been greater, THE SOCIAL INSTINCT is a fascinating insight into what makes us human.
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            ISBN 9781787332058
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Save the World on Your Own Time
              

            Save the World on Your Own Time (Paperback)

            By Fish, Stanley

            • RRP: $29.99
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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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            We the People: Participation in Governance
              

            We the People: Participation in Governance (Paperback)

            By Charters, Dean; Edited by Knight, Dean

            • RRP: $60.00
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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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            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World

            The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World (Hardback)

            By Raihani, Nichola

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Why cooperate? This may be the most important scientific question we have ever, and will ever, face. The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also where we might end up. Cooperation explains how strands of DNA gave rise to modern-day nation states. It def...ines our extraordinary ecological success as well as many of the most surprising features of what make us human: not only why we live in families, why we have grandmothers and why women experience the menopause, but also why we become paranoid and jealous, and why we cheat. Nichola Raihani also introduces us to other species who, like us, live and work together. From the pied babblers of the Kalahari to the cleaner fish of the Great Barrier Reef, they happen to be some of the most fascinating and extraordinarily successful species on this planet. What do we have in common with these other species, and what is it that sets us apart? Written at a time of global pandemic, when the challenges and importance of cooperation have never been greater, The Social Instinct is an exhilarating, far-reaching and thought-provoking journey through all life on Earth, with profound insights into what makes us human and how our societies work.
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            ISBN 9781787332041
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads: Technological Change and the Future of Politics
             

            Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads: Technological Change and the Future of Politics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boix, Carles

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 21

            An incisive history of the changing relationship between democracy and capitalism The twentieth century witnessed the triumph of democratic capitalism in the industrialized West, with widespread popular support for both free markets and representative elections. Today, that polit...ical consensus appears to be breaking down, disrupted by polarization and income inequality, widespread dissatisfaction with democratic institutions, and insurgent populism. Tracing the history of democratic capitalism over the past two centuries, Carles Boix explains how we got here-and where we could be headed. Boix looks at three defining stages of capitalism, each originating in a distinct time and place with its unique political challenges, structure of production and employment, and relationship with democracy. He begins in nineteenth-century Manchester, where factory owners employed unskilled laborers at low wages, generating rampant inequality and a restrictive electoral franchise. He then moves to Detroit in the early 1900s, where the invention of the modern assembly line shifted labor demand to skilled blue-collar workers. Boix shows how growing wages, declining inequality, and an expanding middle class enabled democratic capitalism to flourish. Today, however, the information revolution that began in Silicon Valley in the 1970s is benefitting the highly educated at the expense of the traditional working class, jobs are going offshore, and inequality has risen sharply, making many wonder whether democracy and capitalism are still compatible. Essential reading for these uncertain times, Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads proposes sensible policy solutions that can help harness the unruly forces of capitalism to preserve democracy and meet the challenges that lie ahead.
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            ISBN 9780691216898
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn

            Left Out: The Inside Story of Labour Under Corbyn (Hardback)

            By Pogrund, Gabriel; Maguire, Patrick

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            The definitive inside account of Labour's rise and demise under Corbyn Left Out by Gabriel Pogrund and Patrick Maguire draws on exceptional access throughout the Labour party and Corbyn's inner circle to reveal in full and for the first time the extraordinary story of Labour's tu...multuous transformation in the last three years. A gripping narrative account of the party's journey from Corbyn's zenith, immediately after the general election of 2017, to its humbling at the election of 2019 and a new leadership contest, it will reveal a party riven by infighting, factionalism and crisis. By turns shocking, farcical and tragic, it will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand one of the most remarkable periods in the history of the British Left. As well as an authoritative account of the war within Labour over its Brexit policy and whether to back the calling of a general election, it will shed dramatic new light on what was happening behind the scenes during the antisemitism scandal and the formation of the break-away Independent Group, as well as the plots, failed coups and secret negotiations that were taking place throughout the 2019 general election campaign itself. Ultimately, it will help explain Labour's collapse at the polls and reveal a party that has fundamentally shifted on its axis, with profound implications for its long-term future.
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            ISBN 9781847926456
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How the World Works
             

            How the World Works (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chomsky, Noam

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            With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. This title collects speeches and interviews with Chomsky. It includes What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secret...s, Lies and Democracy; and, The Common Good.
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            ISBN 9780241145388
            Released NZ 3 May 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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