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Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free

Peace, Power & Politics: How New Zealand Became Nuclear Free (Paperback)

By Leadbeater, Maire

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This is a story of how ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealands foreign policy and our identity as a nation. The story of peace activism from our pre-recorded history to 1975 was told in Peace People: A history of peace activities in New Zealand (1992) by Elsi...e Locke. In this new book her daughter Maire Leadbeater takes the story up to the 1990s in an account of the dramatic stories of the colourful and courageous activist campaigns that led the New Zealand government to enact nuclear-free legislation in 1987. Politicians took the credit, but they were responding to a powerful groundswell of public opinion. In this country nuclear disarmament has become part of our communal psyche to a greater extent than in any other western-aligned nation, but when politicians choose pragmatism over principle in foreign policy, peace and justice suffer. Peace activism is an ongoing story.
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ISBN 9781877578588
Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781877578588
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 1 Nov 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Leadbeater, Maire
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Political Activism
Nuclear Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 266mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 327.1720993
Weight 1,030g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade