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            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters
              

            People and Place: Why Where We Live Matters (Paperback)

            By Morrison, Philip S.

            • RRP: $14.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Apr 20

            Where we live impacts our wellbeing - and so is a crucial element in public policy. This book provides an analysis of the research thus far and points to ways in which we can improve everyone's wellbeing through an awareness of the influence of geography.

            ISBN 9781988545837
            Published NZ 9 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            The Fabulists: The World's New Rulers, Their Myths and the Struggle Against Them

            The Fabulists: The World's New Rulers, Their Myths and the Struggle Against Them (Hardback)

            By Peel, Michael

            • RRP: $38.99
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            What do Rodrigo Duterte, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Aung San Suu Kyi have in common?

            ISBN 9781786076595
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World

            Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World (Hardback)

            By Ayres, Alyssa

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            Long plagued by poverty, India's recent economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging powers-but what kind of power it wants to be remains a mystery. Cautious Superpower explains why India behaves the way it does, and the role it is likely to play globally... as its prominence grows.
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            ISBN 9780190494520
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies

            The Debt Delusion: Living Within Our Means and Other Fallacies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weeks, John F.

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            'Governments should spend no more than their tax income.' Most people in Europe and North America accept this statement as simple common sense. It resonates with the deeply engrained economic metaphors that dominate public discourse, from 'living within your means' to 'balancing ...the budget' - all necessary, or so conventional wisdom holds, to avoid the dangers of debt, taxation and financial ruin. This book shows how these homely metaphors constitute the 'debt delusion': a set of plausible-sounding yet false ideas that have been used to justify damaging austerity policies. John Weeks debunks these myths, explaining the true story behind public spending, taxation, and debt, and their real function in the management of our economies. He demonstrates that disputes about public finances are not primarily technical matters best left to specialists and experts, as many politicians would have us believe, but rather fundamentally questions about our true political priorities. Requiring no prior economic knowledge, this is an ideal primer for anyone wishing to cut through the rhetoric and misinformation that dominate political debates on economics and become an informed citizen.
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            ISBN 9781509532940
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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            Windows of Opportunity: How Nations Create Wealth
             

            Windows of Opportunity: How Nations Create Wealth (Hardback, Main)

            By Sainsbury, Lord David

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            Is neoclassical economics dead? Why have the biggest industrial economies stagnated since the financial crisis? Is the competitive threat from China a tired metaphor or a genuine danger to our standard of living? Lord David Sainsbury draws on his experience in business and govern...ment to assemble the evidence and comes to some startling conclusions. In Windows of Opportunity, he argues that economic growth comes not as a steady process, but as a series of jumps, based on investment in high value-added firms. Because these firms are engaged in winner-takes-all competition, rapid growth in one country can indeed come at the expense of growth in another, contrary to the standard models. He suggests a new theory of growth and development, with a role for government in 'picking winners' at the level of technologies and industries rather than individual firms. With the role of industrial policy at the centre of the Brexit debate, but a significant intellectual gap in setting out what that policy should be, this book could not be more timely.
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            ISBN 9781788163842
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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 Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality
              

            The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sunkara, Bhaskar

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Apr 20

            From one of the most prominent voices on the American Left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism in the United States today In The Socialist Manifesto, Bhaskar Sunkara explores socialism's history since the mid-1800s and presents a realistic vision for its future. Wit...h the stunning popularity of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Americans are embracing the class politics of socialism. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a socialist system in America look like? The editor of Jacobin magazine, Sunkara shows that socialism, though often seen primarily as an economic system, in fact offers the means to fight all forms of oppression, including racism and sexism. The ultimate goal is not Soviet-style planning, but to win rights to healthcare, education, and housing, and to create new democratic institutions in workplaces and communities. A primer on socialism for the 21st century, this is a book for anyone seeking an end to the vast inequities of our age.
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            ISBN 9781541647107
            Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
            Publisher Basic Books
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            Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government
             

            Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harper, Christine; Volcker, Paul A.

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 May 20

            The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration we need as our constitutional system and political tradition are being tested to the breaking point

            ISBN 9781541788305
            Released NZ 12 May 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Kicking The Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011
              

            Kicking The Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Johannsson, Jon; Levine, Stephen

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            "The All Blacks had last won the Rugby World Cup in 1987, when Prime Minister David Lange and the Labour team likewise scored a convincing victory. In 2011, New Zealand again hosted the Rugby World Cup, and once again two national teams emerged triumphant - the All Blacks, led by... captain Richie McCaw, and the National Party, led by Prime Minister John Key. This book tells the story of this 2011 election, set against the backdrop of a country caught up in rugby heroics and the aftermath of several life-changing natural disasters. It's the story of an odd campaign - of leaders' debates where the most memorable line, 'show me the money!', comes from a Hollywood movie; and of a meeting for a 'cup of tea', intended to promote the return to Parliament of one party, ACT, which ends up igniting the re-entry to Parliament of another, New Zealand First. It's the story of an election that winds up toppling two party leaders (Labour's Phil Goff and ACT's Don Brash) and ends, at last, the three-year political honeymoon of a third, John Key, even as he wins another term. Kicking the Tyres includes among its authors some of the winners of the 2011 election - New Zealand First's Winston Peters; the Greens' Metiria Turei; National's Steven Joyce; United Future's Peter Dunne; and the Greens' Mojo Mathers. What went wrong is the subject of chapters written by participants from other parties, including Labour's Grant Robertson and high-ranking candidates from the Maori Party, Mana and ACT. Kicking the Tyres views the campaign and the election from a variety of angles and perspectives. New Zealand's wittiest political commentator, Jane Clifton, writes about 'the worm' and other inanities of 2011. Jon Johansson and Colin James discuss John Key's leadership and the impact of the Pike River mine disaster and the Christchurch earthquakes on the government and the country. Other contributors examine the images and 'brands' of New Zealand's political parties and their leaders; the role of Fac
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            ISBN 9780864738349
            Published NZ 12 Jul 2012
            Publisher Victoria University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia
             

            Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (Hardback)

            By Cooley, Alexander A.; Heathershaw, John

            • RRP: $62.99
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            A penetrating look into the unrecognized and unregulated links between autocratic regimes in Central Asia and centers of power and wealth throughout the West

            ISBN 9780300208443
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2017
            Publisher Yale University Press
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