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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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            Reimagining Capitalism: How Business Can Save the World

            Reimagining Capitalism: How Business Can Save the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Henderson, Rebecca

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            Free market capitalism is one of humanity's greatest inventions, and the greatest source of prosperity the world has ever seen. But it's also on the verge of destroying the planet and destabilizing society in its single-minded pursuit of maximizing shareholder value. Rebecca Hend...erson, McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, argues for a new framework; one that can simultaneously make a positive societal impact by confronting the realities of the environment and the need to address social and economic inequality, while also delivering sustained financial performance to ensure economic growth that brings prosperity and well-being to society as a whole. Drawing on the lessons of companies from around the world who are acting on this responsibility - who are not only surviving but are thriving, becoming leaders in their industries and beginning to drive the wheel of change - Professor Henderson proves that this is not only a moral imperative for business but it's the only way to remain competitive in our changing world.
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            ISBN 9780241379677
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Alternative: And How We Build It
              

            The Alternative: And How We Build It (Hardback)

            By Jones, Owen

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            • Pub Date
              24 Sep 20

            We know our world's unequal. But, says Owen Jones, it doesn't have to stay that way. No status quo simply dissolves of its own accord: it must be replaced with something else. Without a real alternative that attracts the belief of millions of people, things will stay the same, if... only because it's impossible for many to imagine things looking any different. The Alternative tells us that change is possible, desirable and even inevitable - if we want it. Owen goes in search of the people who are already making change happen: from the US and the UK to Latin America, from the struggles of Hungarian and Turkish dissidents struggling against authoritarian governments to the millions-strong anti-austerity movement in Spain. On his travels, he gathers evidence on how an economy can be built for the many rather than being a racket for the few; how we can reboot welfare states, education systems and health services for the 21st century; and, last but not least, how we can build enough decent homes for people to live in. All this, he shows, must happen through renewed democracy: it is only democracy that can take on inequality and injustice. There is an alternative. We just have to learn how to make it happen. This book shows us how.
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            ISBN 9780241253960
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Why the Germans Do it Better: Lessons from a Grown-Up Country
             

            Why the Germans Do it Better: Lessons from a Grown-Up Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kampfner, John

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Emerging from a collection of disparate city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much prosperity in such a short time frame. Today, as much of the world succumbs to authoritarianism and democracy is undermined from its he...art, Germany stands as a bulwark for decency and stability. Mixing personal journey and anecdote with compelling empirical evidence, this is a searching and entertaining exploration of the country many in the West still love to hate. Raising important questions for our post-Brexit landscape, Kampfner asks why Germany has become a model for others to emulate, while Britain still languishes in wartime nostalgia and fails to tackle contemporary challenges. Part memoir, part history, part travelogue, Why the Germans Do It Better is a rich and witty portrait of an eternally fascinating country.
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            ISBN 9781786499769
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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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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            Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason

            Don't Burn This Book: Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rubin, Dave

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            From host of The Rubin Report, the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube right now, a roadmap for free thinking in an increasingly censored world.

            ISBN 9781472134516
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

            The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frankopan, Peter

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            'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. The New Silk Roads brings this story up... to date, addressing the present and future of a world that is changing dramatically. Following the Silk Roads eastwards, from Europe through to China, by way of Russia and the Middle East, The New Silk Roads provides a timely reminder that we live in a world that is profoundly interconnected. In an age of Brexit and Trump, the themes of isolation and fragmentation permeating the Western world stand in sharp contrast to events along the Silk Roads since 2015, where ties have been strengthened and mutual cooperation established. With brilliant insight, Peter Frankopan takes a fresh look at the network of relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the Silk Roads today, assessing the global reverberations of these continual shifts in the centre of power - all too often absent from headlines in the West. This important - and ultimately hopeful - book asks us to re-read who we are and where we are in the world, illuminating the themes on which all our lives and livelihood depend.
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            ISBN 9781526608062
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2018
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            Machiavelli Goes to the Movies: Understanding The Prince through Television and Film
             

            Machiavelli Goes to the Movies: Understanding The Prince through Television and Film (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kasper, Eric T.; Kozma, Troy

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            Machiavelli's The Prince is an important modern work of political science, but it is also one that has been often misinterpreted by students and scholars. This work helps the reader to better understand Machiavelli's consequentialism and realism by using examples from modern film...s and television series to illustrate his messages.
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            ISBN 9780739195963
            Released NZ 29 Aug 2016
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers

            Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers (Hardback, Main)

            By Runciman, David

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            Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that t...he power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered. They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. However, their personalities could help them as much as hurt them. Arguably the most successful of them, LBJ showed little indication that he supported what he is best known for - the Civil Rights Act - but his grit, resolve, and brute political skill saw him bend Congress to his will. David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?
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            ISBN 9781788163330
            Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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