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            Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics
             

            Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Flapped tpb)

            By Geoghegan, Peter

            • RRP: $36.42
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            The story of how undisclosed donations - 'dark money'- have infiltrated British politics, undermining public faith in democracy and fuelling the rise of populism across the West.

            ISBN 9781789546033
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
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            Imagining Decolonisation
             

            Imagining Decolonisation (Paperback)

            Contributions by Kiddle, Rebecca; Elkington, Bianca; Jackson, Moana; Mercier, Ocean

            • RRP: $14.99
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            This book sets out the case for decolonisation by illuminating - through anecdotal, real life examples - what decolonisation might look and feel like.

            ISBN 9781988545783
            Published NZ 9 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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            Liar's Circus

            Liar's Circus (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hoffman, Carl

            • RRP: $34.99
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            This is the 20th anniversary edition of WITCH: A MAGICKAL JOURNEY.

            ISBN 9780008415983
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?

            The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good? (Hardback)

            By Sandel, Michael J.

            • RRP: $48.00
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            These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that you can make it if you try . And the consequence is ...a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit and election of Donald Trump. Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the polarized politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality. Sandel highlights the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success - more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility, and more hospitable to a politics of the common good.
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            ISBN 9780241407592
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

            Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors (Hardback)

            By Goldsworthy, Adrian

            • RRP: $55.00
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            A joint biography of Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great.

            ISBN 9781784978709
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?

            The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sandel, Michael J.

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $30.00
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            These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that you can make it if you try . And the consequence is ...a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit and election of Donald Trump. Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the polarized politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality. Sandel highlights the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success - more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility, and more hospitable to a politics of the common good.
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            ISBN 9780241407608
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              24 Jan 21

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 24 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            False Start in Paradise: Cook Islands Self-government
               

            False Start in Paradise: Cook Islands Self-government (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Short, Iaveta

            • RRP: $104.50
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            "After sixty-five years under New Zealand control, the Cook Islands adopted the United Nations push for self-government which it achieved in 1965, led by the enigmatic Albert Henry. But the early promise was left unfulfilled as Henry, attempting to build a self-serving empire, ma...nipulated the political system and used Government funds to stay in power. This led to a major court battle where for the first time a government was overturned by a court decision. It ushered in another enigmatic leader, Sir Tom Davis, who had spent many years in the US with the NASA space programme. Davis changed the direction of the Cook Islands to a liberal, free market, open economy. Decades of political seesawing followed as the Cook Islands tried to right its political and economic boat in the turbulent winds of a tiny democracy. Too often its mishaps and false starts resulted from so much enthusiasm but little knowledge and experience of running a modern democracy. This book is an attempt to record many of the events and people that contributed to this enthralling, difficult and politically turbulent period in the short life of a tiny island democracy."--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9780473497576
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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            Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone
             

            Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three: Herself Alone (Paperback)

            By Moore, Charles

            • RRP: $46.14
            • $46.14
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            The final part of Charles Moore's bestselling and definitive biography of Britain's first female Prime Minister, 'One of the great biographical achievements of our times' (Sunday Times) A TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, SPECTATOR, TELEGRAPH, IRISH TIMES, NEW STATESMANAND SP...ECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR How did Margaret Thatcher change and divide Britain? How did her model of combative female leadership help shape the way we live now? How did the woman who won the Cold War and three general elections in succession find herself pushed out by her own MPs? Charles Moore's full account, based on unique access to Margaret Thatcher herself, her papers and her closest associates, tells the story of her last period in office, her combative retirement and the controversy that surrounded her even in death. It includes the Fall of the Berlin Wall which she had fought for and the rise of the modern EU which she feared. It lays bare her growing quarrels with colleagues and reveals the truth about her political assassination. Moore's three-part biography of Britain's most important peacetime prime minister paints an intimate political and personal portrait of the victories and defeats, the iron will but surprising vulnerability of the woman who dominated in an age of male power. This is the full, enthralling story.
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            ISBN 9780141986920
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The King's Fool

            The King's Fool (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Binebine, Mahi; Translated by Faccini, Ben

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A story of corrosive love, loyalty and despotic power at the heart of the Moroccan court.

            ISBN 9780857058256
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            34 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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