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            The Buried: Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt
              

            The Buried: Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt (Paperback, Main)

            By Hessler, Peter

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            • Pub Date
              7 May 20

            'Tenacious, revelatory, and humane.' - Paul Theroux 'The Buried is the kind of book that you don't want to end and won't forget. With the eye of a great storyteller Peter Hessler weaves together history, reporting, memoir, and above all the lives of ordinary people in a beautiful... and haunting portrait of Egypt and its Revolution.' - Ben Rhodes In 2011, while revolution swept across Egypt, Peter Hessler was reporting on the everyday lives and ancient secrets of a country in turmoil. The result is this unforgettable work of literary and documentary brilliance. In The Buried, Hessler traces the human stories alongside the broader sweep of historic events: Tahrir Square, the massacres and the coup form the background, but so too do ancient cults, buried cities in the desert and dead pharaohs with huge ambitions. Most important are the people forging their lives in this world. We follow rubbish collector Sayyid; Arabic teacher Rifaat; and Manu, a translator. There are also the Chinese immigrants who have built a lingerie empire, politicians and ingenious archaeologists. Together, they raise the question: is revolution just repetition, or can things ever really change?
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            ISBN 9781788161312
            Released NZ 7 May 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Save the World on Your Own Time
              

            Save the World on Your Own Time (Paperback)

            By Fish, Stanley

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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

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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 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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            Unfree Speech: The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now
             

            Unfree Speech: The Threat to Global Democracy and Why We Must Act, Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wong, Joshua; Introduction by Weiwei, Ai

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            An urgent manifesto for global democracy from Joshua Wong, the twenty-three-year-old phenomenon leading Hong Kong's protests, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee --

            ISBN 9780143135715
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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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 Good State: On the Principles of Democracy
             

            The Good State: On the Principles of Democracy (Hardback)

            By Grayling, A. C.

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            As democracy shows signs of decay, how do we not only arrest its decline but build something better - a state which is democratic in the fullest sense?

            ISBN 9781786077189
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            How to be a Fascist: A Manual

            How to be a Fascist: A Manual (Paperback)

            By Murgia, Michela; Translated by Valente, Alex

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            Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties engaging in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making processes. Trying to engage so many people with political issues seems to lead only to complexity and disagreement.... So why bother? Doesn't fascism guarantee a more effective and efficient management of the state? In this short, bitingly ironic book, Michela Murgia explores the logic that is attracting increasing numbers of voters to right-wing populism. Ending with a 'fascistometer' to measure the reader's own authoritarian inclinations, How to be a Fascist is a refreshingly direct, polemical book that asks us to confront the fascist in our governments, in our societies and in our own minds.
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            ISBN 9781782276159
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            Possibility of Democracy: Tonga's Progression from Absolute Monarchy to Power Sharing
              

            Possibility of Democracy: Tonga's Progression from Absolute Monarchy to Power Sharing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Koloamatangi, Malakai

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            • Pub Date
              6 Nov 20

            When reverence for a monarch and the quest for democracy collide

            ISBN 9780994132512
            Published NZ 6 Nov 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
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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

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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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