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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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            • Pub Date
              26 Feb 20

            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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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            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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            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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            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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            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 Buried: Life, Death and Revolution in Egypt
             

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

            By Hessler, Peter

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            In 2011, the world's eyes were on Egypt, as revolution swept across the country. But what lay below the surface of events was harder to see. Living in Cairo, over the following years award-winning writer Peter Hessler set out to uncover the everyday lives and archaeological secre...ts of a country in turmoil. From the protests in Tahrir square, to Egypt's first democratic elections, and on to the massacres, the coup and its aftermath, The Buried follows the ongoing events of the Arab Spring while also exploring the social forces and historical context behind it. At its heart lies human stories: iconoclastic Pharaoh Akhenaten, rubbish collector Saeed, Arabic teacher Rifaat, Chinese lingerie salesmen and resourceful archaeologists. Together, they raise the question: is revolution just repetition, or can things really change? Through extraordinary first-hand reporting and deep research, Hessler brings to light the relationship between the ancient past and the contemporary condition, the political and the personal, to create an unforgettable work of literary and documentary brilliance.
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            ISBN 9781788161305
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

            Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Paperback)

            By O'Neil, Cathy

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            New York Times Bestseller 'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year 'A manual for the 21st-century citizen...accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Federica Cocco, Financial Times A former Wall Street quant sounds an al...arm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. And yet, as Cathy O'Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and incontestable, even when they're wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination. Tracing the arc of a person's life, O'Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These weapons of math destruction score teachers and students, sort CVs, grant or deny loans, evaluate workers, target voters, and monitor our health. O'Neil calls on modellers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use. But in the end, it's up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives. This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions, uncover the truth, and demand change.
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            ISBN 9780141985411
            Released NZ 19 Jun 2017
            Publisher Penguin
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            What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea
             

            What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea (Hardback)

            By Traub, James

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            A sweeping history of liberalism, from its earliest origins to its imperiled present and uncertain future Donald Trump is the first American president to regard liberal values with open contempt. He has company: the leaders of Italy, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, among others, are... also avowed illiberals. What happened? Why did liberalism lose the support it once enjoyed? In Title TK, James Traub returns to the origins of liberalism, in the aftermath of the American and French revolutions and in the works of such great thinkers as John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin. Although the first liberals were deeply skeptical of majority rule, the liberal faith adapted, coming to encompass belief in not only individual rights and free markets, but also state action to provide basic goods. By the second half of the twentieth century, liberalism had become the national creed of the most powerful country in the world. But this consensus did not last. Liberalism is now widely regarded as an antiquated doctrine. Title TK reviews the evolution of the liberal idea over more than two centuries for lessons on how it can rebuild its majoritarian foundations.
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            ISBN 9781541616851
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Basic Books
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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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            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Giridharadas, Anand

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            In this insider's investigation of the global elite's efforts to 'change the world', Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can - except ways that threaten the social order a...nd their position at the top. Why should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? Why should we rely on scraps from the winners? Trenchant and revelatory, this is a call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.Anand Giridharadas is a political analyst for MSNBC and he teaches journalism at New York University. He has been a foreign correspondent and columnist for the New York Times and a McKinsey analyst.
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            ISBN 9780241400722
            Released NZ 5 Feb 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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