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            A Promised Land
             

            A Promised Land (Hardback)

            By Obama, Barack

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            A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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            ISBN 9780241491515
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Surviving Autocracy
             

            Surviving Autocracy (Hardback)

            By Gessen, Masha

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            The only book you need to read to understand the events of the past four years in Trump's America, from the prize-winning Russian-American New Yorker writer.

            ISBN 9781783786763
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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

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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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            Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think

            Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think (Hardback)

            By Litt, David

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            The democracy you live in today is different - completely different - than the democracy you were born into.Since 1980, the number of Americans legally barred from voting has more than doubled.

            ISBN 9780062879363
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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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 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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            How the World Works

            How the World Works (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chomsky, Noam

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            With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections, originally published in the US only as individual short books, collectively selling over half a million copies, How the... World Works covers: What Uncle Sam Really Wants (the main goals of US foreign policy; the devastation caused abroad; the brainwashing at home); The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many (the new global economy; food and Third World 'economic miracles'; the roots of racism); Secrets, Lies and Democracy ( the US, the CIA, religious fundamentalism; global inequality; the coming eco-catastrophe); The Common Good (equality, freedom, the media; the myth of Third World debt; manufacturing dissent).
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            ISBN 9780241145395
            Released NZ 8 Nov 2011
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
             

            Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Hardback)

            By Giridharadas, Anand

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            An insider's groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to change the world preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. Former New York Times columnist 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 and their position atop it. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; how they lavishly reward thought leaders who redefine change in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm. We hear the limousine confessions of a celebrated foundation boss; witness an American president hem and haw about his plutocratic benefactors; and attend a cruise-ship conference where entrepreneurs celebrate their own self-interested magnanimity. Giridharadas asks hard questions: Why, for example, should our gravest problems be solved by the unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes by lobbying and dodging taxes? He also points toward an answer: Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, we must take on the grueling democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian institutions and truly changing the world. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike.
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            ISBN 9780451493248
            Released NZ 28 Aug 2018
            Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
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            The Myths We Live By: Adventures in Democracy, Free Speech and Other Liberal Inventions
             

            The Myths We Live By: Adventures in Democracy, Free Speech and Other Liberal Inventions (Hardback, Main)

            By Cave, Peter

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            Discover how philosophy can shine a light on the world's most divisive issues

            ISBN 9781786495204
            Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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