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            The Age of The Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy around the World
             

            The Age of The Strongman: How the Cult of the Leader Threatens Democracy around the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rachman, Gideon

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            In The Age of the Strongman, Gideon Rachman finds global coherence in the chaos of the new nationalism, leadership cults and hostility to liberal democracy. We are in a new era- authoritarian leaders have become a central feature of global politics. Since 2000, self-styled strong...men have risen to power in capitals as diverse as Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Brasilia, Budapest, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington. These leaders are nationalists and social conservatives, with little tolerance for minorities, dissent or the interests of foreigners. At home, they claim to be standing up for ordinary people against globalist elites; abroad, they posture as the embodiments of their nations. And everywhere they go, they encourage a cult of personality. What's more, these leaders are not just operating in authoritarian political systems but have begun to emerge in the heartlands of liberal democracy. While in the West the EU referendum and the election of Donald Trump in 2016 mark a watershed, the new era started at the beginning of the new millennium, when Vladimir Putin took power in Russia. How and why did this new style of strongman leadership arrive? How likely is it to lead the world into war or economic collapse? And what liberal forces are in place not only to keep these strongmen in check but to reverse the trend? With the world in the grip of a global pandemic and on the verge of environmental catastrophe, their actions have consequences not just for their nations but for the whole planet. From Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro to Erdogan, Xi and Modi, Gideon Rachman pays full attention to the strongman phenomenon around the world and uncovers the complex and often surprising interaction between these leaders. In the process, he finds the common themes in our local nightmares and offers a bold new paradigm for understanding our world. Whilst others have tried to understand the emergence of these new leaders individually, The Age of the Strongman provides the first truly global treat
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            ISBN 9781847926425
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Status Game: On Human Life and How to Play it

            The Status Game: On Human Life and How to Play it (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Storr, Will

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            From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Science of Storytelling comes a bold and ambitious investigation of status that will redefine human culture for our times

            ISBN 9780008354640
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

            The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Galor, Oded

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            A bold retelling of the entire human story from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers What causes living standards to rise? Why are some countries so much richer than others? How might all humans thrive and survive? In The Journey of Humanity, Oded Galor offers a revelatory exp...lanation of how humanity escaped a life of subsistence poverty and began to enjoy previously unthinkable wealth and longevity. It shows why this process took place so much earlier and faster in some regions while it is only just taking place in others, and explains why so many of our efforts to improve lives have failed and how they might succeed. As humanity faces its greatest ever test, this book of urgent truths speaks across the political divide to arrive at universal lessons that are both hopeful and profound, revealing the keys not only to our species' thriving but to our survival.
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            ISBN 9781847926920
            Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Maori
             

            Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Maori (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Hoskins, Te Kawehau; Jones, Alison

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            Kaupapa Maori theory and methodology developed over twenty years ago and have since become influential in social research, practice and policy areas.

            ISBN 9781775503286
            Published NZ 20 Sep 2017
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Eye Test: A Case for Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics
             

            The Eye Test: A Case for Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics (Hardback)

            By Jones, Chris

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            In a world increasingly ruled by numbers and algorithms, why do those who stand out in a wide range of fields insist on incorporating the eye test??

            ISBN 9781538730676
            Released NZ 28 Jun 2022
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Tomorrow's People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers
             

            Tomorrow's People: The Future of Humanity in Ten Numbers (Hardback)

            By Morland, Paul

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            The future of both humanity and the planet depends on the shape of human population growth, the only aspect of our future that be confidently predicted. In ten thought-provoking chapters, Paul Morland explores ten illuminating trends that will determine that shape, from the ferti...lity rate of Singapore to the aging of the Japanese.
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            ISBN 9781529045994
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781529046014
            Released NZ 14 Jun 2022
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present from the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling author

            Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present from the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling author (Paperback)

            By Varoufakis, Yanis

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            In this ingenious book, Yanis Varoufakis draws on the greatest thinkers in European culture from Plato to Marx, as well as the great thought-experiments of science fiction, to offer us a dramatic and tantalising glimpse of a brave new world where the principles of democracy, equa...lity and justice are truly embedded in our economy.
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            ISBN 9781529110630
            Released NZ 16 Dec 2021
            Publisher Vintage
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            Raising the Line: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic
             

            Raising the Line: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gaglani, Shiv; Desai, Rishi, MD

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            For anyone interested in actionable ideas to improve the global health system, Raising the Line: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic is an in-depth analysis for how innovative minds are working to improve all aspects of health care. WHEN FLATTENING THE CURVE BECOMES TOO CHALLENGING,... WE NEED TO RAISE THE LINE INSTEAD. The COVID-19 Pandemic has underscored the importance of our global health system. It's revealed which aspects of the system are working and which aspects need to be overhauled to address the health of future generations. Throughout this experience, Osmosis has conducted interviews with notable luminaries in all aspects of the health system on their RAISE THE LINE podcast. From their accumulated wisdom, authors Shiv Gaglani, MBA and Rishi Desai, MD MPH, have drawn up ten lessons for Raising the Line. Join these two innovators on their exploration of the Global Health System, from insurance to education to equity and inclusion to care models and restoring faith in public health expertise. Their new book, Raising the Line: How to Prevent the Next Pandemic, explores the successes and failures of the global response to this existential threat and how medical science can meet the moment before it grinds the world to a halt again. Gaglani and Desai draw upon the insights of the brightest minds in the field to synthesize a master plan for improved health care in the United States and beyond. Instead of pointing fingers or playing politics, Raising the Line offers pragmatic solutions to real world problems. It doesn't fixate on what's broken, but looks for ways to rebuild the system altogether. Keep reading to: Discover how retaining and retraining the workforce is essential to caring for our health providers. Understand how we arrived at a fee-for-service pay system in the United States. Learn how technology aims to democratize health care like never before. Improving personal health on an individual level will lift the burden off doctors, nurses and hospitals. Un
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            ISBN 9781637351024
            Publisher Leaders Press
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            Keystroke Capitalism: How Banks Create Money for the Few
             

            Keystroke Capitalism: How Banks Create Money for the Few (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sahr, Aaron; Translated by Howe, Sharon

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            Money creation makes the world go round

            ISBN 9781839761195
            Publisher Verso Books
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            How To Be an Antiracist
             

            How To Be an Antiracist (Hardback)

            By Kendi, Ibram X.

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            He provides a comprehensive account of the misconceptions that so often cloud our understanding - from arguments about what race is and whether racial differences exist - and the complications that arise when race intersects with ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.

            ISBN 9781847925992
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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