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12 Rules for Strife

This is a handbook for change. Because we all know ways in which life could be better. And it can be better. We can make it better. We don't need to wait for a leader or saviour. We don't need to..

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2023: A Year of Consequence

2023 was a year of consequence, at home and across the world. For Australia, the year was dominated by the Voice to Parliament, shifting security challenges, and the plight of everyday Australia..

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21st-Century Virtues: How They Are Failing Our Democracy

Authenticity. Vulnerability. Humility. Transparency. These are some of the 21st-century virtues proselytised by mindset gurus, paraded (if not practised) by big corporations, and lauded by professiona..

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A Brief History of Equality

The world's leading economist of inequality presents a short but sweeping and surprisingly optimistic history of human progress toward equality despite crises, disasters, and backsliding. A perfect in..

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A Message from Ukraine

The words of a man. The message of a people. Bringing together a new introduction by Volodymyr Zelensky with his most powerful war speeches, this book recounts Ukraine's war through the words of ..

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A Stranger in Your Own City: Travels in the Middle East's Long War

From Orwell Prize winning journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad comes a searing and nuanced biography of a lost Iraq 'Exquisite . . . A genuine, melancholy masterpiece' WILLIAM DALRYMPLE 'A journalistic..

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Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin

In the West's collective imagination, Vladimir Putin is a devious cartoon villain, constantly plotting and scheming to destroy his enemies around the globe. But how did an undistinguished mid-level KG..

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And Then What?: Stories from Twenty-First-Century Diplomacy

What does a diplomat actually do? Ashton takes us behind the scenes of major crises in Ukraine, Iran and more to reveal how modern- day diplomacy really works. So much of modern-day diplomacy st..

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Assignment Moscow: Reporting on Russia from Lenin to Putin

The story of western correspondents in Russia is the story of Russia's attitude to the west. Russia has at different times been alternately open to western ideas and contacts, cautious and distant or,..

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Bad Data: How Governments, Politicians and the Rest of Us Get Misled by Numbers

'Essential reading ... An incisive and urgently needed book' Tim Harford '[An] entertaining introduction to the uses (and misuses) of data ... a penetrating analysis of why statistical lite..

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Beijing Rules: China's Quest for Global Influence

LONGLISTED FOR FINANCIAL TIMES AND SCHRODERS BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Excellent . . . reveals an insidious matrix of spying, ..

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But What Can I Do?: Why Politics Has Gone So Wrong, and How You Can Help Fix It

A masterclass on how to achieve real change 'Everything a manifesto should be- heartfelt, hectoring, impassioned, rousing.' The i __________________________________________________ 'Your c..

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BWB Text: 100% Pure Future

Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on New Zealand tourism, but the industry was already troubled by unchecked growth and questionable governance that has put pressure on the environment, infrastruc..

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BWB Text: Encounters Across Time

'Story telling is an art deep within human nature.' A timely collection of writings on history, from one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most distinguished scholars. These essays bring forth important..

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BWB Text: Fragments from a Contested Past

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BWB Text: Imagining Decolonisation

Decolonisation is a term that scares some, and gives hope to others. It is an uncomfortable and bewildering concept for many New Zealanders - yet needed if we are going to build a country that is fair..

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BWB Text: Karearea

Stirring writings on life, law and culture from Mamari Stephens (Te Rarawa), one of New Zealand's most perceptive legal minds...

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BWB Text: Living With The Climate Crisis

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BWB Text: Pesticides and Health

New Zealand has been one of the world's heaviest users of pesticides, including some contaminated with dioxin, a notorious toxic chemical. In this BWB Text a leading epidemiologist uses the example of..

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BWB Text: Safeguarding the Future

In an era of populist politics, Brexit, Donald Trump, 24-hour news cycles and perpetual election campaigning, how do we govern well for the future? How do we take the long view, ensuring that present-..

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BWB Text: Still Counting

30 years ago, Marilyn Waring's ground-breaking book Counting for Nothing was released. Waring explained, through meticulous economic analysis, how the success of the global economy rests on women's un..

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BWB Text: Student Political Action in New Zealand

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BWB Text: The Climate Dispossessed

The world is heating up beyond the capacity of some countries to cope. Entire populations of Pacific Islands are at risk, jeopardising the sovereign rights of these countries and the security of the r..

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BWB Text: The Health of the People

In August 2016, 40 per cent of the residents of Havelock North were suddenly struck down by a serious bacterial infection. The outbreak of campylobacter, caused by the contamination of the water suppl..

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BWB Text: The Inequality Debate

The divide between New Zealand's poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over recent decades. Differences in income have grown faster than in most other developed countries. Max Rash..

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BWB Text: The Piketty Phenomenon

Few books have had the global impact of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. An overnight bestseller, Piketty's assessment that inherited wealth will always grow faster, on average, t..

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BWB Text: The Platform

In a book that is both deeply personal and highly political, Melani Anae recalls the radical activism of Auckland's Polynesian Panthers - the movement modelled on the US Black Panther Party 'but witho..

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BWB Text: The Struggle for Sovereignty

In the era of public choice and free markets, does the New Zealand state still have the best interests of its individual citizens at heart? Since 1984, as Margaret Wilson argues, the shift to a neo-li..

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BWB Text: Wealth and NZ

The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in 1986. But what do these figures mean and what else do we know about New Zealand'..

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Can We Talk About Israel?: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted

From the expert who understands both sides of one of the world's most complex, controversial topics, a modern-day Guide for the Perplexed-a primer on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ..

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Capitalism and Crises: How to Fix Them

The world is encountering multiple crises - climate, droughts, floods, energy, food, and pandemics, to name a few. We have a problem, this is the solution.Capitalism and Crises is about how capitalism..

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China Incorporated: The Politics of a World Where China is Number One

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Chronicles of Dissent

An accessible, powerful overview of Noam Chomsky's political thought In sixteen extended talks with Alternative Radio's David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky explains why the 'war on drugs' is really a w..

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Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning

A new assessment of the West's colonial record In the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet empire in 1989, many believed that we had arrived at the 'End of History' - that the global dominance ..

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Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning

The Sunday Times Bestseller A new assessment of the West's colonial record In the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet empire in 1989, many believed that we had arrived at the 'End of Histo..

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Compatriots, The : The Russian Exiles Who Fought Against the Kremlin

The authors of The Red Web examine the shifting role of Russian expatriates throughout history, and their complicated, unbreakable relationship with the mother country--be it antagonistic or far too c..

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Confronting Leviathan: A History of Ideas

'Bracingly intelligent ... a wonderful read' - Guardian 'Incredibly timely ... presented [with] wonderful elegance and clarity' - Irish Times Based on the History Of Ideas podcast series by ..

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Constitution of New Zealand, The: A Contextual Analysis

This book examines New Zealand's constitution, through the lens of constitutional realism. It looks at the practices, habits, conventions and norms of constitutional life. It focuses on the structures..

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Counterfutures Fourteen 2023: Left Thought & Practice Aotearoa

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Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle For Global Justice

A freshly updated version of the definitive book on human rights law, now with a new chapter on war crimes in Ukraine In a newly updated edition of Crimes Against Humanity, Geoffrey Robertson QC ..

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Cuckooland: Where the Rich Own the Truth

'URGENT AND CAUSTICALLY FUNNY... IF ORWELL WERE WITH US TODAY, HE'D BE WRITING BOOKS LIKE THIS' PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE 'BREATH-TAKING AND JAW-DROPPING' PETER FRANKOPAN 'A TRUE-LIFE THRILLER' A..

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Dancing on Bones: History and Power in China, Russia and North Korea

History didn't end. Democracy didn't triumph. America's leading role in the world is no longer assured. Instead, autocrats and populist strongmen are on the rise, and the global order established afte..

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Democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Survival Guide

A survival guide to democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand, this book aims to unravel the mysteries of our political system and show how ordinary people can navigate the political world and influence decis..

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Democracy or Bonapartism: Two Centuries of War on Democracy

The history of the advent of universal suffrage is a fraught one. As late as the mid-twentieth century, it was still impeded by forms of censitary, racial and sexual discrimination, which proved espe..

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Depraved New World: Please Hold, the Government Will Be With You Shortly

From bestselling author John Crace comes a blisteringly hilarious tour through the whirlwind of post-Brexit Britain, from the ousting of Boris to the dawn of a new era . . . sort of. O brave new world..

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Deterring Armageddon

'HUGELY IMPRESSIVE' - THE INDEPENDENT 'AN ASTONISHINGLY FINE HISTORY' - COUNTRY LIFE The history of the world's most successful military alliance, from the wrecked Europe of 1945 to Vl..

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Diary of an Invasion

'Uplifting and utterly defiant' Matt Nixson, Daily Express 'Immediate and important ... This is an insider's account of how an ordinary life became extraordinary' Helen Davies, The Times 'At fi..

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Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls

"Accomplished, well researched and pacey ... for anyone who wants to look beyond the headlines and explore the context of some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, it is fascinating" - Ci..

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Downfall: Prigozhin and Putin, and the new fight for the future of Russia

The compelling, first-to-market story of the rise, fall and death of the Wagner Group's Evgeny Prigozhin, and what this tells us about the chaotic new direction of late Putinism, by the acclaimed auth..

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Encyclopedia of Peace Education

The rise of peace education both in scholarship and in practice has yielded numerous documents, websites, and publications with often divergent perspectives on what the field is, does, and means. The ..

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End Times: Elites, Counter-Elites and the Path of Political Disintegration

A brilliant new theory of how society works from one of the most iconoclastic thinkers of our time What leads to political turbulence and social breakdown? How do elites maintain their dominant p..

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