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  • Emotional Diplomacy

    Official Emotion on the International Stage

    by Todd H. Hall ...
    Emotional Diplomacy explores the politics of expressed emotion on the international stage, looking at the ways state actors strategically deploy emotional behavior to manipulate the perceptions of others. By examining diverse instances of emotional behavior, Todd H. Hall reveals that official emotional displays play an integral role in the strategies and interactions of state actors. Emotional ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Mutual Aid

    Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)

    by Dean Spade ...
    Around the world, people are faced with crisis after crisis, from the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change-induced fires, floods, and storms to the ongoing horrors of mass incarceration, brutal immigration enforcement, endemic gender violence, and severe wealth inequality. As governments fail to respond to-or actively engineer-each crisis, ordinary people are finding bold and innovative ways to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD $13.99 AUD

  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    A Story of the Future

    ****SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**'An epoch-defining book' Matt Haig'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this' David Sexton, Evening StandardSelected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New StatesmanA Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019Longlisted for the PEN / E.O. ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Big Fraud

    What Democrats Don’t Want You to Know about January 6, the 2020 Election, and a Whole Lot Else

    by Troy E. Nehls ...
    From riots in the summer of 2020 to COVID-19 lockdowns and mandates, the establishment and progressive elite were determined to destroy Donald Trump by any means necessary.Congressman Troy E. Nehls sets the record straight with his firsthand account of confronting rioters at the Chamber doors on January 6 and investigating as part of Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s January 6 committee team. ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century

    Old Institutions, New Challenges

    The global political environment in the twenty-first century is proving dynamic and challenging for Australian policymakers and political institutions. Australian Politics in the Twenty-first Century contextualises the Australian political landscape through an institutional lens. It examines the legislative and judicial bodies, minor parties, lobby groups, the media and the citizenry, providing ... Read more

    $71.99 AUD

  • The Power of Geography

    Ten Maps that Reveal the Future of Our World – the sequel to Prisoners of Geography

    by Tim Marshall ...
    **In his gripping new book The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World, Marshall digs deep into the past, present and future of the new ‘astropolitics’ that are set to change the face of life on Earth. Available to PRE-ORDER NOW in hardback, ebook and audio - out 27th April 2023*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*'I can't imagine reading a better book this year’ Daily ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Upheaval

    How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change

    by Jared Diamond ...
    'A riveting and illuminating tour of how nations deal with crises - which might hopefully help humanity as a whole deal with our present global crisis' YUVAL NOAH HARARI, author of SAPIENS** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Author of thelandmark international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond has transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, at ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Responsibility and Judgment

    by Hannah Arendt ...
    Each of the books that Hannah Arendt published in her lifetime was unique, and to this day each continues to provoke fresh thought and interpretations. This was never more true than for Eichmann in Jerusalem, her account of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, where she first used the phrase “the banality of evil.” Her consternation over how a man who was neither a monster nor a demon could nevertheless ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Firms as Political Entities

    Saving Democracy through Economic Bicameralism

    When people go to work, they cease to be citizens. At their desks they are transformed into employees, subordinate to the hierarchy of the workplace. The degree of their sense of voicelessness may vary from employer to employer, but it is real and growing, inflamed by populist propaganda that ridicules democracy as weak and ineffective amid global capitalism. At the same time, corporations ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • Original Zinn

    Conversations on History and Politics

    by Howard Zinn ...
    The acclaimed historian and author of the classic A People’s History of the United States offers a deeply personal look at the events, issues, and people that matter to us allBased on Howard Zinn's interviews on public radio with host David Barsamian, Original Zinn brings into focus a wide range of foreign policy and domestic issues central to our lives today and showcases Zinn at his most ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • China Wave, The: Rise Of A Civilizational State

    by Weiwei Zhang ...
    This is a best-seller in China and a geopolitical book for our times. As a leading thinker from China, Zhang Weiwei provides an original, comprehensive and engrossing study on the rise of China and its effective yet controversial model of development, and the book has become a centerpiece of an unfolding debate within China on the nature and future of the world's most populous nation and its ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD

  • Works Of Sir Winston S. Churchill: Includes The River War, Liberalism And The Social Problem, London To Ladysmith Via Pretoria, The Story Of The Malakand Field Force And Other Works, Speeches And Letters (Mobi Collected Works)

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on eReaders and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • No Politics but Class Politics

    Denouncing racism and celebrating diversity have become central mainstays of progressive politics: for many on the left, social justice consists of equitable distribution of wealth, power, and esteem among racial groups. But as Adolph Reed, Jr. and Walter Benn Michaels argue in this groundbreaking collection of essays, the emphasis seems to be tragically misplaced. Not only does a fixation with ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Death of Truth

    From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West’s retreat from reason.‘The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age’ David Grann‘The first great book of the Trump administration … essential reading’ Rolling StoneWe live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the US President. Discredited conspiracy ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Fascism: A Warning

    The #1 NYT BESTSELLERA personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.“There is priceless wisdom on every page.” Kirkus Starred reviewA Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, ‘is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?The world-renowned historian and intellectual ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Fifth Risk

    Undoing Democracy

    by Michael Lewis ...
    'W****ill set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year'I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the YearThe bestselling, no-holds-barred exposé of the people who are wrecking our democracy, by the master storyteller of our times'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.'The morning after Trump was elected preside... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Whitlam Mob

    We were a motley mob, we sans-culottes of Canberra …In this vastly entertaining book, Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time. He portrays the Whitlam government’s key figures – from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns – as well as “the other mob” in opposition – Billy McMahon, John Gorton, Malcolm Fraser and many more.The Whitlam Mob addresses ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Price of Inequality

    Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz explains why we are experiencing such destructively high levels of inequality - and why this is not inevitableThe top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Throughout ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On Tyranny

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**History does not repeat, but it does instructIn the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Dark Money

    how a secretive group of billionaires is trying to buy political control in the US

    by Jane Mayer ...
    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS, BEST NONFICTIONA LITHUB BOOK OF THE DECADEThe US is one of the largest democracies in the world — or is it?America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtually non-existent, while hedge-fund billionaires are grossly under-taxed and big businesses make astounding pro ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Politics and the English Language

    by George Orwell ...
    series Penguin Modern Classics
    'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'Language ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Justice

    What's the Right Thing to Do?

    Michael Sandel's Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? invites readers of all ages and political persuasions on a journey of moral reflection, and shows how reasoned debate can illuminate our lives.Is it always wrong to lie?Should there be limits to personal freedom?Can killing sometimes be justified?Is the free market fair?What is the right thing to do?Questions like these are at the heart of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 60 Political Amnesia

    How We Forgot How To Govern

    by Laura Tingle ...
    Book 60 - Quarterly Essay
    Whatever happened to good government? What are the signs of bad government? And can Malcolm Turnbull apply the lessons of the past in a very different world?In this crisp, profound and witty essay, Laura Tingle seeks answers to these questions. She ranges from ancient Rome to the demoralised state of the once-great Australian public service, from the jingoism of the past to the tabloid scandals of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD