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  • Drug Policy

    by Alison Ritter ...
    Taking a multidisciplinary perspective (including public health, sociology, criminology, and political science amongst others) and using examples from across the globe, this book provides a detailed understanding of the complex and highly contested nature of drug policy, drug policy making, and the theoretical perspectives that inform the study of drug policy. It draws on four different ... Read more

    $69.99 AUD

  • Hard Labour

    wage theft in the age of inequality

    A startling investigation of how some of Australia’s best-known companies have abused their power to systematically underpay their workers in recent years.Whether it’s at McDonald’s, Coles, 7-Eleven, Woolworths, the major banks, high-end restaurants, or on farms, wage theft has become endemic. Billions of dollars have been unlawfully taken from workers at countless businesses, large and small.Hard ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Chasing the Scream

    The Search for the Truth About Addiction

    by Johann Hari ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERTHE INSPIRATION FOR THE FEATURE FILM THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY'Screamingly addictive' STEPHEN FRY'Superb ... Thrilling story-telling' NAOMI KLEIN'A powerful contribution to an urgent debate' GUARDIANWhat if everything we've been told about addiction is wrong? One of Johann Hari's earliest memories is of trying to wake up... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Dangerous

    The liberal media machine did everything they could to keep this book out of your hands. Now, finally, DANGEROUS, the most controversial book of the decade, is tearing down safe spaces everywhere. ... Read more

    $13.43 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Quarterly Essay 75 Men at Work

    Australia's Parenthood Trap

    by Annabel Crabb ...
    Book 75 - Quarterly Essay
    When New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced her pregnancy, the headlines raced around the world. But when Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg became the first prime minister and treasurer duo since the 1970s to take on the roles while bringing up young children, this detail passed largely without notice. Why do we still accept that fathers will be absent? Why do so few men take ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Dreamland

    The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

    Winner of the NBCC Award for General NonfictionNamed on Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years, Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Sane Society

    by Erich Fromm ...
    A New York Times bestseller about overcoming the profound ills of modern society by a legendary social psychologist, the author of Escape from Freedom.One of Fromm’s main interests was to analyze social systems and their impact on the mental health of the individual. In this study, he reaches further and asks: “Can a society be sick?” He finds that it can, arguing that Western culture is immersed ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Nordic Theory of Everything

    In Search of a Better Life

    by Anu Partanen ...
    An optimistic account of how the Nordic countries can teach us to live easier, healthier, happier lives.From childcare to healthcare to provision for the elderly and the homeless, the Nordic countries are world leaders in organising society - no wonder Finland has been ranked among the happiest places on the planet.In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Finnish journalist and US immigrant Anu ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • American Exceptionalism and American Innocence

    A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror

    “Fake news existed long before Donald Trump…. What is ironic is that fake news has indeed been the only news disseminated by the rulers of U.S. empire.”—From American Exceptionalism and American InnocenceAccording to Robert Sirvent and Danny Haiphong, Americans have been exposed to fake news throughout our history—news that slavery is a thing of the past, that we don’t live on stolen land, that ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Wahhabi Code

    How the Saudis Spread Extremism Globally

    by Terence Ward ...
    An Eye-Opening, Concise Look at the Source of the Current Wave of Terrorism, How it Spread, and Why the West Did NothingLifting the mask of international terrorism, Terence Ward reveals a sinister truth. Far from being “the West’s ally in the War on Terror,” Saudi Arabia is in reality the largest exporter of Wahhabism—the severe, ultra-conservative sect of Islam that is both Saudi Arabia’s ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Storm Before the Calm

    America's discord, the coming crisis of the 2020s, and the triumph beyond

    An illuminating, provocative new book by the master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years.George Friedman turns to the future of the United States, predicting that the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of government, foreign policy, economics and culture. Examining the cycles through which the United States has developed, matured and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • In Praise of Ageing

    Retirement is not the time to cut all ties and head off to live in a warm climate but rather to ask: Who do I want to be near? How will my relationships be reaffirmed? What do I care about? What can I create and contribute to the world?Meet Jim Brierley, who was still jumping out of planes aged eighty-eight. And Muriel Crabtree, whose exhibition of pastels was opened by the governor-general ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Are Prisons Obsolete?

    series Open Media Series
    With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Life at the Bottom

    The Worldview That Makes the Underclass

    A searing account of life in the underclass and why it persists as it does, written by a British psychiatrist. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • A Brief History of Equality

    Translated by Steven Rendall ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceA Public Books Best Book of the Year“A profound and optimistic call to action and reflection. For Piketty, the arc of history is long, but it does bend toward equality. There is nothing automatic about it, however: as citizens, we must be ready to fight for it, and constantly (re)invent the myriad of institutions that will bring it about. This book is ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD

  • Changeology

    how to enable groups, communities, and societies to do things they’ve never done before

    by Les Robinson ...
    The pressing issues of today clamour for solutions. Yet, to a surprising degree, past and present efforts to effect social change have been based on little more than hunches. Changeology dispels many of the myths that prevent social-change projects from succeeding, and replaces them with the best of what we know from social and motivational psychology, and with lessons from projects that have ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Consequences of Capitalism

    Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance

    An essential primer on capitalism, politics and how the world works, based on the hugely popular undergraduate lecture series 'What is Politics?'Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society.'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • No Visible Bruises

    what we don’t know about domestic violence can kill us

    AN ESQUIRE AND NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARAn award-winning journalist’s exploration of the domestic violence epidemic, and how to combat it.An average of 137 women are killed by familial violence across the globe every day. In the UK alone, two women die each week at the hands of their partners, and in the US domestic violence homicides have risen by 32 percent since 2017. The WHO deems it a ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Beraber Yürüttük Biz Bu Yollarda

    Ayakkabı kutusunda paranın öyküsü...Zekat hırsızlarını koruma altına alan güç var. Ben bu güce "hırsızların imparatoru" diyorum. Hem altında yer alan figüranları koruyor, hem de kendisine ulaşılmasını engelliyor. Anayasa'ya göre hukuki zeminde çalışması gereken tüm kurumları kontrol altında tutuyor. Soruşturma savcılarını görevden aldırıyor, delilleri yok ediyor, zekat hırsızlarını da kamuoyuna ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Communist Manifesto (Illustrated + Audiobook Download Link + Active TOC)

    FEATURES:      •     Includes beautiful artworks and illustrations      •     A link of a FREE audio book to download at the end of the book      •     Active Table of Contents for an easy navigation within the book      •     Manually coded and crafted by professionals for highest formatting quality and sta... ... Read more

    $1.45 AUD

  • Aid and Other Dirty Business

    How Good Intentions Have Failed the World's Poor

    by Giles Bolton ...
    Do you know why Africa is so poor? What really happens to your charity money? Why do trade rules fail African countries and yet cost you too? We've heard it all before: the corrupt leaders, heartless global corporations, the wicked World Bank.But the answers are much closer to home... and so are the solutionsWhen Giles Bolton began working in the world of aid and development, he travelled to ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • What's Left?: How Liberals Lost Their Way

    by Nick Cohen ...
    From the much-loved, witty and excoriating voice of journalist Nick Cohen, a powerful and irreverent dissection of the agonies, idiocies and compromises of mainstream liberal thought.Nick Cohen comes from the Left. While growing up, his mother would search the supermarket shelves for politically reputable citrus fruit and despair. When, at the age of 13, he found out that his kind and thoughtful ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Understanding Power

    the indispensable Chomsky

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    Here is a major collection from ‘arguably the most important intellectual alive’ (the New York Times). Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the pre-eminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Great Demographic Reversal

    Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival

    This original and panoramic book proposes that the underlying forces of demography and globalisation will shortly reverse three multi-decade global trends – it will raise inflation and interest rates, but lead to a pullback in inequality. “Whatever the future holds”, the authors argue, “it will be nothing like the past”. Deflationary headwinds over the last three decades have been primarily due to ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD