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  • Tales From The Political Trenchesby Maxine McKew

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    ?Julia Gillard was impatient for the prime ministership, and either worked with or allowed others to manufacture a sense of crisis around Rudd?s leadership. She then cut down a prime minister in his first term and tried to pretend it was in the national interest to do so. Since then, she has been the architect of her own misfortune.? In Tales from... more...

  • Speechlessby James Button

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    James Button spent a year writing speeches for Kevin Rudd. Before that, he reported on politics as a highly regarded journalist for Fairfax. But James also has politics in the blood: his father was the diminutive but larger-than-life Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Growing up, James watched a roll-call... more...

  • Gough Whitlam: His Timeby Jenny Hocking

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    Gough Whitlam, Australia?s twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later?an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full... more...

  • Responsibilityby Ghassan Hage

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    The concept of responsibility permeates social life. While it has many meanings, they often centre around questions of practical and moral accountability, culpability and liability. One can learn a great deal about a social formation by looking at the way the meanings of responsibility are deployed within it, the way they vary from one social space... more...

  • The Arab Revolutions In Contextby Benjamin Isakhan; Fethi Mansouri; Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    From late 2010 a series of dramatic and unprecedented events swept across the Middle East and North Africa, toppling several autocratic regimes that had held power for decades and ushering in a new climate of dissent and democratisation. The Arab Revolutions in Context seizes a unique opportunity to reflect on these seismic events, their causes and... more...

  • Battlelinesby Tony Abbott

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    New introduction on why good policy matters and why books debating big policy ideas matter. Abbott argues the battle of ideas helps ensure political parties come to power knowing who they are, what they stand for, what the impact of the policies might be and how they can best be implemented.Good policy is 1% headline and 99% implementation – a lesson... more...

  • Fairfax: The Rise and Fallby Colleen Ryan

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    COLLEEN RYAN gives the definitive account of the fate of Fairfax. It is the story of greedy media moguls, angry and ambitious politicians, foolhardy heirs and heiresses, zealous journalists, muddling management and the rise of digital media. The once-mighty Fairfax has been a victim of them all. A drama-filled saga that reveals how far Fairfax has... more...

  • Hearts & Mindsby Chris Bowen

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    In Hearts & Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor, former cabinet minister Chris Bowen writes a passionate clarion call to Labor's heartland, making the powerful argument that the Labor project is far from complete and it is time for a radical program of renewal and reform for the party. Hearts & Minds is a manifesto to secure the ALP’s position as... more...

  • The Man Who Loved Childrenby Christina Stead

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    The Man Who Loved Children is Christina Stead's masterpiece about family life. Set in Washington during the 1930s, Sam and Henny Pollit are a warring husband and wife. Their tempestuous marriage, aggravated by too little money, lies at the centre of Stead's satirical and brilliantly observed novel about the relations between husbands and wives, and... more...

  • Profits of Doomby Antony Loewenstein

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    Vulture capitalism has seen the corporation become more powerful than the state, and yet its work is often done by stealth, supported by political and media elites. The result is privatised wars and outsourced detention centres, mining companies pillaging precious land in developing countries and struggling nations invaded by NGOs and the corporate... more...