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  • Beyond Left and Rightby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 31.50

    How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter... more...

  • Vying for Allah's Voteby Haroon K. Ullah

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    What is driving political extremism in Pakistan? In early 2011, the prominent Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer was assassinated by a member of his own security team for insulting Islam by expressing views in support of the rights of women and religious minorities. Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister, was killed by gunfire and explosive devices... more...

  • Gavel to Gavelby Kevin Rozilli

    UNSW Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    The book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the corridors of parliament as seen through the eyes of a practitioner of thirty years’ experience in the ‘bear pit’ on Macquarie Street. The author’s seven years as one of its most highly regarded Speakers provides the background for this detailed and informative study... more...

  • 90 Not Outby Paul Davey

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on the National Party, this history shares the extraordinary story of a political organizationólarge in grassroots members, yet small in parliamentary termsóthat has made an enormous and largely unrecognized contribution to Australia?s social and economic development. A colorful and interesting read, this comprehensive study highlights the... more...

  • The Chiefs' Countryby Michael Kwa'ioloa; Ben Burt

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    In this autobiographical account of life in the capital of the Solomon Islands, Michael Kwa?ioloa reflects on the challenges of raising a family in town and sustaining ties with a distant rural homeland on Malaita island. Continuing the long tradition of Kwara?ae community leaders participating in political activism, he discusses how the roles of... more...

  • Women's Suffrage in New Zealandby Patricia Grimshaw

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The definitive account of the New Zealand suffrage movement, Women's Suffrage in New Zealand remains the only study of how New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the vote. It tells the fascinating story of the courage and the determination of the early New Zealand feminists led by the remarkable Kate Sheppard, whose ideas... more...

  • Coates of the Kaiparaby Fay Hercock

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878?1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister in the early 1920s and seemed full of promise when he became Prime Minister in 1925 on the death of W.F. Massey. Ten years later, after serving... more...

  • The State in New Zealand, 1840-198by Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...

  • The Mother of All Departmentsby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 1997; US$ 31.99

    Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial Secretary's Office in 1840, providing an overview of the development and expansion of government in New Zealand. more...

  • Labour's Path to Political Independenceby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Labour's Path to Political Independence remains the best introduction to the origins of one of New Zealand's two major political parties. Not only does it trace the birth of the Labour Party, but it sheds light on the political, economic and social history of New Zealand during the years 1900?19. Gustafson demonstrates that political parties are... more...