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Australia. New Zealand. Pacific Ocean islands

  • Democracy in New Zealandby Raymond Miller

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    New Zealand is one of the world?s oldest democracies for men and women, Maori and Pakeha, with one of the highest political participation rates. But?from MMP to leadership primaries, spin doctors to ?dirty politics??the country?s political system is undergoing rapid change. Examining the constitution and the political system, cabinet and parliament,... more...

  • Catch and Killby Joel Deane

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Power is the only measure of a politician that matters: how they win power, how they use power, how they lose power.  Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics?the winning, the using, the losing. Joel Deane?s gripping study of the politics of power takes us into the inner sanctum of... more...

  • Civil Society in Asiaby Dr Fahimul Quadir; Professor Yutaka Tsujinaka

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Notwithstanding Bangladesh?s recent success in both creating a market friendly structure of economic governance and holding periodic elections, its political system continues to be marked by clientelism, rampant corruption and widespread violence. The country faces the major challenges of fostering a culture of democracy, human rights, and the rule... more...

  • Minority Policyby Brenton Prosser; Richard Denniss

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 33.32

    Topical and up to the minute, Minority Policy: Rethinking governance when parliament matters explores the influence of marginal parliamentarians both within the major parties and on the cross benches in the formations of contemporary public policy. Despite Australia having minority government in some form for almost three decades, in theoretical... more...

  • Latham at Largeby Mark Latham

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 13.33

    Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party history. In these brilliantly written opinion pieces Latham pulls no punches as he scrutinises the Australian political landscape, looking at everything from climate change to Clive Palmer, to what went wrong with Rudd-Gillard... more...

  • Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australiansby Megan Davis; George Williams

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 9.99

    This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution. It details how our Constitution was drafted, and shows how Aboriginal peoples came to be excluded from the new political settlement. It explains what the 1967 referendum - in which over 90% of Australians voted to delete... more...

  • Dick Hamerby Tim Colebatch

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 43.99

    Dick Hamer was the Australian reformer who made Victoria a leader in social equality, the arts, and the environment. He and his government built the underground rail loop, decriminalized homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and outlawed sexual discrimination in the workplace. Hamer and his team ended the demolition of the inner suburbs, preserved... more...

  • The Military and Denied Development in the Pakistani Punjabby Shahrukh Rafi Khan; Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    This book explores retrogressive agrarian interventions by Pakistan?s military in the Punjab and details the social resentment and resistance it has initiated. more...

  • Inside the Hawke-Keating Governmentby Gareth Evans

    Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 13.33

    As good as it gets in Australian politics. That's how the Hawke-Keating Government is now widely regarded. But how did this highly able, ambitious, strong-willed group work through its crises and rivalries, and achieve what it did? Gareth Evans' diary, written in the mid-1980s and published now for the first time, is the consummate insider's account.... more...

  • The Hard Sellby Dee Madigan

    Melbourne University Press 2014; US$ 13.33

    What is unique about political advertising? Is it really all that effective in changing votes? And why does it have to be so annoying ? more...