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  • On the Recordby Laurie Oakes

    Hachette Australia 2010; Not Available

    ON THE RECORD is a collection of the very best of Laurie Oakes' reporting over more than forty years. He is a legend in the Canberra press gallery for breaking the big stories, and asking the difficult questions. Some of the decisive points of the 2010 election campaign are classic examples of this... Some issues haven't changed - a Liberal Party... more...

  • Remarkable Timesby Laurie Oakes

    Hachette Australia 2013; Not Available

    Authoritative and insightful commentary and analysis of Australian politics over the past four years. more...

  • Wie man eine Wahl gewinntby Quintus Tullius Cicero

    Haffmans & Tolkemitt 2013; US$ 1.88

    Quintus Tullius Cicero (102-43 v. Chr.) der jüngere Bruder des bekannten Marcus Tullius Cicero, wuchs als Sohn eines Kaufmanns in Rom auf. Studium u.a. der Rhetorik in Griechenland bei den großen Philosophen der Zeit. 62 v. Chr. zum Praetor der römischen Republik ernannt, 59 v. Chr. zum Prokonsul für die Provinz Asia. Außerdem diente er sowohl seinem... more...

  • Welcome to the Desert of the Realby Slavoj Zizek

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Žižek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. Welcome to the Desert of the Real steps back, complicating the choices... more...

  • Leistungby Lars Distelhorst

    transcript 2014; US$ 22.70

    Der Begriff »Leistung« ist in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft omnipräsent. Doch auf die Frage, was Leistung ist, folgt in der Regel Schweigen. Lars Distelhorst geht in seinem Essay dieser Leerstelle auf den Grund und vermag so eine tiefgehende Kritik an der »Leistungsgesellschaft« zu üben. Er zeigt: Jede Rede von Leistung mündet in einen unauflösbaren... more...

  • El Fin del Poderby Anónimo

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.76

    "El poder es cada vez más fácil de obtener, más difícil de usar y más fácil de perder", dice Moisés Naím en su libro. En esta revisión del éxito editorial El fin del poder, se presentan las ideas principales de este talentoso autor explicando por qué, el poder disgregado en una multitud de actores, representantes de los nuevos micropoderes,... more...

  • The End of Powerby Anonymous

    Cooltura 2015; US$ 4.76

    "In the twenty-first century, power is easier to get, harder to use and easier to lose", states Moisés Naím in his book The End of Power. In this review we outline his key ideas, which explain why power scattered among many actors, agents of new micropowers, poses one of the greatest current challenges.   Inhaltsverzeichnis The decay... more...

  • Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxisby Dr Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume explores possibility of constructing a political outcome from the theory of the early years of the Frankfurt School, countering the commonly-made criticism that critical theory is highly speculative. With chapters exploring the work of figures central to the Frankfurt School, including Benjamin, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse, Habermas and... more...

  • Israel und Palästinaby Stéphane Hessel; Elias Sanbar

    Verlagshaus Jacoby & Stuart 2013; US$ 9.53

    Klar verständlich und unterhaltend schildern Stéphane Hessel und Elias Sanbar in einem von tiefem Humanismus geprägten Gespräch, wie sie jeweils den Nahostkonflikt erlebt haben. Hessel, der KZ-Überlebende, als stets eng mit der UNO verbundener Diplomat und Sanbar, der als Kind aus Palästina Vertriebene, als intellektueller Kämpfer für die Rechte seines... more...

  • Political Orderby Ian Shapiro; Russell Hardin

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 22.95

    The collapse of the Soviet empire stands as a dramatic reminder that political institutions are human creations that can be designed more or less well. The question of what constitutes a viable political order is as old as it is profound, and is a central part of the works of such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu,... more...