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Can a return to direct democracy reconnect a jaded electorate with an out-of-touch establishment? Would reforming Canberra's toxic culture lead to worthwhile debate and better decision-making? Should today's leaders look back on successful governments to learn how t... read more

The Knowledge Solution: Politics
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The election of the Whitlam government in 1972 marked a turning point in 20th century Australia. Shaking off the vestiges of two decades of conservative rule, Gough Whitlam brought new ideas, new policies and new people to the task of governing. Bursting with energy and expectation... read more

The Whitlam Legacy
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The Sunday Times BestsellerWe live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestsell... read more

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There
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'Xanana Gusmo: Strategies for the Future' is a collection of speeches by His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmo, Prime Minister of The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Selected from speeches given over the period 2007-2011, this volume is defined by those relating to the Prime Minister's Strategic De... read more

Xanana Gusmao: Strategies for the Future
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Phillip Adams has been close to governments of various persuasions for over fifty years. Having been a confidant - or a fierce opponent - of many of Australia's most influential figures over that time, he has built up an unparalleled collection of anecdotes about our political and cultural leaders. Ba... read more

Backstage Politics: Fifty Years of Political Memories
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In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the threats and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (even under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Israeli assault on Gaza and the recent f... read more

Hopes and Prospects
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Machiavelli's words are as timely today as they were when he first wrote them, more than 500 years ago. This book features details of Machiavelli's eventful life, and examines his work in the context of the time he lived in.

Machiavelli's the "Prince": Bold-faced Principles on Tactics, Power, and Politics
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No, Minister is not about the record: it is about how the record is created and managed by largely unseen people in a volatile and almost always unpredictable environment. It delivers forensic analysis of what goes on back-stage as politicians prosecute their wars of mutual annihilation, ... read more

No, Minister
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A Chinese woman pushes her way to the front of a hiring queue outside a factory in Shenzhen -- A Bolivian miner, without light or ventilation, crawls deep inside a deserted mine -- A group of Somali cleaners files into an investment bank in London's Canary Wharf -- Globalisation has created a whole ne... read more

Live Working or Die Fighting : How the Working Class Went Global
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Every new president raises many questions in the public mind. Because Barack Obama was a relative newcomer to the national political scene, he raised more questions than most. Would he prove to be a pragmatic centrist or would his politics of hope ultimately flounder on the rocky shoals of America's d... read more

Barack Obama and the Politics of Redemption
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MARGARET THATCHER is one of the towering politicians of the twentieth century. In terms of influence and recognition, she ranks with Winston Churchill, and remains probably the most important British leader for fifty years. She opened up the She was a formidable and largely self-trained orator and thi... read more

Margaret Thatcher
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In January 2006, Hamas, an organisation classified by Western governments as terrorist, was democratically elected to govern the Palestinian territories. The inherent contradictions in this situation have left many analysts at a loss. Hamas uses terror tactics against Israel, yet runs on a law and ord... read more

Hamas in Politics: Democracy, Religion, Violence
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