• Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    A reprint of Michael King's seminal book on what it means to be a non-Maori New Zealander. First published in 1985, Being Pakeha became a kiwi classic, a strong reply both to Maori who were asserting their own identity and also to Pakeha who were mumbling that they didn't have a strong culture or identity of their own. Being Pakeha Now was updated in 1999 and is being reprinted again with a foreword by Kerry Howe, Professor of History at Massey University and author of The Quest for Origins. Because of Michael's untimely death, this book is the closest we'll have to memoir by this major New Zealand historian and biographer. In Being Pakeha Now Michael King carries the cultural debate forward. While recognising and respecting the place of Maori in New Zealand, he argues that Pakeha too belong inescapably to this country and have no other home. Part memoir, part apologia and part celebration of a country and its peoples, Being Pakeha Now is an exciting and controversial book that travels into the hinterland of the national psyche.

    ISBN: 9780143019565
    Publication date: 03/08/2004
    Price: $36.00
    Author: King, Michael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Child Poverty Debate: Myths Misconceptions and Misunderstandings
    Child Poverty Debate: Myths Misconceptions and Misunderstandings
    ISBN: 9781927277751
    Publication date: 06/10/2014
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Boston, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Dirty Politics How Attack Politics Is Poisoning New Zealands Political Environment
    Dirty Politics How Attack Politics Is Poisoning New Zealands Political Environment
    Early in 2014, Nicky Hager was leaked a large number of email and online conversations from Cameron Slater's Whale Oil blog. Many of these were between Slater and his personal allies on the hard right, revealing an ugly and destructive style of politics. But there were also many communications with the prime minister's office and other Cabinet ministers in the National Government. They show us a side of Prime Minister John Key and his government of which most New Zealanders are completely unaware. Key has constructed an easy-going and relaxed public image, declaring to the public that 'there's no room for negative campaigning in New Zealand'. The reality is very different. His government has worked hand in hand with Slater and his collaborators in a sustained campaign of personal attacks against their political enemies, a deliberate but hidden stragegy to avoid being held responsible for negative campaigning. Dirty Politics continues the story that began in Hager's best-selling book The Hollow Men, investigating the way that underhand and deceptive politics poisons the political environment for everyone.
    If you care about integrity and ethics in politics, then this book will be disturbing but essential reading.

    ISBN: 9781927213360
    Publication date: 14/08/2014
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hager, Nicky
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Fairness and Freedom History of Two Open Societies New Zealand and the United States
    Fairness and Freedom History of Two Open Societies New Zealand and the United States
    Fairness and Freedom compares the history of two open societies - New Zealand and the United States - with much in common. Both have democratic polities, mixed-enterprise economies, individuated societies, pluralist cultures, and a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law. But all of these elements take different forms, because constellations of value are far apart. The dream of living free is America's Polaris; fairness and natural justice are New Zealand's Southern Cross. Fischer asks why these similar countries went different ways. Both were founded by English-speaking colonists, but at different times and with disparate purposes. They lived in the first and second British Empires, which operated in very different ways. Indians and Maori were important agents of change, but to different ends. On the American frontier and in New Zealand's Bush, material possibilities and moral choices were not the same. Fischer takes the same comparative approach to parallel processes of nation-building and immigration, women's rights and racial wrongs, reform causes and conservative responses, war-fighting and peace-making, and global engagement in our own time--with similar results.
    On another level, this book expands Fischer's past work on liberty and freedom. It is the first book to be published on the history of fairness. And it also poses new questions in the old tradition of history and moral philosophy. Is it possible to be both fair and free? In a vast array of evidence, Fischer finds that the strengths of these great values are needed to correct their weaknesses. As many societies seek to become more open - never twice in the same way, an understanding of our differences is the only path to peace.

    ISBN: 9780199832705
    Publication date: 08/03/2012
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Fischer, David Hackett
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Healing Our History the Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    Healing Our History the Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    The Treaty of Waitangi is the most important document in New Zealand's history. Current Treaty issues and Maori/Pakeha relationships can only be understood within the wider story of New Zealand. As we understand and honour our history, we can acknowledge the need for restoration, healing and right relationships. The public response to previous editions of this bestselling book by Robert Consedine and his daughter Joanna Consedine has been strong and overwhelmingly positive. This 2012 edition updates and expands on the critical issues: the foreshore and seabed debate, Maori access to political power, and the emergence of the Maori Party; the remarkable growth of the Maori economy, self-determination, Maori language and the developments in Maori education; constitutional issues, and the benefits of the Treaty settlement process. New Zealand and all New Zealanders have much to celebrate - and many challenges ahead. Drawing on Robert's unique experience as a leading Treaty educator, the powerful message of this book illustrates how each and every New Zealander across all cultures can discover a new sense of personal and national identity, grounded in an authentic Treaty relationship.

    ISBN: 9780143567691
    Publication date: 28/03/2012
    Edition: 3
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Consedine, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Hollow Men a Study in the Politics of Deception
    Hollow Men a Study in the Politics of Deception
    There has never been a book about New Zealand politics like this before. Over a two year period, sources from inside the National Party provided Nicky Hager with an astonishing collection of internal reports, emails, appointment diaries, meeting minutes and face-to-face interviews, documenting the rise to power of Don Brash and a two year campaign to become government. The result is an unprecedented picture of the internal workings of a political party and a disturbing, but riveting study into the nature of modern politics. The National Party sources were prompted to blow the whistle because they believed their party was behaving in dishonest, unprincipled and even unlawful ways. In The Hollow Men we are able to see - up close and in the participants' own words - the secret backers behind Don Brash's successful leadership challenge; the precise details of the party's hidden alliances with the Exclusive Brethren church and others; the strategies behind the Orewa speeches; the identities of the big donors; the cynical imported election campaign techniques and foreign advisers used by the party; and much, much more.
    The book goes to the heart of why many New Zealanders feel disillusioned about politics. Nicky Hager believes that the way politicians and others in politics conduct themselves - the games they play to advance themselves - can harm the whole political system. Exposing their activities is the first step towards change.

    ISBN: 9781877333620
    Publication date: 01/12/2006
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hager, Nicky
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Inequality a New Zealand Crisis
    Inequality a New Zealand Crisis
    A staggering rise in wealth disparity has transformed New Zealand from one of the developed world's most equal nations to one of the most unequal. International bestseller The Spirit Level argued in 2009 that income inequality is the biggest single cause of a huge range of social problems. In contrast, more equal societies are consistently the healthiest, best educated and most free of crime. Inequality addresses these questions in the New Zealand context - a powerful argument from some of the country's leading commentators.

    ISBN: 9781927131510
    Publication date: 21/06/2013
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Rashbrooke, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Inequality Debate: an Introduction
    Inequality Debate: an Introduction
    The divide between New Zealand's poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over recent decades. Differences in income have grown faster than in most other developed countries. Max Rashbrooke's succinct introduction to these changes in our society, drawn from the larger work Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis and updated with the latest evidence, is essential reading.

    ISBN: 9781927277454
    Publication date: 11/03/2014
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Rashbrooke, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Once in a Lifetime City Building After Disaster in Christchurch T
    Once in a Lifetime City Building After Disaster in Christchurch T
    Required text POLS 216 semester 1, 2018

    ISBN: 9780473289409
    Publication date: 31/08/2014
    Price: $42.29
    Author: Bennett, Barnaby
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.29
  • Politics in New Zealand
    Politics in New Zealand
    This excellent textbook, an introduction to the study of New Zealand politics by a well-known and respected political scientist, has been reprinted and revised repeatedly since 1994. This updated edition is designed to incorporate the major changes that have occurred to the New Zealand political system between 1997 and 2003, including the continuing adjustment to MMP and the return of Labour to power in 1999. The updating has been carefully orchestrated to retain the book's original virtues - there is still one voice throughout, hence the book remains lucid and very accessible to the target audience of undergraduates; it puts our politics into a single, coherent, theoretical context; each chapter's subject matter is put into historical perspective, enabling readers to get a sense of the evolutionary nature of politics, and the contexts that drive the changes. The 'Further Reading' sections at the end of each chapter have been revised. This is the only textbook on the market that will include the abolition of appeals to the Privy Council, the new S Supreme Court, the change of National leadership and Donna Awatere-Huata's dismissal from ACT.
    Richard Mulgan is a former professor at Otago and Auckland universities and now divides his time between the Waitangi Tribunal and Newcastle, Australia. He is the author of a number of important books on New Zealand politics. He was a member of the Royal Commission on the Electoral System which recommended MMP. Peter Aimer, Political Studies, University of Auckland, is a leading member of the team which has been publishing groundbreaking studies of New Zealand elections since 1990 and is also the author of a history of NAC.

    ISBN: 9781869403188
    Publication date: 01/04/2004
    Edition: 3
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Mulgan, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Rebooting the Regions
    Rebooting the Regions
    EXPERT INSIGHTS INTO COMBATTING THE PULL OF AUCKLAND AND GETTING THE REGIONS HUMMINGLoss of jobs, loss of young people, the ageing demographic, the apparently irresistible magnet of Auckland ...the economic fortunes of New Zealand's regions are of great concern to politicians, the business community, schools, employers - and indeed most citizens. What is the dynamic at work here? Is there a remedy? Is there a silver lining? What works? What doesn't? What are the smart regions doing that shows promise? This collection of expert articles addresses the issues facing our regions and investigates the reasons for population loss. Often those solutions involve facing up to the fact that decline is inevitable and unavoidable - and then coming up with smart new plans and policies that accept that the end of growth does not have to mean the end of prosperity.Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley is one of New Zealand's leading academics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He joined the Massey staff in 1979 and was, until becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor in October 2013, the College's Research Director and Auckland Regional Director.
    He has led numerous externally funded research programmes, including the Ministry of Science and Innovation's $3.2 million Integration of Immigrants and the $800,000 Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi. He has written or edited 25 books and is a regular commentator in the news media.In 2010, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley and in 2013, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen. He was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand Science and Technology medal in 2009 in recognition of his academic scholarship, leadership and public contribution to cultural understanding. In 2011, his contribution to Sociology was acknowledged with the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand's scholarship for exceptional service to New Zealand sociology. In 2013, he was given the title of Distinguished Professor, Massey University's highest academic title.

    ISBN: 9780994130037
    Publication date: 01/09/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Spoonley, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Reform
    Reform
    Reform has been a recurring theme throughout Geoffrey Palmer's life, not only during his career in politics as an MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister but also as a law professor and law practitioner. In this memoir, Geoffrey Palmer recounts the events and forces that shaped him as well as his many adventures in reforming a wide range of institutions, laws and policies. He speaks of his early life and family background in Nelson and the eventful lives of his pioneering ancestors. He examines the intellectual influences on his thinking, particularly the nature of his education both in New Zealand and the United States. Geoffrey Palmer chronicles his life according to the issues: accident compensation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Law Commission, liquor law, Maori issues, parliamentary reform, the Resource Management Act, law and order, prisons, and local government reform are all discussed in-depth. International issues also come within the compass of the book, with extensive treatment of New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy, the 'Rainbow Warrior' affair, the Gaza Flotilla incident and Palmer's diplomatic efforts to reform the International Whaling Commission.
    Meticulously detailed, engagingly written, and covering a wide variety of topics, Reform is essential reading for anyone interested in New Zealand legal and political history.

    ISBN: 9780864739742
    Publication date: 02/05/2014
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Geoffrey Palmer
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $50.00
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