by Bob Ellis
Some events require many years before their impact is apparent. Some arrive as instant history. One of our most incisive and eloquent observers, Bob Ellis has reviewed the occurrences of 2011 and found it to be a year that may come to define the ...
The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942
by Peter Grose
The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day - courage, mateship, determination and improvisation - the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion and a ...
by Peter Hartcher
Australians now officially have the best living conditions in the world. Our country is both fair and free - and the only developed nation to have avoided a recession in the past twenty years. So how did it happen and why don't we care?
by Paul Cleary
'We think we are the lucky country, but what we really have is dumb luck - too much luck, more than we know what to do with.' - Paul Cleary In Too Much Luck, Paul Cleary shows how the resource boom, which seems a blessing, could well become a curse.
by David Uren
"David Uren brings the last 40 years of Australia-China relations to life, with entertaining stories of many Australians and Chinese building today's interdependence and prosperity, and of others stumbling as China grew. An informative start to ...
Occasional Observations on Public and Private Life
by Lindsay Tanner
'We cannot blame particular individuals for modern Labor's malaise, because it is part of a systemic global phenomenon. We are all under the sway of politics without purpose. And politics without purpose is pointless.' Nothing could better sum up ...
The Great Operations
by Michael Bar-Zohar & Nissim Mishal
The secrets behind Mossad, the world's most respected and enigmatic Secret Service Organization This book tells what should have been known and isn't - that Israel's hidden force is as formidable as its recognised physical strength.
The Human Experience of Death
by Bianca Nogrady
A fascinating exploration of the universal human experience of death. We sat around and on the bed, laughing and joking as if this was a typical family gathering. The shrunken form of our dying grandmother lay on the bed, breathing fast and ...
by Engels, Frederick
Agrariam politics and the role of the peasants' movements.
by Verkuil,Paul R.
This book describes the largely overlooked process of using private government contractors to perform essential or inherent functions in the military and civilian sectors of government. It shows how such practices undermine the capacity ...
by Donald F. Kettl
<p>This book exposes the reality that our twentieth-century government is no match for twenty-first-century problems and proposes a solution.</p>In this timely and compelling book, Donald F. Kettl demonstrates how the process of governance has ...
by Michael A. Innes
<P>Featuring fresh contributions from leading scholars, this new volume considers a varied range of post-war, post-Dayton and post-9/11 problems and issues, reminding readers that Dayton is not the only challenge to the safety, stability, and ...
by Stefan Mr. Ingves, Steven Mr. Seelig & Dong Mr. He
The Development of a New Ostpolitik , 1989-2000
by Kristina Spohr Readman
The root question this book addresses is how the new Germany will use its re-found status as a great power. Does Germany - as in the past - aim to dominate Europe? Or has it renounced its imperial ambitions following the trauma of division during ...
by Robertson,David Brian
In this ambitious study, Robertson explains how the U.S. Constitution emerged from an intense battle between a bold vision for the nation's political future and the tenacious defense of its political present. Given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to ...
by Garcia, Denise
<P>This book assesses how progress in disarmament diplomacy in the last decade has improved human security.</P> <P></P> <P>In doing so, the book looks at three cases of the development of international norms in this arena. First, it traces how ...
China and India as Strategic Partners
by Bart Gaens & Juha Jokela and Eija Limnell
Establishing strategic partnerships is a key objective for the European Union. These partnerships provide frameworks for flexible and long-term cooperation with global and regional players. This book focuses on the EU's strategy toward China and ...