829 books (42 pages) in this category
by Vladimir Nabokov
Albinus - rich, married, middle-aged and respectable - is an art critic and aspiring filmmaker who lusts after the coquettish young cinema usherette Margot. Gradually he seduces her and convinces himself he is irresistible to her, but Margot has
Half a dozen years after the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti, the island nation remains in crisis, but the international community no longer seems interested. This immersive and engrossing book, based ...
by Robert Manne
Anyone who has read one of Robert Manne's newspaper columns or one of his powerful <i>Quarterly Essays</i> will find here a treasure-house of thought, argument and evocation. The perfect book for anyone interested in the key political and ...
by Slavoj Zizek
Political Practice and Theory in the Class Struggle
by Alan Shandro
<div>Using Gramsci’s concept of ‘hegemony’ Alan Shandro offers an original interpretation of Lenin’s political practice and theory.</div> ...
A Very Modern Taoiseach
by Philip Ryan
<p> </p><p>The emergence of Leo Varadkar in Irish politics and his election to the post of Taoiseach is a remarkable tale from any perspective. Journalists Philip Ryan and Niall O’Connor tell the inside story of how the son of an Indian ...
by Christopher Pyne
Why do seemingly intelligent men and woman leave their families to spend more than half the year travelling to Canberra, and night after night out at electorate and campaign events? Surely there are easier ways to earn a living? <br>This ...
by Paul Kelly
<i>Liberalism</i> is an innovative introductory textbook exploring the dominant discourse of contemporary political theory and the core ideas that underpin it. Despite the ubiquity of liberalism there remains considerable disagreement about what
by Eric Mack
by Conor Gearty
All aspire to liberty and security in their lives but few people truly enjoy them. This book explains why this is so. In what Conor Gearty calls our 'neo-democratic' world, the proclamation of universal liberty and security is mocked by facts
by Jacob Mundy
A Biography of Empress Marie Fedorovna
by Coryne Hall
Spaces, Scales, Politics
by Fanny Lopez
<p>In recent years, interest for local energy production, supply and consumption has increased in academic and public debates. In particular, contemporary energy transition discourses and strategies often emphasize the search for increased local
by John Brumby
"<i>The Long Haul</i> distils a series of practical lessons on leadership and public life from John Brumby's thirty years in politics. It offers insights into the challenges and opportunities Australia currently faces and argues for real ...
by George Megalogenis
Before the 1990s, the decades in Australia used to run to a predictable script of bust, boom, and bust. They'd commence with the economy in the pits, assume the personality of the good times that followed, and conclude with another collapse. ...
by Troy Bramston
TODAY, THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY IS IN CRISIS. Reduced to minority government after just one term, and at rock bottom in the opinion polls, the party seems to be at a defining moment in its history. The perception of the federal government is
Collection of reflective essays on timely and timeless issues.
by Barry Jones
This collection of insightful articles from Barry Jones follows in the footsteps of the acclaimed Knowledge Courage Leadership (2016) and includes refl ections on the big political and social issues and concerns locally, nationally and ...
by Jules Marchal
In the early twentieth century, the worldwide rubber boom led British entrepreneur Lord Leverhulme to the Belgian Congo. Warmly welcomed by the murderous regime of King Leopold II, Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific ...
by James Boyce
The story begins with the toppling of a premier, and ends with David Walsh, the man behind MONA, taking an eccentric stand against pokie machines and the political status quo. It is a story of broken politics and back-room deals. It shows how ...
by Stephen Loosley
In his tell-all memoir he writes about defending the indefensible, the best way to start and kill off rumours, the value of truth in campaigning, how to use humour to squash a scandal, the key to fundraising, and why bullshit always comes back ...