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Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth

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Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth

Guy Standing

Social discrimination; Politics & government; Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies; Central government policies; Political corruption; Public ownership & nationalisation

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We are losing the commons. Austerity and neoliberal policies have depleted our shared wealth; our national utilities have... [more]

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Red Flags: Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy

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Red Flags: Why Xi's China Is in Jeopardy

George Magnus

Asian history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Politics & government; Central government policies; International relations; Political economy

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A trusted economic commentator provides a penetrating account of the threats to China's continued economic rise [more]

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The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our Society

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The Economists' Hour: How the False Prophets of Free Markets Fractured Our...

Binyamin Appelbaum

Central government policies; Business & Economics; Economic history; Advocate - Economics & Business

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After decades of pervasive influence over government policy, economists have done much to create the world in which we live.... [more]

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Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the bloody war on drugs

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Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the bloody war on drugs

Antony Loewenstein

Biography; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects; Organised crime; Central government policies; International criminal law; Crime Chronicle - True Crime

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Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight.... [more]

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Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream

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Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream...

Nicholas Lemann

History; History of the Americas; Central government policies; Political economy

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Over the last generation, the U.S. has undergone seismic changes. Lemann explains the country's--and the world's--great transformation... [more]

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The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats

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The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in...

Richard A Clarke, Robert K Knake

Central government policies; Espionage & secret services; Information technology industries; Science funding & policy

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An urgent new warning from two bestselling security experts--and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary... [more]

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Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington's War Over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's Death to Justice Kavanaugh

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Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington's War Over the Supreme Court, from...

Carl Hulse

History; History of the Americas; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Political structure & processes; Constitution: government & the state; Central government

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The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing... [more]

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Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin

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Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin

Cornelia Dean

Media studies; Central government policies; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; Science funding & policy

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Cornelia Dean draws on her 30 years as a science journalist with the New York Times to expose the flawed reasoning and knowledge... [more]

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The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink

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The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink

Jeffrey St Clair, Joshua Frank

Politics & government; Central government policies; Publishing industry; Global warming; The natural world, country life & pets

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It's hot out there and there's nothing natural about it. Two environmental journalists take us on a tour of the human causes... [more]

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

Daniel Ellsberg

History; History of the Americas; Military history; Central government policies; Defence strategy, planning & research; Nuclear weapons

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Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction... [more]

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The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality

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The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality

Katharina Pistor

Central government policies; Economics; Comparative law; Law & society; Capital markets & securities law & regulation

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A compelling explanation of how the law shapes the distribution of wealth Capital is the defining feature of modern economies,... [more]

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Hearing Healing Hope: The Ministry of Service in Challenging Times

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Hearing Healing Hope: The Ministry of Service in Challenging Times

Gabrielle McMullen, Patrice Scales, Denis Fitzgerald

Religion & beliefs; Religion: general; Social welfare & social services; Central government policies; Applied ecology

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The 2018 national conference entitled Hearing, Healing, Hope was held on 21-23 February at the Catholic Leadership Centre... [more]

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Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

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Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass...

Emily Bazelon

Central government policies; Political corruption; Sentencing & punishment

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A renowned journalist and legal commentator exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's... [more]

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The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

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The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump...

Andrew G. McCabe

Biography: historical, political & military; History; History of the Americas; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Politics & government; Central government

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A dramatic insider account by the former deputy director of the FBI detailing how law enforcement battles terror threats,... [more]

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Economics for the Many

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Economics for the Many

John McDonnell

Politics & government; Central government policies; Political economy

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Our economy is rigged in favour of a wealthy elite. We need a new approach: an economics for the many. [more]

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Who Defines the Public Interest?

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Who Defines the Public Interest?

Tom Frame

History; Central government policies; Political economy; Management: leadership & motivation

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Who defines the public interest? As the contributors to the collection have shown, the question itself is complex: which public... [more]

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Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party

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Camelot's End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic...

Jon Ward

History; Social & cultural history; Elections & referenda; Political structures: democracy; Political parties; Central government

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From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for... [more]

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Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

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Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

Christine Harper, Paul A. Volcker

Autobiography: historical, political & military; Central government; Business & Economics; Political economy; Economic history

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The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration... [more]

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Fierce Enigmas: A History of the United States in South Asia

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Fierce Enigmas: A History of the United States in South Asia

Srinath Raghavan

History; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Central government policies

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The two-hundred-year history of the United States' involvement in South Asia--the key to understanding contemporary American... [more]

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Is Democracy Failing?: A primer for the 21st century

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Is Democracy Failing?: A primer for the 21st century

Niheer Dasandi

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Central government

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One of four titles in Thames & Hudson's innovative new `Big Idea' series, this book explores and interrogates each form of... [more]

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Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception

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Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception...

Paul Pillar

History; History of the Americas; Historical geography; Political science & theory; Central government; Geopolitics

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Paul R. Pillar ties the American public's misconceptions about foreign threats and behaviors to the nation's history and geography,... [more]

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One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

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One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the...

E. J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, Thomas E. Mann

History; Politics & government; Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies; Political structure & processes; Constitution: government & the state; Central government

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The instant New York Times bestseller from Washington's premier political scholar-journalists on the threat posed by the Trump... [more]

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Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era

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Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era...

T. V. Paul

21st century history: from c 2000 -; Politics & government; Political structure & processes; Central government policies; Diplomacy; Political economy

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How subtler forms of balance-of-power politics can help states achieve their goals against aggressive powers without wars... [more]

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Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam

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Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam

Robert K. Brigham

History; Vietnam War; Central government policies; Diplomacy; Geopolitics; Warfare & defence

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This disturbing new account of Henry Kissinger's Vietnam years shows a blundering, self-serving man who led America to tragedy... [more]

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We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

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We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

Roy Scranton

Literary essays; Iraq War; Political science & theory; Central government policies

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We're Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on... [more]

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