Blog Archives

Theory vs practice, Colin Knox

The Intangibles of Managing A J (Tone) Borren Dunmore Press, $29.95 ISBN 0864692390 The New Zealand Small Business Guide Richard Higham and Sara Williams Penguin, $29.95 (revised edition) ISBN 0140132201 Marketing In New Zealand Alyse Boaz Longman Paul, $29.95 ISBN

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Non-fiction and Review

The undemocratic free market, Bryan Gould

Beyond the Free Market: Rebuilding a Just Society in New Zealand
David Cooke, Claire Hill, Pat Baskett and Ruth Irwin (eds)
Dunmore Press, $30.00,
ISBN 9711927212189

In the opening essay of this impressive collection, Nicky Hager identifies 1993 as the crucial date when opinion turned against Rogernomics and Ruth Richardson; and yet, he asks, “more than 20 years after that profound change in public opinion, New Zealand still retains many of the policies of the 1980s and early 1990s. Why?”

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Economics, Non-fiction and Review

More management, less education, Tim Hazledine

Crisis of Identity? The Mission and Management of Universities in New Zealand Wilf Malcolm and Nicholas Tarling  Dunmore Press, $39.95, ISBN 9781877399275 Clark Kerr, a great president of the University of California at Berkeley, once defined the university as “a

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Non-fiction and Review

Porridge stirring, John Horrocks

The Problem of Prisons: Correction Reform in New Zealand since 1840 Greg Newbold Dunmore Press, $49.95, ISBN 9790187399213 Mt Eden Prison in Auckland speaks of an era when punishment and incarceration were very visible. Its turreted buildings of black volcanic

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in History, Non-fiction, Politics & Law and Review

Telling tales out of school, Harvey Molloy

Those Who Can Teach: A History of Secondary Education in New Zealand from the Union Perspective David Grant Steele Roberts, $39.95, ISBN 1877338214 Welcome to the Campus of Struggle: Dispatches from the International Student Academic Front 1999-2004 David Cohen Dunmore

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Education, History, Non-fiction and Review

In their natural habitat, Barry Gustafson

Political Animals: Confessions of a Parliamentary Zoologist Jane Clifton Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 0143019643 Two Titans: Muldoon, Lange and Leadership Jon Johansson Dunmore Press, $34.95, ISBN 1877399019 I have always loved Jane Clifton. I mean her well-informed, insightful and quirky newspaper

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Non-fiction, Politics & Law and Review

The House that we built, Colin James

The House: New Zealand’s House of Representatives 1854-2004 John E Martin Dunmore Press, $59.95, ISBN 0864694636 Parliament is a brutal place. Only the idealistic, the ideological, the hard-nosed and the ruthless gather there. No person is inviolate, no secret safe,

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in History, Non-fiction, Politics & Law and Review

Absolutely positive it’s dead? Tim Hazledine

Muldoon Revisited ed Margaret Clark Dunmore Press, $39.95, ISBN 0864694652 What were you doing the day Robert Muldoon died? I was in Auckland, very recently returned to this country after 20 years overseas. I watched the coverage of the death

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Biography, Non-fiction, Politics & Law and Review

Our biggest brashest city, Diane Brown

Auckland before the Harbour Bridge Graham Stewart Grantham House, $69.95, ISBN 1869340868. Almighty Auckland? ed Ian Carter, David Craig and Steve Matthewman Dunmore Press, $34.95, ISBN 0864694520 History is big these days but it wasn’t when I was young. My

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Non-fiction, Review and Sociology

Men (mostly) behaving well, W K Hastings

Gay Men, Sex and HIV Heather Worth Dunmore Press, $39.95, ISBN 864694342 As chief censor, I recently classified The Gift, a documentary directed by Louise Hogarth about gay men’s relationships with a virus. It interviews men who “bareback”, who choose

See more ›

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Gender, Health, Non-fiction and Review
Search
Search by category