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The liberal leftie who learned maths, Matthew Hooton

Incredible Luck Don Brash Troika, $35.00, ISBN 9780473269081 The tradition, when a New Zealand political book is published, is for our small but self-absorbed political class to rush to the nearest bookshop – often Bennetts at 1 Bowen Street, now…
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Dressing Wellington’s radicals, David Grant

Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism and Early New Zealand Anarchism Jared Davidson AK Press, $15.00, ISBN 9781849351324 Philip Josephs was a Latvian-born Jewish tailor who escaped religious persecution in his home country. He emigrated firstly to Glasgow – the industrial…
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Refugees and New Zealand compassion, Verica Rupar

Refuge New Zealand: A Nation‘s Response to Refugees and Asylum Seekers Ann Beaglehole Otago University Press, $45.00, ISBN 9781877578502 Andris, Where are You? From Latvia to New Zealand: The Family Story of Andris Apse Ron Crosby Craig Potton Publishing, $40.00,…
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Perseverance and poetry, Barry Gustafson

Reform: A Memoir Geoffrey Palmer Victoria University Press, $80.00, ISBN 9780864739056 Sir Geoffrey Palmer had a distinguished career as a law professor in both New Zealand and the United States and as deputy prime minister and then prime minister in…
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Human rights and public fright, Anne Opie

The Quiet War on Asylum Tracey Barnett Bridget Williams Books, $5.00, ISBN 9781927131909 (EPUB), 9781927131916 (KINDLE), 9781927277983 (PDF) The Punitive Society: Falling Crime and Rising Imprisonment in New Zealand  John Pratt Bridget Williams Books, $5.00, ISBN 9781927277270 (EPUB), 9781927277287 (KINDLE),…
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Compelling mental health, Charles Hornabrook

New Zealand’s Mental Health Act in Practice John Dawson and Kris Gledhill (eds) Victoria University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9780864739049 This book, released to coincide with the 21st birthday of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act of 1992 (MHCAT…
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The inequality divide, Tim Hazledine

Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis Max Rashbrooke (ed) Bridget Williams Books, $40.00, ISBN 9781927131510 Judgements of All Kinds: Economic Policy-Making in New Zealand 1945-1984  Jim McAloon Victoria University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9780864738974 Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis is more than…
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Singing in tune, David Round

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements Nicola R Wheen and Janine Hayward (eds) Bridget Williams Books with the New Zealand Law Foundation, $50.00, ISBN 9781927131381 This book contains a dozen essays on aspects of Treaty of Waitangi settlements. Three cover their context,…
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MMP here to stay, Barry Gustafson

Kicking the Tyres: The New Zealand General Election and Electoral Referendum of 2011 Jon Johansson and Stephen Levine (eds) Victoria University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9780864738349 Since 1987, New Zealand’s political scientists and journalists have recorded and analysed the country’s triennial…
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Bending over backwards, Nicky Hager

Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics and the Collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987 Gerald Hensley Auckland University Press, $45.00, ISBN 9781869407414 Gerald Hensley is an intelligent man, a good researcher and a pleasing and witty writer. Friendly Fire is his third book, and…
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