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Articulating an alternative, Julienne Molineaux

Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-scale Collective Action  Max Rashbrooke Bridget Williams Books, $50.00, ISBN 9781988545080 This is an optimistic book that aims to re-set the narrative on collective action and, in particular, how we discuss…
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A study of politically enforced self-restraint, Janet McLean

In Search of Consensus: New Zealand’s Electoral Act 1956 and its Constitutional Legacy Elizabeth McLeay Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9781776561841 As I write, the sitting president of the United States of America is reported to be seriously contemplating the…
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A gentle caress and a slap in the face, Veronica Maughan

Sodden Downstream Brannavan Gnanalingam Lawrence and Gibson, $29.00, ISBN 9780473410292 She walked in the hope that the tracks would lift her up, like the travelator that she marvelled at the airport, and carry her to Wellington. But there was no…
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Short fiction A habit of story-telling Dennis McEldowney The Best of Albert Wendt’s Short Stories Random House, $29.95, ISBN 1 86941 392 X The title might have been Most of Albert Wendt’s Short  Stories. It includes all the stories in…
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