• Struggle for Sovereignty New Zealand and Twenty First Century Statehood
    Struggle for Sovereignty New Zealand and Twenty First Century Statehood
    In the era of public choice and free markets, does the New Zealand state still have the best interests of its individual citizens at heart? Since 1984, as Margaret Wilson argues, the shift to a neo-liberal public policy framework has profoundly affected the country's sovereignty. In this far-sighted BWB Text, Professor Wilson draws on a wealth of knowledge and experience to assess the future of New Zealand statehood in a globalised world.

    ISBN: 9780908321209
    Publication date: 01/04/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Wilson, Margaret
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Tauira Maori Methods of Learning and Teaching
    Tauira Maori Methods of Learning and Teaching
    Based on extensive interviews with 21 individuals, this book allows us to listen to M?ori from Northland recall the mid-20th century rural world in which they grew up. MetgeAEs work tackles important questions about M?ori teaching and learning: What was the role of whanau and hapu, household and marae, kaumatua and siblings, work and play in learning? How much learning was practical and how much by teaching? Metge shows that M?ori ways of learning flourished alongside the school system in rural Northland and that those educational practices had a particular form and philosophy. M?ori focused on learning by doing, teaching in context, learning in a group, memorising, and advancement when ready. M?ori of rural Northland imparted cultural knowledge as well as practical skills through daily life and storytelling, in whanau and community activities. Under achievement of M?ori children in state schools is often attributed to deficiencies in the childrenAEs home environment. Joan Metge presents a different view. She introduces readers to M?ori methods of teaching and learning that are rich in lessons for us all.

    ISBN: 9781869408220
    Publication date: 15/06/2015
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Metge, Joan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Tax and Fairness
    Tax and Fairness
    The world has changed a lot in the last thirty years, but New Zealand's tax system hasn't. Since the 1980s New Zealand's taxation policy has remained the same, despite substantial economic and social changes. The system may be familiar, but is it fair?Deborah Russell and Terry Baucher's lively analysis shows why answers to this question cut to the heart of whether New Zealand can be considered an egalitarian country. Drawing on the latest evidence and using plain language, they explore thorny issues such as the taxation of housing, multinationals and inequality between generations. The remedies proposed in this short book will help change the way New Zealanders think about tax in the twenty-first century.

    ISBN: 9780947518608
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Russell, Deborah & Baucher, Terry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • That F Word Growing Up Feminist in Aotearoa
    That F Word Growing Up Feminist in Aotearoa
    A wake-up call and a battle-cry for all Kiwi women Lizzie Marvelly tells the story of New Zealand's feminist roots, then traverses the modern landscape, tearing apart areas of gender imbalance and pervading attitudes to Kiwi women. In particular, Lizzie examines how men have been brought up with certain values - the rugby, racing and beer mentality we know all too well. Lizzie grew up an ardent Chiefs and All Blacks fan, but a wiser head now recognises that there are still endemic issues for society to address. Lizzie speaks about her own first-hand experiences with sexism and male misconduct, while also offering advice to young girls on how to take full control of their lives.

    ISBN: 9781775541127
    Publication date: 20/08/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Marvelly, Lizzie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Time of Useful Consciousness Acting Urgently on Climate Change 2015
    Time of Useful Consciousness Acting Urgently on Climate Change 2015
    'The bottom line question is: what actions in this time period are truly vital, and will we take them?'Our climate is changing, in ways that will have long-term impacts for us and for our children. Yet still we fail to take meaningful action. Why? And when will it be too late?Ralph Chapman argues that we have only 'a small and shrinking window of time' before the pressures from climate change become too great for us to address them coherently. This BWB Text is a practical call to arms for New Zealand citizens and policy makers alike, identifying the actions that are urgent and critical for the creation of a green economy and a sustainable future.

    ISBN: 9780908321414
    Publication date: 03/08/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Chapman, Ralph
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Transforming the Welfare State
    Transforming the Welfare State
    In this BWB Text, Jonathan Boston tackles one of the most urgent questions in contemporary New Zealand: how should we transform the welfare state? Not only do we need to alleviate our current serious social problems, but we also need to meet the challenges of the future in a way that enhances intergenerational fairness and wellbeing. The answer, Boston argues, lies in a comprehensive package of reforms covering the benefit system, family assistance, child support, housing, and health care.

    ISBN: 9781988545738
    Publication date: 05/07/2019
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Boston, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Turning Point Auckland
    Turning Point Auckland
    Auckland is at a turning point. At current growth rates it will pass two million people sometime during the decade beginning 2022, at which point social and infrastructure problems will begin to compound.

    This book is for two groups of people: new residents coming to Auckland who will need us to prepare the way for them, and current residents who wonder what we can do to improve the city.

    Drawing on the latest international thinking on cities, Owen Gill puts forward a radical yet sensible agenda for change to allow Auckland to take its place as a leading hub of the Asia-Pacific region.

    Turning Point Auckland features colour images illustrating Auckland's diverse environments and succinct appendices that summarise the author's proposals for making this a truly great city.

    ISBN: 9780473465506
    Publication date: 04/02/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Gill, Owen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Understanding Violence T
    Understanding Violence T
    For most of us, violence is something observed from the safety of our living spaces where we watch televised terrorist attacks and ongoing global conflict. We engage with the horror of mass shootings, and try to make sense of what appears to be senseless violence toward innocent victims. Domestic murders and assaults now seem commonplace items in our newspapers. But many human service workers and social workers confront violence-related issues every day in situations arising across every stratum of our society.
    This book takes a multi-disciplinary perspective towards understanding and developing effective responses to violence, its prevention and management. It encompasses a variety of fields of practice and offers sound analysis of theories that underpin these fields along with their pracice implications.
    Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services is a reference for professionals, an essential resource for students and will be of interest to the wider community in explaining community responses to violence. The editors have recruited a wide range of experts who collectively offer valuable insights into different aspects of violence. There is something in the book for researchers, practitioners amd policy analysts and it should provide readers with a comprehensive overview of both New Zealand and international cutting-edge strategies for dealing with violence in its various forms.

    ISBN: 9781927145487
    Publication date: 17/06/2013
    Price: $42.29
    Author: Taylor/Connolly (Eds)
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.29
  • Waitangi a Living Treaty  2019
    Waitangi a Living Treaty 2019
    Acclaimed historian Matthew Wright explores the evolution of New Zealand's most historically significant document, the Treaty of Waitangi, from its origins to its place in the present day.

    From the early cultural collisions between Maori and Pakeha that led to this landmark agreement, to the many reinterpretations that have followed, Waitangi: A Living Treaty brings the story and concepts of the Treaty to life in this revealing and thought-provoking read.

    ISBN: 9781869539962
    Publication date: 21/01/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wright, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Wealth and New Zealand
    Wealth and New Zealand
    The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in 1986. But what do these figures mean and what else do we know about New Zealand's fortunes? Following his groundbreaking work on income inequality, Max Rashbrooke examines how wealth shapes New Zealand experience. Drawing on previously unpublished data, this award-winning writer explores what constitutes wealth in New Zealand - where, how and why it is held. In doing so, he addresses how wealth has come to be so unevenly distributed, and why this imbalance is something we can no longer ignore.

    ISBN: 9780908321575
    Publication date: 09/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Rashbrooke, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Why Science Is Sexist
    Why Science Is Sexist
    In June 2015, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt resigned from the Faculty of Life Sciences at University College London after making a dismissive remark about female scientists.The incident is just the tip of the iceberg, argues Nicola Gaston, President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists. In this timely BWB Text, she scrutinises the sexism afflicting the discipline of science, from the under-representation of women to the 'scientific' argument that mental capabilities are gendered. Ultimately, she asks what can be done to combat unconscious bias in science - and to ensure that the future of scientific inquiry is both balanced and objective.

    ISBN: 9780908321650
    Publication date: 09/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Gaston, Nicola
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Women Now the Legacy of Female Suffrage
    Women Now the Legacy of Female Suffrage
    It's 125 years since New Zealand women won the right to vote. But the battle for the right to so much else is ongoing. This first volume in the Te Papa `Thinking About' series is published to mark the 125th anniversary of suffrage, and brings together provocative, insightful and energetically argued essays by 12 leading New Zealand writers and thinkers, based around objects from Te Papa's collection.

    Sandra Coney, Holly Walker, Barbara Brookes, Tina Makereti, Sue Bradford, Morgan Godfery, Golriz Ghahraman, Dame Fiona Kidman, Ben Schrader, Charlotte MacDonald, Grace Taylor and Megan Whelan examine how New Zealand women have fared since 1893.

    ISBN: 9780994146007
    Publication date: 13/09/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Labrum, Bronwyn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
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