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            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

            On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Klein, Naomi

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            The fight for a green world is the fight of our lives. And with On Fire, Naomi Klein gives us the ammunition to do it. In frank, personal terms, she shows us how the only way forward out of a polluted world of our own making is only through policy reform - a concrete set of actio...ns to combat the mounting threat of total environmental catastrophe. What's needed, she argues, is something with radical verve and guaranteed protections: in other words, a New Deal. On Fire finds Klein at her most canny and prophetic, and the stakes of our imperiled global situation higher than ever before. In wide-ranging essays reporting from varying stages of ecological crisis - from prescient clarion calls from years ago to our panicked present - Klein wakes us up from our environmental sleepwalk and sets us on a course of potent, necessary action.
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            ISBN 9780241410738
            Released AU 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dalrymple, William

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            In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to b...e a conventional trading company, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual: an international corporation and an aggressive colonial power. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering Bengal and later the Mughal capital Delhi. The company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent Empires disintegrated and was replaced by a dangerously unregulated company - based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power - and the violence and corruption that have reverberated across a continent for generations.
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            ISBN 9781408864388
            Released AU 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Equal: How we fix the gender pay gap

            Equal: How we fix the gender pay gap (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gracie, Carrie

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            Equal is an inspiring, personal and campaigning book about how we should and can fight for equal pay and other kinds of equality in the workplace, by former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie.

            ISBN 9780349012247
            Released AU 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

            On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane (Hardback)

            By Guendelsberger, Emily

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            The bitingly funny, eye-opening story of a college-educated young professional who finds work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly labour.

            ISBN 9780316509008
            Released AU 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            The Meritocracy Trap

            The Meritocracy Trap (Hardback)

            By Markovits, Daniel

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            Even in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, it remains an axiom of modern life that meritocracy reigns supreme and promises to open opportunity to all. The idea that reward should follow ability and effort is so entrenched in our psyche that, e...ven as society divides itself at almost every turn, all sides can be heard repeating meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we think we are. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy's successes. This is the radical argument that The Meritocracy Trap prosecutes with rare force, comprehensive research, and devastating persuasion. Daniel Markovits, a law professor trained in philosophy and economics, is better placed than most to puncture one of the dominant ideas of our age. Having spent his life at elite universities, he knows from the inside the corrosive system we are trapped within, as well as how we can take the first steps towards a world that might afford us both prosperity and dignity.
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            ISBN 9780241289914
            Released AU 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Are Cities the New Global Leaders?

            Are Cities the New Global Leaders? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acuto, Michele

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            We live in an urban age. From Shanghai to Johannesburg, Delhi and Rio, millions of people move to the city each year. Are we seeing the rise of a new 'urban' order? Will cities soon become the new global leaders? In this timely and compelling book, Michele Acuto cuts through the ...hype to offer a cautious and nuanced view of the role of cities in international political decision-making. Cities, he contends, are already leading on many global agendas. Yet, they must also be stewards of global futures, working in coalition with other authorities to safeguard equitable and sustainable solutions to problems that will increasingly be played out in the streets of cities all over the world.
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            ISBN 9781509508990
            Released AU 20 Sep 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Global Futures
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            Sociology of Economic Innovation

            Sociology of Economic Innovation (Paperback)

            By Ramella, Francesco

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            This book offers a sociological overview of the theories and research on economic innovation. Over the past few decades, the economics of innovation has given rise to a lively flow of studies, and innovation studies continues to develop as an interdisciplinary field of research. ...Sociology in general, and economic sociology in particular, have already made a significant contribution to innovation and continue to play a crucial role in this emerging field. This book presents an integrated sociological approach to the study of economic innovation. It explores the key theories and sociological research on innovation, as well as other contributions to the field of Innovation Studies from economists, geographers, and psychologists. Ramella argues that in order to understand the processes of innovation, it is necessary to look at the actors of innovation, at the relations that exist between them and at the sectoral and territorial contexts in which they operate. For students, this book includes international case studies throughout, as well as further study questions at the end of each chapter.
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            ISBN 9780367359980
            Released AU 21 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Sociology
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            Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects

            Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Performance and Future Prospects (Hardback)

            Edited by Diao, Xinshen; Hazell, Peter; Kolavalli, Shashidhara; Resnick, Danielle

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            Using Ghana as a case study, Ghana's Economic and Agricultural Transformation integrates economic and political analysis to explore the challenges and opportunities of Africa's growth and transformation.

            ISBN 9780198845348
            Released AU 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Are Cities the New Global Leaders?

            Are Cities the New Global Leaders? (Hardback)

            By Acuto, Michele

            • RRP: $73.99
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            We live in an urban age. From Shanghai to Johannesburg, Delhi and Rio, millions of people move to the city each year. Are we seeing the rise of a new 'urban' order? Will cities soon become the new global leaders? In this timely and compelling book, Michele Acuto cuts through the ...hype to offer a cautious and nuanced view of the role of cities in international political decision-making. Cities, he contends, are already leading on many global agendas. Yet, they must also be stewards of global futures, working in coalition with other authorities to safeguard equitable and sustainable solutions to problems that will increasingly be played out in the streets of cities all over the world.
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            ISBN 9781509508983
            Released AU 20 Sep 2019
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Global Futures
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            Methods for Estimation and Inference in Modern Econometrics

            Methods for Estimation and Inference in Modern Econometrics (Paperback)

            By Anatolyev, Stanislav; Gospodinov, Nikolay

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            Methods for Estimation and Inference in Modern Econometrics provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of emerging topics, such as generalized empirical likelihood estimation and alternative asymptotics under drifting parameterizations, which have not been discussed in... detail outside of highly technical research papers. The book also addresses several problems often arising in the analysis of economic data, including weak identification, model misspecification, and possible nonstationarity. The book's appendix provides a review of some basic concepts and results from linear algebra, probability theory, and statistics that are used throughout the book. Topics covered include: Well-established nonparametric and parametric approaches to estimation and conventional (asymptotic and bootstrap) frameworks for statistical inference Estimation of models based on moment restrictions implied by economic theory, including various method-of-moments estimators for unconditional and conditional moment restriction models, and asymptotic theory for correctly specified and misspecified models Non-conventional asymptotic tools that lead to improved finite sample inference, such as higher-order asymptotic analysis that allows for more accurate approximations via various asymptotic expansions, and asymptotic approximations based on drifting parameter sequences Offering a unified approach to studying econometric problems, Methods for Estimation and Inference in Modern Econometrics links most of the existing estimation and inference methods in a general framework to help readers synthesize all aspects of modern econometric theory. Various theoretical exercises and suggested solutions are included to facilitate understanding.
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            ISBN 9780367382667
            Released AU 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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