Best Australian & Oceanian Politics Books

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1. Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam, Revised Edition

Author: by Robert F. Rogers
Published at: University of Hawaii Press; Revised ed. edition (June 30, 2011)
ISBN: 978-0824833343

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This revised edition of the standard history of Guam is intended for general readers and students of the history, politics, and government of the Pacific region. Its narrative spans more than 450 years, beginning with the initial written records of Guam by members of Magellan 1521 expedition and concluding with the impact of the recent global recession on Guam’s fragile economy.

2. Boys Will Be Boys: Power, Patriarchy and Toxic Masculinity

Author: by Clementine Ford
Published at: Oneworld Publications (July 30, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1786076632

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The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the bestselling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl. Boys Will Be Boys answers the question Clementine Ford is most often asked: ‘How do I raise my son to respect women?’ With equal parts passion and humour, Ford reveals how patriarchal society is as destructive for men as it is for women, creating a dangerously limited idea of what it is to be a man.

She traces the way gender norms creep into the home from early childhood, through popular culture or the division of housework and shines a light on what needs to change for equality to become a reality.

3. No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

Author: by Behrouz Boochani
Published at: Anansi International (June 4, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1487006839

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Our government jailed his body, but his soul remained that of a free man. From the Foreword by Man Booker Prizewinning author Richard FlanaganIn 2013, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island, a refugee detention centre off the coast of Australia.

He has been there ever since. This book is the result. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi. It is a voice of witness, an act of survival. A lyric first-hand account. A cry of resistance.

A vivid portrait of five years of incarceration and exile. Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Literature, Australia’s richest literary prize, No Friend But the Mountains is an extraordinary account one that is disturbingly representative of the experience of the many stateless and imprisoned refugees and migrants around the world.

4. Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia

Author: by Clive Hamilton
Published at: Hardie Grant; Illustrated edition (March 20, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1743794807

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Respected academic Clive Hamilton realised something big was happening when, in 2016, it was revealed that wealthy Chinese businessmen linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had become the largest donors to both major Australian political parties. Hamilton began to investigate the Chinese government”s influence in Australia.

What he found shocked him. From politics to culture, real estate to agriculture, universities to unions, and even in primary schools, he uncovered compelling evidence of the CCP”s infiltration of Australia. It is no exaggeration to say the CCP and Australian democracy are on a collision course, with the CCP determined to win, while Australia looks the other way.

Thoroughly researched and powerfully argued, SILENT INVASION is a sobering examination of the mounting threats to democratic freedoms Australians have for too long taken for granted. Yes, China is important to Australia”s economic prosperity; but, Hamilton asks, how much is sovereignty as a nation worth?”Anyone keen to understand how China draws other countries into its sphere of influence should start with Silent Invasion.

5. Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family

Author: by Cameron Bloom
Published at: Atria Books (March 30, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1501162886

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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX FILM PENGUIN BLOOM A triumph that will make your heart soar (Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus), this true story follows a family’s journey of recovery, hope, and courage as they nurse an injured magpie back to healthfrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book.

When Sam Bloom suffers a near fatal fall during a vacation, she is left paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest.

The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam’s spirits. A unique and remarkable insight into a family dealing with tragedy and finding their way through it with love, courage, and hope (Naomi Watts), Penguin the Magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile, or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.

6. Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing

Author: by Anthony R Wells
Published at: Casemate (August 24, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1612009001

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UK/US intelligence and the wider Five Eyes community of Canada, Australia and New Zealand is primarily about one main thing: Relationships. In this remarkable book, Anthony Wells charts fifty years of change, turmoil, intense challenges, successes and failures, and never-ending abiding Five Eyes relationships.

He traces the development of institutions that he firmly believes have sustained, and indeed may have saved, Western democracies and their allies from those ill disposed to the value system and culture of our nations. More than a chronology of the UK/US intelligence community during this fifty-year period, it is also a personal insight into key relationships and the abiding strength of the United States and the United Kingdom and its Five Eyes allies relationships.

The author is the only living person to have worked for British Intelligence as a British citizen and US Intelligence as a US citizen. As a fully trained and accredited security officer for two US intelligence organizations, Anthony has relied on his own extensive unclassified collection of papers, personal notes and diaries, as well as his family library for source material to create this book.

7. Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances

Author: by Mira Rapp-Hooper
Published at: Harvard University Press (June 9, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0674982956

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Is America’s alliance system so quietly effective that politicians and voters fail to appreciate its importance in delivering the security they take for granted? For the first century and a half of its existence, the United States had just one alliancea valuable but highly controversial military arrangement with France.

Largely out of deference to George Washington’s warnings against the dangers of entangling alliances, subsequent American presidents did not consider entering another until the Second World War. Then everything suddenly changed. Between 1948 and 1955, US leaders extended defensive security guarantees to twenty-three countries in Europe and Asia.

Seventy years later, the United States had allied with thirty-seven. In Shields of the Republic, Mira Rapp-Hooper reveals the remarkable success of America’s unprecedented system of alliances. During the Cold War, a grand strategy focused on allied defense, deterrence, and assurance helped to keep the peace at far lower material and political costs than its critics allege.

8. Hacia una economía moral (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Published at: Planeta Publishing (January 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-6070764820

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El paradigma que estamos construyendo se basa en la conviccin de que es ms fuertela generosidad que el egosmo, ms poderosa la empata que el odio, ms eficiente la colaboracin que la competencia, ms constructiva la libertad que la prohibicin y ms fructfera la confianza que la desconfianza.

Tenemos la certeza de que los principios ticos y vanguardistas de nuestro pueblo son las claves del nuevo pacto social y del modelo de desarrollo para el Mxico que est renaciendo tras la larga y oscura noche del neoliberalismo. Este libro permite entender con claridad la propuesta del presidente Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador de una economa nacional basada en la prosperidad general de la poblacin y la restructuracin de los organismos, las instituciones y, sobre todo, las prcticas polticas y sociales para servir al bien comn y propiciar un verdadero Estado de bienestar.

Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador ofrece, como ningn otro presidente de Mxico lo haba hecho antes, un dilogo ntimo y elocuente sobre los puntuales resultados de su primer ao de gobierno.

9. Everything Ancient Was Once New (Indigenous Pacifics)

Author: by Case
Published at: University of Hawaii Press (February 28, 2021)
ISBN: 978-0824886813

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In Everything Ancient Was Once New, Emalani Case explores Indigenous persistence through the concept of Kahiki, a term that is at once both an ancestral homeland for Knaka Maoli (Hawaiians) and the knowledge that there is life to be found beyond Hawaii’s shores.

Kahiki is therefore both a symbol of ancestral connection and the potential that comes with remembering and acting upon that connection. Tracing physical, historical, intellectual, and spiritual journeys to and from Kahiki, Case frames it as a place of refuge and sanctuary, a place where ancient knowledge can constantly be made anew.

It is in Kahiki, and in the sanctuary it creates, that today’s Knaka Maoli can find safety and reprieve from the continued onslaught of settler colonial violence while confronting some of the uncomfortable and challenging realities of being Indigenous in Hawaii, in the Pacific, and in the world.

The book engages with Kahiki as a shifting term employed by Knaka Maoli to explain their lives and experiences at different points in history. Case argues for reactivated and reinvigorated engagements with Kahiki to support ongoing work aimed at decolonizing physical and ideological spaces and to reconnect Knaka Maoli to peoples and places in the Pacific region and beyond in purposeful, meaningful ways.

10. We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected Essays

Author: by Shirley Hazzard
Published at: Columbia University Press; First Edition (January 5, 2016)
ISBN: 978-0231173261

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Spanning the 1960s to the 2000s, these nonfiction writings showcase Shirley Hazzard’s extensive thinking on global politics, international relations, the history and fraught present of Western literary culture, and postwar life in Europe and Asia. They add essential clarity to the themes that dominate her award-winning fiction and expand the intellectual registers in which her writings work.

Hazzard writes about her employment at the United Nations and the institution’s manifold failings. She shares her personal experience with the aftermath of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the nature of life in late-1940s Hong Kong. She speaks to the decline of the hero as a public figure in Western literature and affirms the ongoing power of fiction to console, inspire, and direct human life, despiteor maybe because ofthe world’s disheartening realities.

Cementing Hazzard’s place as one of the twentieth century’s sharpest and most versatile thinkers, this collection also encapsulates for readers the critical events defining postwar letters, thought, and politics.

11. Signs of Safety: A Solution and Safety Oriented Approach to Child Protection Casework

Author: by Steve Edwards
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition (July 17, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0393703009

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This book presents a revolutionary approach to child protection work. It focuses on the question, “How can child protection professionals actually build partnerships with parents where there is suspected or substantiated child abuse or neglect?” The authors bring the solution orientation to child protection work, expanding the investigation of risk to encompass signs of safety that can be built upon to stabilize and strengthen the child’s and family’s situation.

The philosophy behind this approach is clearly articulated through ten practice principles that serve as guiding beacons for child protection workers as they traverse the rough waters of abuse and neglect investigation. Child protection workers are involved with vulnerable, at-risk children in potentially volatile situations.

Here they will find a new child protection assessment and planning protocol that allows for comprehensive risk assessment incorporating both danger and safety and the perspectives of both professionals and service recipients (parents). The authors provide practical, hands-on strategies for building a partnership with parents, which may, in the long run, prevent abuse and family dissolution.

12. The World Food Problem, 5th ed.: Toward Understanding and Ending Undernutrition in the Developing World

Author: by Howard D. Leathers
Published at: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.; 5th edition (January 3, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1626374515

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The fifth edition of The World Food Problem reflects nearly a decade of new research on the causes and potential solutions to the problems of producing and distributing food in developing countries. With extensively updated data and new case studies throughout, this edition includes new or expanded discussions of such issues as genetically modified food, the impact of climate change, the quality of agricultural land and water, the significance of globalization, abd implications of changes in demographic policy, such as the reversal of China’s “one-child rule”.CONTENTS:Introduction.

THE FACTS ABOUT MALNUTRITION. Famines: The Historical Context. Defining Malnutrition. Measuring Undernutrition.Why Does It Matter?Who, When, Where? ADDRESSING CAUSES OF UNDERNUTRITION.Supply and Demand.It’s Not Food vs.Population. The Problem of Income. Other Factors Influencing Demand. Issues of Agricultural Land and Water.

Environmental Degradation and Climate Change. The Potential of Input Intensity. The Potential of New Technology. An Important Aside: The Question of Health. POLICY APPROACHES TO UNDERNUTRITION. Philosophical Approaches to Food Policy. Raising the Incomes of the Poor.Population Policy. Subsidizing Consumption.

13. Carbon Captured: How Business and Labor Control Climate Politics (American and Comparative Environmental Policy)

Author: by Matto Mildenberger
Published at: The MIT Press; Illustrated edition (February 18, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0262538251

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A comparative examination of domestic climate politics that offers a theory for cross-national differences in domestic climate policymaking. Climate change threatens the planet, and yet policy responses have varied widely across nations. Some countries have undertaken ambitious programs to stave off climate disaster, others have done little, and still others have passed policies that were later rolled back.

In this book, Matto Mildenberger opens the black box of domestic climate politics, examining policy making trajectories in several countries and offering a theoretical explanation for national differences in the climate policy process. Mildenberger introduces the concept of double representationwhen carbon polluters enjoy political representation on both the left (through industrial unions fearful of job loss) and the right (through industrial business associations fighting policy costs)and argues that different climate policy approaches can be explained by the interaction of climate policy preferences and domestic institutions.