Leura Books
out of print & used books
po box 1524 bowral 2576

 



Quick Search - Just type in one word and be amazed!

Magic Search
Author
Title
Advanced Search
 
GIFT CARD
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
Our Categories
Animals & Nature
Anthology
Anthropology
Antiques & Collectibles
Archaeology
Architecture
Art
Astrology
Astronomy
Audio Books
Australian
Autobiography
Aviation
Biography
Books About Books
Building
Business,Finance,Economics
Cartoons
Childcare
Children's
Christmas
Comics
Communication
Cookery, Food & Wine
Cosmology
Countries
Crafts & Hobbies
Culture
Dance
Divination
Dreams
Ecology
Economics
Education
Egypt
Engineering
Entertainment
Environment / Planning
Erotica
Essays
Etiquette
Evolution
Exploration
Family & Relationships
Farming
Fashion & Beauty
Fiction
Film
Flora
Foreign Language
Forestry
Games & Puzzles
Gay & Lesbian
Gemology
Genealogy
Geography
Health
Herbs
History
Horticulture
House & Home
Human Sciences
Humour
Industrial Relations
Inspirational
Interior Design
Language
Large Print
Law
Literature
Magic
Marine Life
Maritime
Mathematics
Media
Men's Issues / Men's Health
Meterology
Military
Mining
Motor Vehicles
Music
Myth, Legend, Folk & Fairy Tales
Nautical
New Age
Non Fiction
Occult
Palaentology
Parenting
Philately
Philosophy
Photography
Plays
Poetry
Politics
Pregnancy
Psychology
Rare & Collectible
Reference
Religion, Theology
Royalty

 
 
 

Politics

 - 72 items found in your search
Politics
   -Political Science

Governing China: From Revolution Through Reform, Kenneth Lieberthal
Governing China: From Revolution Through Reform
Kenneth Lieberthal
20.00 AUD



David Lange: My Life, David Lange
David Lange: My Life
David Lange
20.00 AUD



Taking Charge - The Johnson White House Tapes 1963-1964, Michael R. Beschloss
Taking Charge - The Johnson White House Tapes 1963-1964
Michael R. Beschloss
20.00 AUD



Socialist Opposition In Eastern Europe - The Czechoslovak Example, Jiri Pelikan
Socialist Opposition In Eastern Europe - The Czechoslovak Example
Jiri Pelikan
17.50 AUD



Australian Public Sector Management, David Corbett
Australian Public Sector Management
David Corbett
17.50 AUD



The Yes Men: The True Story of the End of the World Trade Organization, Various
The Yes Men: The True Story of the End of the World Trade Organization
Various
14.00 AUD



Pyramids of Sacrifice - Political Ethics and Social Change, Peter L. Berger
Pyramids of Sacrifice - Political Ethics and Social Change
Peter L. Berger
7.50 AUD



Politics in France, Pierre Avril
Politics in France
Pierre Avril
8.00 AUD



 

Click on Title to view full description

 
The Truth With Jokes, Al Franken
1 Al Franken The Truth With Jokes
Allen Lane 230630 2005 First Edition 0713998091 / 9780713998092 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Nearly a year after the presidential election of 2004, Al Franken is still checking facts, exposing lies, and trying to clear the record as he sees it. Sneering at President Bush's declaration of a mandate after a two-and-a-half percent victory, he deconstructs Bush's 2004 platform of "fear, smear, and queers," and explains how the president has done some flip-flopping of his own. He offers comment on well-known stories, including the Terri Schiavo case, and some more obscure, such as reports of forced prostitution, indentured servitude, and squalid conditions at clothing factories in Saipan (which is part of the American Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Franken focuses on Tom DeLay's connection to the territory and his efforts to prevent bills from being passed that would have required Saipan to follow U.S. labor laws. Iraq, too, is discussed, from its planning stages to the huge sum of money currently unaccounted for, including $8.8 billion missing from the Coalition Provisional Authority's coffers. On the home front, Franken covers President Bush's attempt at Social Security reform, explaining how they came up with the projected shortfall figure of $11 trillion. For one thing, they adjusted life expectancy to 150 years, while leaving the retirement age at 67: "That's an eighty-three-year retirement. They're never gonna get to that without stem cell research." He also takes some wickedly funny swipes at Karl Rove, lobbyist Jack Abramoff, pundits and hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Tim Russert, and Sean Hannity, and, of course, President Bush. 336 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN: 0713998091. ISBN/EAN: 9780713998092. Inventory No: 230630. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alistair Campbell Diaries, Alastair Campbell and Richard Stott [Editor]
2 Alastair Campbell and Richard Stott [Editor] The Blair Years: Extracts from the Alistair Campbell Diaries
Hutchinson 239960 Australia 2007 0091796296 / 9780091796297 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The "Blair Years" is the most compelling and revealing account of contemporary politics you will ever read. Taken from Alastair Campbell's daily diaries, it charts the rise of New Labour and the tumultuous years of Tony Blair's leadership, providing the first important record of a remarkable decade in our national life. Here are the defining events of our time, from Labour's new dawn to the war on terror, from the death of Diana to negotiations for peace in Northern Ireland, from Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, through to the Hutton Inquiry of 2003, the year Campbell resigned his position at No 10. But above all here is Tony Blair up close and personal, taking the decisions that affected the lives of millions, under relentless and often hostile pressure. Often described as the second most powerful figure in Britain, Alastair Campbell is no stranger to controversy. Feared and admired in equal measure, hated by some, he was pivotal to the founding of New Labour and the sensational election victory of 1997. As Blair's press secretary, strategist and trusted confidant, Campbell spent more waking hours alongside the Prime Minister than anyone. His diaires - at times brutally frank, often funny, always compelling - take the reader right to the heart of government. "The Blair Years" is a story of politics in the raw, of progress and setback, of reputations made and destroyed, under the relentless scrutiny of a 24-hour media. Unflinchingly told, it covers the crises and scandals, the rows and resignations, the ups and downs of Britain's hothouse politics. But amid the big events are insights and observations that make this a remarkably human portrayal of some of the most powerful people in the world. There has never been so riveting a book about life at the very top, nor a more human book about politics, told by a man who saw it all. 794 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN/EAN: 9780091796297. Inventory No: 239960. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 45.00 AUD
 
 
Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America - Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil, Andre Gunder Frank
3 Andre Gunder Frank Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America - Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil
Pelican / Penguin Books 226772 Great Britain 1971 0140213341 / 9780140213348 Softcover Good Condition The Penguin Latin American Library 368 pages. Pages well browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics::Political Science; Politics & Government; ISBN: 0140213341. ISBN/EAN: 9780140213348. Inventory No: 226772. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 7.50 AUD
 
 
Dulles On Diplomacy, Andrew H. Berding
4 Andrew H. Berding Dulles On Diplomacy
D. Van Nostrand Company 229220 New Jersey 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 184 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; United States; Politics & Government; Inventory No: 229220. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 14.00 AUD
 
 
NELSON MANDELA, Benson, Mary
5 Benson, Mary NELSON MANDELA
Penguin Books GHE002041 Middlesex 1986 First Thus 0140089411 / 9780140089417 Softcover Very Good 1st Penguin Edition, pictorial wraps, 269pp, b/w photos, indexed. Minor creases to corners of wraps, inside is square, clean and tight with no markings, age toning to extremities. This is a bio that was written while Mr Mandela was still imprisoned and as the groundswell of anti-apartheid feeling was sweeping S.A. 240g when packed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; Politics; History; Biography. ISBN: 0140089411. ISBN/EAN: 9780140089417. Inventory No: GHE002041. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, Bernard Shaw
6 Bernard Shaw The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism
Constable 235683 London 1928 Hardcover Good Condition Green decorative boards. Front title page and blank front endpaper have been removed. Contents page has Chapter titles underlined in pink pen. 495 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; Politics. Inventory No: 235683. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
Back to Work - Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy, Bill Clinton
7 Bill Clinton Back to Work - Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy
Hutchinson 229297 Australia 2011 0091944147 / 9780091944148 Softcover Good Condition President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters--presenting his ideas on restoring economic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and pursuing a strategy to get us "back in the future business." He explains how we got into the current economic crisis, and offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses. He supports President Obama's emphasis on green technology, saying that changing the way we produce and consume energy is the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy while enhancing our national security. Clinton also stresses that we need a strong private sector and a smart government working together to restore prosperity and progress, demonstrating that whenever we've given in to the temptation to blame government for all our problems, we've lost our ability to produce sustained economic growth and shared prosperity. Clinton writes, "There is simply no evidence that we can succeed in the twenty-first century with an antigovernment strategy," based on "a philosophy grounded in 'you're on your own' rather than 'we're all in this together.' " He believes that conflict between government and the private sector has proved to be good politics but has produced bad policies, giving us a weak economy with not enough jobs, growing income inequality and poverty, and a decline in our competitive position. In the real world, cooperation works much better than conflict, and "Americans need victories in real life." 196 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN/EAN: 9780091944148. Inventory No: 229297. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
State of Denial - Bush at War Part III, Bob Woodward
8 Bob Woodward State of Denial - Bush at War Part III
Simon & Schuster 231665 New York 2006 First Edition 0743272234 / 9780743272230 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good "Insurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year." This was the secret Pentagon assessment sent to the White House in May 2006. The forecast of a more violent 2007 in Iraq contradicted the repeated optimistic statements of President Bush, including one, two days earlier, when he said we were at a "turning point" that history would mark as the time "the forces of terror began their long retreat." State of Denial examines how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to Congress, and often to themselves. Two days after the May report, the Pentagon told Congress, in a report required by law, that the "appeal and motivation for continued violent action will begin to wane in early 2007." In this detailed inside story of a war-torn White House, Bob Woodward reveals how White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, with the indirect support of other high officials, tried for 18 months to get Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld replaced. The president and Vice President Cheney refused. At the beginning of Bush's second term, Stephen Hadley, who replaced Condoleezza Rice as national security adviser, gave the administration a "D minus" on implementing its policies. A SECRET report to the new Secretary of State Rice from her counsellor stated that, nearly two years after the invasion, Iraq was a "failed state." State of Denial reveals that at the urging of Vice President Cheney and Rumsfeld, the most frequent outside visitor and Iraq adviser to President Bush is former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who, haunted still by the loss in Vietnam, emerges as a hidden and potent voice. Woodward reveals that the secretary of defence himself believes that the system of co-ordination among departments and agencies is broken, and in a SECRET May 1, 2006, memo, Rumsfeld stated, "the current system of government makes competence next to impossible." State of Denial answers the core questions: What happened after the invasion of Iraq? Why? How does Bush make decisions and manage a war that he chose to define his presidency? And is there an achievable plan for victory? Bob Woodward's third book on President Bush is a sweeping narrative -- from the first days George W. Bush thought seriously about running for president through the recruitment of his national security team, the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the struggle for political survival in the second term. 560 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; United States; Politics & Government; History. ISBN: 0743272234. ISBN/EAN: 9780743272230. Inventory No: 231665. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
Underdevelopment in Kenya - The Political Economy of Neo-Colonialism 1964-1971, Colin Leys
9 Colin Leys Underdevelopment in Kenya - The Political Economy of Neo-Colonialism 1964-1971
HEB 226822 London 1975 0435834916 / 9780435834913 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket 284 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . A bit worn around the edges with a few bumps collected no doubt over the years from normal use.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics::Political Science; Politics & Government; ISBN: 0435834916. ISBN/EAN: 9780435834913. Inventory No: 226822. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Worlds in Conflict: The Current Crisis on American Foreign Policy, D. W. Brogan
10 D. W. Brogan Worlds in Conflict: The Current Crisis on American Foreign Policy
Hamish Hamilton 232713 London 1967 First Edition Hardcover Good Condition Good This book attempts to examine the world position of the Western Powers, above all the United States. The historical reasons for the rise of Europe and then of North America in the Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and for their political, although not economic and technical decline in the twentieth century. 133 pages. Covers rubbed. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; Inventory No: 232713. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Australian Public Sector Management, David Corbett
11 David Corbett Australian Public Sector Management
Allen & Unwin 237575 Australia 1996 Second Edition 1864481609 / 9781864481600 Softcover Very Good Condition In an era of cut-backs, privatisations, corporatisations and out-sourcing, the challenges and responsibilities of a manager in the public sector have never been greater. Here is a voice which offers, with an engaging clarity, a keen understanding of the complexities of management issues in an increasingly turbulent environment.Australian Public Sector Management is a primary textbook on public adminstration and management, yet its style and appreciation of the practical issues makes it a standard for the public sector manager. Blending theory and practice, David Corbett covers the critical problems facing the public sector at the federal, State and local levels. After introducing the framework of and stakeholders in government, he explores strategic planning and budgeting, guiding and managing people, accountability and ethics, funds management, performance evaluation and, uniquely, decision making theory.This second edition offers new chapters on privatisation, regulation and the increasingly important issue of international public sector cooperation and structures. A fresh and welcome development of a much admired text. 295 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; Australian::Australian Politics. ISBN: 1864481609. ISBN/EAN: 9781864481600. Inventory No: 237575. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 17.50 AUD
 
 
David Lange: My Life, David Lange
12 David Lange David Lange: My Life
Viking 237896 Australia 2005 067004556X / 9780670045563 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The long-awaited memoir of New Zealand's outstanding Prime Minister of the late 20th century. David Lange ushered in a revolution in New Zealand when he came to power in 1984, aged just 41. His Labour government introduced sweeping new legislation that unchained the country from its old conservative bonds, established the world's first nuclear free state and let loose a free market economic agenda that radically transformed the country. It was a rapid climb to the very top for the overweight doctor's son from working class South Auckland. As leader during the final years of the Cold War he confronted the agendas of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and lived through the political upheavals of the fall of the Soviet Union, post-apartheid South Africa and Rajiv Ghandi's India. Along the way he memorably defeated the Reverend Jerry Falwell in a famous Oxford Union debate about the morality and sanity of the nuclear arms race, and negotiated the aftermath of the tragic bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French agents in Auckland harbour. 316 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; Politics. ISBN: 067004556X. ISBN/EAN: 9780670045563. Inventory No: 237896. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
The South and the Sectional Image - The Sectional Theme Since reconstruction, Dewey W. Grantham, Jr [Editor]
13 Dewey W. Grantham, Jr [Editor] The South and the Sectional Image - The Sectional Theme Since reconstruction
Harper & Row 226507 New York 1967 Softcover Good Condition 191 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Politics; United States; History::American History. Inventory No: 226507. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
The New Cold War Moscow v. Pekin, Edward Crankshaw
14 Edward Crankshaw The New Cold War Moscow v. Pekin
Penguin Books 226710 Great Britain 1963 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 167 pages. Spine faded. Age tanning to pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; Inventory No: 226710. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
Arms and Politics in Latin America, Edwin Lieuwen
15 Edwin Lieuwen Arms and Politics in Latin America
Frederick A. Praeger 230646 1963 Revised Edition Softcover Good Condition The role of the military in Latin America and its relation to the basic aim of the United States to advance the security of the hemisphere and of the Western World. Small sticker has been lifted on front cover. 335 pages. Text contains marks and notes scattered throughout, in pencil. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; Inventory No: 230646. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 12.00 AUD
 
 
Reframe: How To Solve The World's Trickiest Problems, Eric Knight
16 Eric Knight Reframe: How To Solve The World's Trickiest Problems
Black Inc 242472 2012 1863955593 / 9781863955591 Softcover Very Good Condition 'An original and vital contribution to understanding politics.' - Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist How to solve the world's trickiest political problems? In Reframe, Eric Knight explains how a change of focus can reveal a solution that was lying just outside your frame of vision. From terrorism to global warming, from border security to high finance, he brings a new perspective that is both exhilarating and useful. Why can't we eliminate terrorism by killing terrorists? Why can't we learn anything about climate change by talking about the weather? Why can't we resolve immigration tensions by building higher fences? And what do fishermen in Turkey have to teach us about international relations? This is an optimistic, lucid and original book by a brilliant young Australian thinker. 228 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Politics & Government; Politics. Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781863955591. Inventory No: 242472. Paperback Signed by Author
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Waitangi & Indigenous Rights - Revolution, Law & Legitimation, F.M. Brookfield
17 F.M. Brookfield Waitangi & Indigenous Rights - Revolution, Law & Legitimation
Auckland University Press 226207 New Zealand 1999 1869401840 / 9781869401849 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket This is a contribution to the debate surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi. A central theme is how a revolutionary taking of power by one people over another may be partly legitimated. Wrongs done to those who suffered the take-over must then be redressed with due allowance for new rights and interests that have resulted from it. Part 1 deals with the role of law in actual or threatened revolution, but especially in the revolutionary expansions of Western imperialism. In part 2 the focus is narrowed further: on the British Crown's seizure of power of Aotearoa-New Zealand from 1840, the counter-revolutionary challenges of Maori over the years, the establishment of the separate New Zealand Crown, and the present problems of doing justice to Maori constitutional claims. Developed extensively from the author's earlier writings on law and revolution and on Waitangi matters and indigenous rights, the book is especially for people who study or work in those fields; but it is intended for the general reader also. It aims to advance and to widen current debate, in part by the criticism it offers of the views of some prominent participants. 253 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN: 1869401840. ISBN/EAN: 9781869401849. Inventory No: 226207. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
On Marx, Frederick Engels
18 Frederick Engels On Marx
Foreign Languages Press 012777 Peking, China 1975 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 26 pages Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; Inventory No: 012777. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 10.00 AUD
 
 
Socialism and Parliamentary Democracy, Geoff Hodgson
19 Geoff Hodgson Socialism and Parliamentary Democracy
Spokesman 227723 Great Britain 1977 0851242073 / 9780851242071 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 183 pages. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN: 0851242073. ISBN/EAN: 9780851242071. Inventory No: 227723. Hardcover 
1.00 
Price: 15.00 AUD
 
 
Poltical Anthropology, Georges Balandier
20 Georges Balandier Poltical Anthropology
Pelican / Penguin Books 226419 Great Britain 1972 014021397X / 9780140213973 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 214 pages. Very light tanning to page edges . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Politics; Politics & Government; ISBN: 014021397X. ISBN/EAN: 9780140213973. Inventory No: 226419. Paperback 
1.00 
Price: 8.00 AUD
 
  1  2 3 4  NEXT >  


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie