The Hillary Doctrine: Sex & American Foreign Policy

First, what has been the role of sex in U.S. foreign policy? Through a historical overview of the Carter, Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Clinton administrations, the authors analyze the ebb and flow of policies and programs focused on women and girls.

The Hillary Doctrine: Sex & American Foreign Policy

 by Valerie M. Hudson and Patricia Leidl Given that much of the political science literature on women, gender, and U.S. foreign policy has primarily examined the legislative branch and public opinion, The Hillary Doctrine’s focus on the executive branch is an important and welcome contribution to the international relations field. Hudson and Leidl focus on […]

Book Review:The Ethical Economy

Book Review:The Ethical Economy

The Ethical Economy: Rebuilding Value After the Crisis, by Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen, Columbia University Press, 2013 The Ethical Economy introduces two major intellectuals mapping the transition from early industrial manufacturing and its economics based on objects (things you can drop on your foot) to today’s information economies where intellectual property, intangibles, brands and […]

Book Review: Heartfulness -Beyond Mindfulness-Finding Your Real Life

Book Review: Heartfulness -Beyond Mindfulness-Finding Your Real Life

Dr Stephen McKenzie Released by Exile publishing comes a truly inspiring book which we all ought to read to help find a little more peace in our lives. Dont we all need that and to make the world a better place to be in? Dr Stephen McKenzie looks at the lived examples of such luminnaires […]

E. Freya Williams on the Business Case for Sustainability

E. Freya Williams on the Business Case for Sustainability

What’s the business case for sustainability? Over the past eight years that I’ve spent compiling evidence that brands can both maximize profit and be a force for social good, that’s the question I’ve been asked most often. And it’s one that tends to be on the minds of business leaders each year around Earth Day. […]

Book Review:The Shape of the New

Book Review:The Shape of the New

Scott L Montgomery, Daniel Chirot Princeton University Press A broad survey of the ideas that have driven modern history since the 19th century—and on account of which millions of lives have been changed for good or ill. According to Montgomery (Does Science Need a Global Language?: English and the Future of Research, 2013, etc.) and […]

Book Review: Atmosphere of Hope

Book Review: Atmosphere of Hope

Tim Flannery, Text Publishing A decade ago, Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the issue of […]

Book Review: Two Futures – Australia at a Critical Moment

Book Review: Two Futures – Australia at a Critical Moment

Text Publishing What will Australia be like in 2047? Good question, who can possibly know? However Claire O’Neil federal Labor member for the seat of Hotham and Tim Watts federal member for the Labor seat of Gellibrand are doing some projecting  in their book Two Futures – Australian at a Critical Moment. How will society be? […]

Book Review: How Propaganda Works

Book Review: How Propaganda Works

Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren’t problems for us—not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth […]

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman is a novel by Harper Lee published on July 14, 2015, by HarperCollins in the United States and William Heinemann in the United Kingdom. Although publicised as a sequel, It is actually the first draft of Lee’s first and (until 2015) only other published novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a […]

Investing with Impact: Why Finance Is a Force for Good

Investing with Impact: Why Finance Is a Force for Good

By Jeremy Balkin Investing with Impact: Why Finance Is a Force for Good outlines the roadmap to reinvigorating a skeptical public and demoralised financial services industry by making the case that, contrary to popular misconception, finance is not the cause of the world’s problems; in fact, it can provide the solution. Author Jeremy Balkin presents […]

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Some books just remain, no matter when you read them. It doesn’t matter. They are beyond time perhaps. The Catcher in the Rye is one such book. I have heard a lot of people say a lot of things, about it, however to me it still remains special. Why, you ask? Maybe because I read […]

Blair Inc: The Man Behind the Mask

Blair Inc: The Man Behind the Mask

Take a closer look at the world of Tony Blair, whose private financial dealings within a complex web of business relationships he tries to keep hidden from the public eye. Since leaving office in 2007, the secretive empire of Tony Blair has grown exponentially. As a businessman he has been unprecedentedly successful for a former […]

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