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The Penguin history of New Zealand
New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce a full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followedExpand
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Being Pakeha Now: Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
First published in 1985, Michael King's Being Pakeha became a gentle Kiwi classic, a strong reply both to Maori who were asserting their own identity and also to Pakeha who mumbled that they didn tExpand
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Niklas Luhmann's theory of politics and law
List of Figures Luhmann's Social Theory Society's Legal System The Political System The Subject of Liberalism Risk and the Environment Conclusion: Luhmann and his Critics Notes Bibliography Index
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The Truth About Autopoiesis
Like the economy and the royal family, autopoiesis has been receiving some bad publicity recently in Britain. What are we to make of a theory which apparently sees the legal system as firmly closedExpand
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WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL. A Life of Janet Frame.
The first full-scale-and long-awaited-biography of Janet Frame, sometimes described as the "most distinguished woman writer in English.". Janet Frame, born in 1924, is New Zealand's most celebratedExpand
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What's the use of Luhmann's Theory?
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Children's Rights as Communication: Reflections on Autopoietic Theory and the United Nations Convention
In J.M. Barrie's play (and Walt Disney's film), Peter Pan, Tinkerbell is a powerful but vulnerable fairy. In the play (though not the film) she is invisible; only her tinkling voice makes us aware ofExpand
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Risk and the Environment
In this chapter we turn to Luhmann’s writings on risk and environmental issues set out in his books Okologische Kommunikation: Kann die moderne Gesellshaft sich auf okologische GefahrdungenExpand
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