In the Public Interest

This collection of essays sets out to ignite a discussion about the future of New Zealand's politics by reaching out to engage members of the public in the debate and seeing just how far the public's interest extends. Contributing to this volume are major scholars in fields such as parliamentary studies, electoral studies, law reform, and communication, making this the only publication in which the topic of public interest in New Zealand has...

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The Meaning of Gardens

Gardens reveal the relationship between culture and nature, yet in the vast library of garden literature few books focus on what the garden means - on the ecology of garden as idea, place, and action. The Meaning of Gardens maps out how the garden is perceived, designed, used, and valued. Essays from a variety of disciplines are organized around six metaphors special to our time - the garden muses of Faith, Power, Ordering, Cultural Expression,...

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