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The Veiled Sceptre - Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (Hardcover): Anne Twomey The Veiled Sceptre - Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (Hardcover)
Anne Twomey
R3,926 Discovery Miles 39 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a comprehensive review and analysis of the reserve powers and their exercise by heads of state in countries that have Westminster systems. It addresses the powers of the Queen in the United Kingdom, those of her vice-regal representatives, and those of heads of state in the less studied realms and former colonies that are now republics. Drawing on a vast range of previously unpublished archival and primary material, The Veiled Sceptre contains fresh perspectives on old controversies. It also reveals constitutional crises in small countries, which have escaped the notice of most scholars. This book places the exercises of reserve powers within the context of constitutional principle and analyses how heads of state should act when constitutional principles conflict. Providing an unrivalled contemporary analysis of reserve powers, it will appeal to constitutional scholars worldwide and others involved in the administration of systems of responsible government.

Action Collection (DVD): Barbara Bain, Jason Culp, Elizabeth Sagal, Brian Brophy, Chuck Connors, Liz Sagal, Bill Kohne, Lynna... Action Collection (DVD)
Barbara Bain, Jason Culp, Elizabeth Sagal, Brian Brophy, Chuck Connors, …
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Box set featuring nine action movies. In 'Skinheads' (1989) a group of Los Angeles neo-nazis are forced to move to North California when one of them shoots a black man. When they arrive in the small town they continue on their path of hatred, harrassment and destruction until they come across two resilient college kids determined to stop the skinheads' reign of violence. When a Hollywood film crew travel to shoot on an isolated desert location they are attacked by CIA-backed mercenaries. At first the film people fight back using their special effects equipment, but as the carnage mounts they sustain heavy losses, and soon the director's daughter is the only one still alive. She then teams up with one of the embittered mercenaries to better her chances of surviving. 'Hiroshima' (1990) paints a dramatic account of the race to develop the atomic bomb, the ethics and politics behind it, and the events which led to its use at the end of World War 2. In 'Emperor' (1988), Tony (Alex D'Andrea) is a Bronx street hustler, an old-fashioned, low-level operator who finds himself forced off his turf by vicious crime boss Falco (Anthony Gioia). Teaming up with an ex-con and sultry songstress, he learns a few things about the way of the world and makes an attempt to get back on the right side of the wrong side of the tracks - taking the fight back to Falco. In 'South Bronx' (1985), two young children are being brutally exploited as their foster home moonlights as the headquarters for one of the city's largest pornography rings. Amazingly, the two children escape to the streets, where they enlist the help of an undercover cop (Mario Van Peebles) and his partner to capture the porn king and his accomplices. In 'The Swap' (1969) Robert DeNiro plays Sammy Nicoletti, an adult film director who is murdered. His brother Vito (Anthony Charnota) vows to find the killer and avenge Sammy's death. When Vito is released from prison he begins his own investigation, encountering deceit and blackmail. The final days of Sammy's life unfold from a party on Long Island back to the big city. As Vito draws nearer to the truth, his own life hangs precariously in the balance. In 'Death Collector' (1975) it's 'all in the family' for a young, streetwise hood as he becomes a collector for the mob. He quickly rises, run by rung, up the ladder of the underworld in this violent crime saga. Blaxploitation legend Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson stars in 'Black Cobra' (1987). When fashion photographer Elys Trumbo (Eva Grimaldi) sees one of her neighbours being murdered by a member of the Black Cobras, a psychopathic motorcycle gang, she manages to catch the killer's face on film. The Cobras' leader comes after her, but luckily tough police sergeant Malone (Williamson) has been appointed to protect her. In 'Born To Win' (1971), George Segal stars as as an ex-hairdresser who struggles to support his expensive drug habit and to avoid arrest, turns 'narc', informing on his fellow junkies. Eventually Segal's sense of self-hatred threatens to overwhelm him. In 'Revenge' (1988), the gun-crazy right-wing terrorist group 'Strike Force' have set their sights on the deadly NK-2, which is a very large weapon indeed, and will do everything in their power to get hold of it. Vietnam vet Jason Shepherd (Roger Rodd) is approached with the job of tracking down these vicious killers and preventing them from doing any more damage. He accepts the job, but when the group gun down two of his most loyal friends, it suddenly becomes personal.

A New Way to Age - The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging (Standard format, CD): John Bedford Lloyd, Fred Sanders A New Way to Age - The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging (Standard format, CD)
John Bedford Lloyd, Fred Sanders; Suzanne Somers; Read by Cynthia Farrell, Anne Twomey; Contributions by …
R802 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R223 (28%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Veiled Sceptre - Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (Paperback): Anne Twomey The Veiled Sceptre - Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (Paperback)
Anne Twomey
R1,249 Discovery Miles 12 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is a comprehensive review and analysis of the reserve powers and their exercise by heads of state in countries that have Westminster systems. It addresses the powers of the Queen in the United Kingdom, those of her vice-regal representatives, and those of heads of state in the less studied realms and former colonies that are now republics. Drawing on a vast range of previously unpublished archival and primary material, The Veiled Sceptre contains fresh perspectives on old controversies. It also reveals constitutional crises in small countries, which have escaped the notice of most scholars. This book places the exercises of reserve powers within the context of constitutional principle and analyses how heads of state should act when constitutional principles conflict. Providing an unrivalled contemporary analysis of reserve powers, it will appeal to constitutional scholars worldwide and others involved in the administration of systems of responsible government.

109 East Palace - Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos (Abridged, Audio cassette, Abridged edition): Jennet... 109 East Palace - Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos (Abridged, Audio cassette, Abridged edition)
Jennet Richards Conant; Illustrated by Jennet Conant; Read by Anne Twomey
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Out of stock

They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace.

They were greeted by Dorothy McKibbin, an attractive widow who was the least likely person imaginable to run a front for a clandestine defense laboratory. They stepped through her threshold into a parallel universe -- the desert hideaway where Robert Oppenheimer and a team of world-famous scientists raced to build the first atomic bomb before Germany and bring World War II to an end.

Despite all the obstacles, Oppie managed to forge a vibrant community at Los Alamos through the sheer force of his personality. Dorothy devoted herself to taking care of him and his crew, and supported him through the terrifying preparations for the test explosion at Trinity and the harrowing aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In this deeply moving account, Conant reveals an enigmatic man, who served his country at tremendous personal cost and whose singular achievement, and subsequent undoing, is at the root of our present nuclear predicament.

109 East Palace - Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition):... 109 East Palace - Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos (Abridged, Standard format, CD, Abridged edition)
Jennet Richards Conant; Illustrated by Jennet Conant; Read by Anne Twomey
R300 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R60 (20%) Out of stock

They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace.

They were greeted by Dorothy McKibbin, an attractive widow who was the least likely person imaginable to run a front for a clandestine defense laboratory. They stepped through her threshold into a parallel universe -- the desert hideaway where Robert Oppenheimer and a team of world-famous scientists raced to build the first atomic bomb before Germany and bring World War II to an end.

Despite all the obstacles, Oppie managed to forge a vibrant community at Los Alamos through the sheer force of his personality. Dorothy devoted herself to taking care of him and his crew, and supported him through the terrifying preparations for the test explosion at Trinity and the harrowing aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

In this deeply moving account, Conant reveals an enigmatic man, who served his country at tremendous personal cost and whose singular achievement, and subsequent undoing, is at the root of our present nuclear predicament.

Falling Angels (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Tracy Chevalier Falling Angels (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Tracy Chevalier; Narrated by Anne Twomey
R722 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R161 (22%) Out of stock

In 1901 London, as the precise social order of the Victorian era winds down and the forward-looking Edwardian order takes wing, three strangers meet in the city's stony Highgate Cemetery. Beautiful Lavinia revels in the elaborate trappings of the past. Plain Maude strives to shape the future. Simon Fields, a boy their age, is bound by poverty and professional to the cemetery.
As they explore the prejudices and flaws of a changing time, they bring their very different families together and ultimately discover that their fates are intertwined.

The Sixth Extinction - An Unnatural History (Standard format, CD): Elizabeth Kolbert The Sixth Extinction - An Unnatural History (Standard format, CD)
Elizabeth Kolbert; Read by Anne Twomey
R790 R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Save R223 (28%) Out of stock
The Constitution of New South Wales (Hardcover): Anne Twomey The Constitution of New South Wales (Hardcover)
Anne Twomey
R3,270 Discovery Miles 32 700 Out of stock

The Constitution of New South Wales provides for the first time a detailed analysis of all the provisions of the Constitution Act 1902 (NSW), including their legislative history and examples of their use. It covers the constitution, operation and interaction of the State legislature, executive and judiciary, as well as the relationship between the State and the Commonwealth in the federal system. Most importantly, it deals with all the issues necessary to determine the validity of State laws, including: the legislative power of the State Parliament; limitations on legislative power derived from different sources including express and implied limitations in the Commonwealth Constitution; the effectiveness of State manner and form constraints and the consequences of their breach; legislative procedure; and the technical rules concerning the passage of taxation and appropriation bills. Whilst the book uses the Constitution Act 1902 (NSW) as its focus, it addresses constitutional issues arising in all Australian States, such as parliamentary privilege, electoral law and disputes about the qualification and disqualification of Members of Parliament, money bills and parliamentary procedure. It deals with these issues from a State perspective, raising important distinctions that are not addressed in texts on Commonwealth constitutional law. The Constitution of New South Wales places the constitutional framework of the State in its historical and political context. Using previously unpublished government material, it provides a fundamental reassessment of the relationship between the States, the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom, and the first detailed analysis of the negotiation and application of the Australia Acts 1986, which now form a significant part of State constitutions. It explains how the Parliament, the Executive Council and the Cabinet operate in practice, rather than theory, and gives practical examples to illustrate the operation of constitutional provisions. This, the first and only comprehensive analysis of the New South Wales Constitution, is an essential addition to all legal, government and university libraries.

The Chameleon Crown (Hardcover): Anne Twomey The Chameleon Crown (Hardcover)
Anne Twomey
R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Out of stock

Using previously secret government documents, The Chameleon Crown re-writes the history of AustraliaaEURO (TM)s relationship with the United Kingdom and the Crown. It makes clear that the Australian States remained colonial dependencies of the British Crown until 1986 when the Australia Act was passed. It was the aEURO~Queen of the United KingdomaEURO (TM), not the aEURO~Queen of AustraliaaEURO (TM) who reigned over them. For many decades historians, lawyers and politicians believed that the British GovernmentaEURO (TM)s role in advising the Queen on State matters was simply a formality and that the British merely provided the aEURO~channel of communicationaEURO (TM) for State advice. This book reveals for the first time the true extent of the independent role played by the British Government in State affairs as well as the significant role of the Queen. The Chameleon Crown takes the reader behind the scenes into the confidential negotiations between the States, the Commonwealth, the British Government and Buckingham Palace on the termination of the colonial links between the States and the United Kingdom. This was a battle of high politics, played by the likes of Whitlam, Murphy, Bjelke-Petersen, Wran, Fraser, Hawke, in which the sovereignty of the States was at stake. It is essential reading for those interested in Australian politics, history and the monarchy.

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