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              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature
                

              People and Place: the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in History and Literature (Paperback)

              By Richardson, Len

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              This book traces the enduring relationship between history, people and place that has shaped the character of a single region in a manner perhaps unique within the New Zealand experience. It explores the evolution of a distinctive regional literature that both shaped and was shap...ed by the physical and historical environment that inspired it. Looking westwards towards Australia and long shut off within New Zealand by the South Island's rugged Southern Alps, the West Coast was a land of gold, coal and timber. In the 1950s and 1960s, it nurtured a literature that embodied a sense of belonging to an Australasian world and captured the aspirations of New Zealand's emergent radical nationalism. More recent West Coast writers, observing the hollowing out of their communities, saw in miniature and in advance the growing gulf between city and regional economies aligned to an older economic order losing its relevance. Were they chronicling the last hurrah of a retreating age or crafting a literature of regional resistance?
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              ISBN 9781760463441
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
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              Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia
                

              Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Stead, Victoria; Eltman, Jon

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              Today, increases of so-called `low-skilled' and temporary labour migrations of Pacific Islanders to Australia occur alongside calls for Indigenous people to `orbit' from remote communities in search of employment opportunities. These trends reflect the persistent neoliberalism wi...thin contemporary Australia, as well as the effects of structural dynamics within the global agriculture and resource extractive industries. They also unfold within the context of long and troubled histories of Australian colonialism, and of complexes of race, labour and mobility that reverberate through that history and into the present. The contemporary labour of Pacific Islanders in the horticultural industry has sinister historical echoes in the `blackbirding' of South Sea Islanders to work on sugar plantations in New South Wales and Queensland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as in wider patterns of labour, trade and colonisation across the Pacific region. The antecedents of contemporary Indigenous labour mobility, meanwhile, include forms of unwaged and highly exploitative labouring on government settlements, missions, pastoral stations and in the pearling industry. For both Pacific Islanders and Indigenous people, though, labour mobilities past and present also include agentive and purposeful migrations, reflective of rich cultures and histories of mobility, as well as of forces that compel both movement and immobility. Drawing together historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, this book critically explores experiences of labour mobility by Indigenous peoples and Pacific Islanders, including Maori, within Australia. Locating these new expressions of labour mobility within historical patterns of movement, contributors interrogate the contours and continuities of Australian coloniality in its diverse and interconnected expressions.
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              ISBN 9781760463069
              Published NZ 6 Oct 2019
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              Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism
               

              Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fry, Greg

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              Since its origins in late eighteenth-century European thought, the idea of placing a regional frame around the Pacific islands has never been just an exercise in geographical mapping. This framing has always been a political exercise. Contending regional projects and visions have... been part of a political struggle concerning how Pacific islanders should live their lives. Framing the Islands tells the story of this political struggle and its impact on the regional governance of key issues for the Pacific such as regional development, resource management, security, cultural identity, political agency, climate change and nuclear involvement. It tells this story in the context of a changing world order since the colonial period and of changing politics within the post-colonial states of the Pacific. Framing the Islands argues that Pacific regionalism has been politically significant for Pacific island states and societies. It demonstrates the power associated with the regional arena as a valued site for the negotiation of global ideas and processes around development, security and climate change. It also demonstrates the political significance associated with the role of Pacific regionalism as a diplomatic bloc in global affairs, and as a producer of powerful policy norms attached to funded programs. This study also challenges the expectation that Pacific regionalism largely serves hegemonic powers and that small islands states have little diplomatic agency in these contests. Pacific islanders have successfully promoted their own powerful normative framings of Oceania in the face of the attempted hegemonic impositions from outside the region; seen, for example, in the strong commitment to the 'Blue Pacific continent' framing as a guiding ideology for the policy work of the Pacific Islands Forum in the face of pressures to become part of Washington's Indo-Pacific strategy.
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              ISBN 9781760463144
              Published NZ 2 Dec 2019
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              Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia
               

              Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia (Paperback)

              By Forsyth, Miranda; Eves, Richard

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              Sorcery and witchcraft practices and beliefs are pervasive across Melanesia. They are in part created by, and give rise to, a wide variety of poor social and developmental outcomes. These include uneven economic development, low public health, lack of social cohesion, crime, fear... and insecurity. A further very visible problem is the attacks on men and women who are accused of being practitioners of witchcraft or sorcery, which can lead to serious bodily harm, banishment and sometimes death. Today, many communities, individuals, church organisations and policymakers in Melanesia and internationally are exploring ways to overcome the negative social outcomes associated with witchcraft and sorcery practices and beliefs. This book brings together a collection of chapters written by a diverse range of authors, both Melanesian and non-Melanesian, providing crucial insights both into how these practices and beliefs are playing out in contemporary Melanesia, and also the types of interventions that are being trialled or debated to address the problems associated with them.
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              ISBN 9781925021561
              Published NZ 1 May 2015
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              Trial Separation: Australia and the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea
                

              Trial Separation: Australia and the Decolonisation of Papua New Guinea (Paperback)

              By Denoon, Donald

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              When it came in September 1975, Papua New Guinea's independence was marked by both anxiety and elation. In the euphoric aftermath, decolonisation was declared a triumph and immediate events seemed to justify that confidence. By the 1990s, however, events had taken a turn for the ...worse and there were doubts about the capacity of PNG to function.
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              ISBN 9781921862915
              Published NZ 31 May 2012
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              Peopled Landscapes: Archaeology, Identity and Community
                

              Peopled Landscapes: Archaeology, Identity and Community (Paperback)

              Edited by Haberle, Simon G.; David, Bruno; By Alexander, Dwight

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              This impressive collection celebrates the work of Peter Kershaw, a key figure in the field of Australian palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Over almost half a century his research helped reconceptualise ecology in Australia, creating a detailed understanding of environmental cha...nge in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene.
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              ISBN 9781921862717
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2012
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Series Terra Australis No. 34
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              Public Policy: Why Ethics Matters
                

              Public Policy: Why Ethics Matters (Paperback)

              Interviewer Boston, Jonathan; Bradstock, Andrew; Eng, David

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              Ethics is a vigorously contested field. There are many competing moral frameworks, and different views about how normative considerations should inform the art and craft of governmental policy making. What is not in dispute, however, is that ethics matters. The ethical framework ...adopted by policy analysts and decision makers not only shapes how policy problems are defined, framed and analysed, but also influences which ethical principles and values are taken into account and their weighting. As a result, ethics can have a profound impact, both on the character of the policy process and the choices made by decision makers. Public Policy - Why Ethics Matters brings together original contributions from leading scholars and practitioners with expertise in various academic disciplines, including economics, philosophy, physics, political science, public policy and theology. The volume addresses three main issues: fist, the ethical considerations that should inform the conduct of public officials and the task of policy analysis; second, the ethics of climate change; and third, ethics and economic policy. While the contributors have varying views on these important issues, they share a common conviction that the ethical dimensions of public policy need to be better understood and given proper attention in the policy-making process.
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              ISBN 9781921666735
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2010
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              Pillars and Shadows: Statebuilding as peacebuilding in Solomon Islands
                 

              Pillars and Shadows: Statebuilding as peacebuilding in Solomon Islands (Paperback)

              By Braithwaite, John; Dinnen, Sinclair; Charlesworth, Hilary; Braithwaite, Valerie

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              This volume of the Peacebuilding Compared Project examines the sources of the armed conflict and coup in the Solomon Islands before and after the turn of the millennium. The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has been an intensive peacekeeping operation, conce...ntrating on building 'core pillars' of the modern state. It did not take adequate notice of a variety of shadow sources of power in the Solomon Islands, for example logging and business interests, that continue to undermine the state's democratic foundations. At first RAMSI's statebuilding was neither very responsive to local voices nor to root causes of the conflict, but it slowly changed tack to a more responsive form of peacebuilding. The craft of peace as learned in the Solomon Islands is about enabling spaces for dialogue that define where the mission should pull back to allow local actors to expand the horizons of their peacebuilding ambition.
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              ISBN 9781921666780
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2010
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              In the Eye of the Storm: Jai Ram Reddy and the Politics of Postcolonial Fiji
                

              In the Eye of the Storm: Jai Ram Reddy and the Politics of Postcolonial Fiji (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lal, Brij V.

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              To read this evocative book is to be thrust into a Fiji that has, for the moment, been snuffed out by military might: a Fiji of political parties, parliamentary politics, elections, manifestoes, campaigns, democractic defence of interests, party manoeuvres, and constitutional pro...tection of rights and freedoms. It is a comprehensive and eloquent re-telling of the story of Fiji politics from independence in 1970 to 1999 through the perspective of Fiji's greatest living statesman, Jai Ram Reddy, by one of the world's most distinguished scholars of its history and politics. Jai Ram Reddy was the most significant Indo-Fijian leader of postcolonial Fiji until his departure from the political stage in 1999, just as Ad Patel had been the greatest leader of the Indo-Fijian community in colonial Fiji until his death in 1969. Both men form different historical eras, political contexts and experience of politics, espoused a vision for Fiji which failed to materialize in their own time, but which now stands vindicated.
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              ISBN 9781921666520
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2010
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              Migration and Transnationalism: Pacific Perspectives
                

              Migration and Transnationalism: Pacific Perspectives (Paperback)

              Edited by Lee, Helen and Francis; Francis, Steve Tupai

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              * Malcolm Evans on political cartoonists

              ISBN 9781921536908
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2009
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