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              A Populist Exception?: The 2017 New Zealand General Election
                 

              A Populist Exception?: The 2017 New Zealand General Election (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Curtin, Jennifer; Vowles, Jack

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              The 'spectre of populism' might be an apt description for what is happening in different parts of the world, but does it apply to New Zealand? Immediately after New Zealand's 2017 general election, populist party New Zealand First gained a pivotal role in a coalition with the Lab...our Party, leading some international observers to suggest it represented a populist capture of the government. The leader of New Zealand First, Winston Peters, justified his support for Labour as necessary to allow capitalism to 'regain ... its human face'. The new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, spoke of a kinder, inclusive politics.
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              ISBN 9781760463854
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
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              First Contacts in Polynesia - The Samoan Case (1722-1848): Western Misunderstandings About Sexuality and Divinity
                

              First Contacts in Polynesia - The Samoan Case (1722-1848): Western Misunderstandings About Sexuality and Divinity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tcherkezoff, Serge

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              Women and gods, barter and gift-giving: an anthropology of historical encounters. Narrates the first encounters between Samoans and Europeans, adding some Polynesian comparisons from beyond Samoa, to advance a hypothesis about the interpretations made by the Polynesians at the ti...me of the nature of these newcomers to Pacific waters.
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              ISBN 9781921536014
              Published AU 1 Aug 2008
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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 (Trade Paperback / 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 AU 1 May 2020
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              Series ANU Lives Series in Biography
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              Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process
               

              Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process (Paperback)

              Edited by Lal, Brij V.; Luker, Vicki

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              How are Pacific lives imagined, written and read? How are they refracted through prisms of process? From legends about culture heroes to biographies of national leaders, from tales of ancestors to stories of contemporary men and women, from lives told of both the famous and the n...ameless, this collection of essays - by historians and anthropologists, Islanders and Island scholars - probes questions of personhood, identity, memory, and time across the sweep of the Pacific, as well as practical issues of research and writing.
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              ISBN 9781921313813
              Published AU 1 Jun 2008
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              Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context
                

              Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context (Paperback)

              Edited by Rumsey, Alan; Niles, Don

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              The genres of sung tales that are the subject of this volume are one of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Composed and performed by specialist bards, they are a highly valued art form. From a comparative viewpoint they are remarkab...le both for their scale and complexity, and for the range of variation that is found among regional genres and individual styles. Though their existence has previously been noted by researchers working in the Highlands, and some recordings made of them, most of these genres have not been studied in detail until quite recently, mainly because of the challenging range of disciplinary expertise that is required-in anthropology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. This volume presents a set of interrelated studies by researchers in all of those fields, and by a Papua New Guinea Highlander who has assisted with the research based on his lifelong familiarity with one of the regional genres. The studies presented here (all of them previously unpublished and written especially for this volume) are of groundbreaking significance not only for specialists in Melanesia or the Pacific, but also for readers with a more general interest in comparative poetics, mythology, musicology, or verbal art.
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              ISBN 9781921862205
              Published AU 1 Nov 2011
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              NGOs and Post Conflict Recovery: The Leitana Nehan's Women's Development Agency
                

              NGOs and Post Conflict Recovery: The Leitana Nehan's Women's Development Agency (Paperback)

              Edited by Hakena, Helen; Ninnes, Peter; Jenkins, Bert

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              When government services break down, or when international non-government organisations are uninterested or unable to help, grassroots NGO's provide inportant services. This book elaborates on the work done by the Leitana Nehan Women's Development Agency in Bouganville - recipien...ts of the UN Millennium Peace Price in 2000, and a Pacific Peace Prizein 2004.
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              ISBN 9780731537457
              Published AU 29 Sep 2011
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              Rule of Law, Legitimate Governance and Development in the Pacific
                

              Rule of Law, Legitimate Governance and Development in the Pacific (Paperback)

              Edited by Salevao, Iutisone

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              This book 'recasts' Western theories of law, good governance and development in a Pacific perspective. The author works primarily within a legal analytical framework employing a multifaceted approach to address the challenge of making Western theories relevant to the concrete and... normative contexts of the Pacific peoples, and to accommodate PAcific values, ideologies, structures and practices within the modern discourse on law.
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              ISBN 9780731537211
              Published AU 10 Oct 2011
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              State, Communities and Forests in Contemporary Borneo
                

              State, Communities and Forests in Contemporary Borneo (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Cooke, F.

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              This book, the first in the series of Asia-Pacific Environment Monographs, looks at the political complexities of forest management across the whole island of Borneo, tackling issues of tenure, land use change and resource competition, disputes within and between communities.

              ISBN 9781920942519
              Published AU 25 Oct 2006
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              Archaeological Science Under a Microscope: terra australis 30
                

              Archaeological Science Under a Microscope: terra australis 30 (Paperback)

              Edited by Haslam, Michael; Robertson, Gail; Crowther, Alison; Nugent, Sue; Kirkwood, Luke

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              These highly varied studies, spanning the world, demonstrate how much modern analyses of microscopic traces on artifacts are altering our perceptions of the past. Ranging from early humans to modern kings, from ancient Australian spears or Mayan pots to recent Maori cloaks, the c...ontributions demonstrate how starches, raphides, hair, blood, feathers, resin and DNA have become essential elements in archaeology's modern arsenal for reconstructing the daily, spiritual, and challenging aspects of ancient lives and for understanding human evolution. The book is a fitting tribute to Tom Loy, the pioneer of residue studies and gifted teacher who inspired and mentored these exciting projects.
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              ISBN 9781921536847
              Published AU 1 Jul 2009
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              Series Terra Australis 30
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              Public Policy: Why Ethics Matters
                

              Public Policy: Why Ethics Matters (Paperback)

              Edited by 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 AU 1 Oct 2010
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Series Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
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