A book for thinkers and participants in New Zealand and global society
What is a New Zealander? What does it mean to be a citizen of or a resident in this country? How do we understand what makes New Zealand complex, and unique? And what creates a sense of belonging and identity, both here and in the world?
Now’s a critical time to be thinking about these sorts of things. In a post-Trump, post-Brexit world, easy slogans have taken the place of reasoning and reasonableness, empathy is in retreat, and intolerance is on the march. History tells us that this is never a good mix.
In this engaging book, experts and thinkers direct their sharp analysis at these and other important issues. Written for university students, it will appeal to anyone interested in where we have come from and where we are headed. It’s a book for active participants in Aotearoa New Zealand and in global society.
Winner of the Best Tertiary Resource Award at the 2018 CLNZ Education Awards
Trudie Cain is a senior lecturer in the School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University.
Ella Kahu is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University.
Richard Shaw is Professor of Politics at Massey University.