National Science Challenge 11 Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities research publication of the week: Four Plausible Scenarios for Transport in New Zealand in 2048
Making decisions about the future is complex, not least because we can never be sure exactly what is going to[...]
Māori Article of the Week: A ‘white New Zealand’: Anti-Chinese Racist Political Discourse from 1880 to 1920 by Steve Elers
This paper reviews anti-Chinese public statements by New Zealand politicians in and around 1880-1920. Applying critical race theory as an[...]
LSE RB Feature Essay: Populism and the Limits of Neoliberalism by William Davies
The surge in so-called ‘populism’ over the past year, largely of a right-wing variety, has provoked an ongoing debate as[...]
Nicholas Wheeler: Can Adversaries Become Friends?
‘The past does not have to define the future. Yesterday’s conflict does not have to be tomorrow’s war. As history[...]
Early Career Researcher Advice Article of the Week: So you want to make an impact? Some practical suggestions for early-career researchers by Evans and Cvitanovic
More and more, scientists are being asked to demonstrate how their research can have “impact”– whether it be a change[...]
Matthew Flinders: Are we to blame? Academics and the rise of populism
ne of the great things about being on sabbatical is that you actually get a little time to hide away[...]
Open Access Article of the Week: The Personal is Political: Assessing Feminist Fundamentals in the Digital Age by Rogan and Budgeon
The ‘personal is political’ has long been recognised as the definitive slogan of second-wave feminism but can it still inform[...]
Cauce, Rose, Ledoux Book: How free should speech on campus be?
From the editors: Of all the places to put forth a controversial idea, perhaps none is more attractive than an[...]
Pasifika Research Article of the Week: Niko Besnier, On the Edge of the Global: Modern Anxieties in a Pacific Island Nation by Nation by Lisa Uperesa
Niko Besnier's On the Edge of the Global focuses on the unlikely sites of pawnshops, bodybuilding gyms, beauty pageants, secondhand[...]
Sandström and van den Besselaar: A vicious circle of gender bias has meant differences between men’s and women’s scholarly productivity have not changed since the 1960s
The productivity puzzle – gender differences in scholarly productivity – is a persistent problem (Xie 1999). Even if some studies[...]
SuPERU release The sustainability of public social research institutions in New Zealand report
In 2014 the Families Commission Act was amended to give the Families Commission a new function alongside its role as[...]
Book Review: Khaki Capital: The Political Economy of the Military of Southeast Asia edited by Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat
Southeast Asia is currently the fastest developing economic region in the world. Many in policy positions and academia link this[...]
Māori Article of the Week: Delivering on diversity: The challenges of commissioning for Whānau Ora by Boulton, Gifford, Allport, and White
As the populations of Western, so-called “first-world” countries grow; so too do the pressures for the funding, purchasing, and provision[...]
Abigail Stepnitz: Re(art)iculating Refugees: Spectacle and the Cultural Contestation of Law
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.” ― Bertolt Brecht From[...]
Shiloh Fetzek: Climate change is threatening to shift the balance of power in Asia-Pacific
US withdrawal from political leadership on climate issues may further erode the country’s influence in the Asia-Pacific, a major climate[...]
Early Researcher Advice Article of the Week: Online research recruitment as a linguist by Liubov Baladzhaeva
The Internet makes connecting with strangers a lot easier and it’s a great way to find potential study participants. Especially[...]
Open Access Article of the Week: The Semiotics of the Evolving Gang Masculinity and Glasgow by McLean and Holligan
Glasgow has a persistent and historical gang culture. Dimensions of ‘the gang’ are widely recognized in terms of behavior, formation,[...]
Matthew Flinders: The politics and power of nostalgia
The summer exam season is now upon us so let me start this month’s blog with a simple question: ‘What[...]