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Sovereignty under Siege?

Globalization and New Zealand, 1st Edition

By Chris Rudd

Edited by Robert G. Patman


255 pages

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This collection of invaluable essays explores, analyzes and critically evaluates the interaction between globalization and New Zealand sovereignty. The volume is the first to seriously address this subject in a systematic fashion. It pursues three interrelated lines of enquiry: the impact of globalization on the policy making machinery of the New Zealand state; the development of New Zealand political culture, including its sense of national identity; during the globalization era; and New Zealand's role on the international stage in a globalizing world. The book reveals the paradoxes of New Zealand's encounter with globalization. It will provide essential reading for specialists of globalization and for general readers interested in the complex national experience of New Zealand.


'…this study provides a useful empirical basis from which to begin the necessary but challenging task of deciphering globalization's impacts upon small, developed democracies such as New Zealand.' The Contemporary Pacific 'This is a worthwhile book that adds to the relatively sparse literature about factors that comprehensively shape New Zealand and its foreign policy in the modern world…the editors are to be commended for shaping and delivering an effectual product.' Political Science

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction - New Zealand sovereignty in the era of globalization, Robert G. Patman and Chris Rudd. Part I Political and Economic Engagement: Globalization and the shift in policy-making from Keynesianism to Neoliberalism: the decline of national and state autonomy?, Brian Roper; Globalization: New Zealand and the world economy, Martin Richardson; Globalization and sovereignty: the case of human rights in New Zealand, Paul Roth; Globalization and parliament, G.A. Wood. Part II National Identity: Becoming Pakeha: majority group identity in a globalizing world, Paul Spoonley; The implications of globalization for indigenous communities in New Zealand - Aotearoa and elsewhere - a step towards Te Ao Marama or towards Te Po?, Manuka Henare; International migration and globalization: the transformation of New Zealand's migration system since the mid-1980s, Richard Bedford; Republicanism and the Treaty of Waitangi: cutting the colonial ties that bind?, Janine Hayward. Part III Security and Foreign Policy Directions: Regionalism: New Zealand, Asia, the Pacific, and Australia, David B. MacDonald; Multilateralism: New Zealand and the United Nations, Richard Jackson; The New Zealand-United States relationship in the era of globalization, James M. McCormick; Conclusion - New Zealand sovereignty under siege?, Robert G. Patman and Chris Rudd; Index.

About the Author/Editor

Robert G. Patman and Chris Rudd are both from the Department of Political Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

About the Series

Critical Security Series

Critical Security Series
A number of crises since the Cold War have demonstrated in the most dramatic way the insecurity of ordinary people in circumstances where states and the international system of states are either unable to provide protection or are themselves the principal sources of violence. Against such a backdrop, narrow views of security have become increasingly inappropriate. New challenges are emerging, and new dimensions need to be explored: accordingly, a radical reassessment of the notion of security is currently under way, leading to the notion of ’critical security’ with which this series is principally concerned. In the process of change, scope has been found for a wide variety of disciplines to enter the fray, and for fresh fields of study to claim some relevance and value to the field of security studies. This timely series seeks to encourage an interdisciplinary understanding of the notion of security in contemporary global life.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General