1st Edition

Sovereignty under Siege? Globalization and New Zealand

By Chris Rudd, Robert G. Patman Copyright 2005
    255 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.


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