Historical Dictionary of New Zealand

Historical Dictionary of New Zealand

by Janine Hayward, Richard Shaw

Hardcover(Third Edition)

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Diverse elements have created New Zealand's distinctive political and social culture. First is New Zealand's journey as a colony, and the various impacts this had on settler and Maori society. The second theme is the quest for what one prominent historian has labelled 'national obsessions' - equality and security, both individual and collective. The third, and more recent, theme is New Zealand's emergence as a nation with a unique identity. New Zealand's small geographic size and relative isolation from other societies, the dominant influence of British culture, the resurgence of Maori language and culture, the endemic instability of an economy based on a narrow range of pastoral products, and the dominance of the state in the lives of its people, all help to explain much of the present-day New Zealand psyche.

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of New Zealand contains a chronology, an introduction, appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442274389
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/21/2016
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Janine Hayward is an Associate Professor of New Zealand Politics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has published in the fields of the Treaty of Waitangi, constitutional politics, local government politics, electoral reform, and media and politics.

Richard Shaw is a professor in the Politics Programme at Massey University. He teaches New Zealand politics, with research expertise in the role of political advisers in executive government.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Tables Editor's Foreword Jon Woronoff Preface Acronyms Maps Chronology Introduction THE DICTIONARY Appendices Glossary of Maori Words Bibliography About the Authors

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