This collection houses research from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Waikato.

  • The audacity of Trump: How he won and what we missed

    Steff, Reuben (2017)
    Donald Trump made a number of key strategic decisions during his election campaign. Contrary to the common view that his campaign was marked by incompetence and dysfunction, there is considerable evidence that he made ...
  • Strategies for teaching gender in geography

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail; Simmonds, Naomi Beth (2017)
    One hour session presented in Auckland at the Women Gender Geography Research Network (WGGRN) Symposium. We discuss: What does geography add to gender? Affect in the classroom. Personal politics; the personal is political.
  • Game changer competition

    Steff, Reuben (New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, 2016)
    An increasingly complex arms competition is underway between the United States, Russia and China. While the United States is in the lead across a range of current and emerging systems, it can no longer take its position ...
  • The role of urban topography in the orientation of Greek temples: the cases of Akragas and Selinunte

    Hannah, Robert; Magli, Giulio; Orlando, Andrea (The University of the Aegean, Department of Mediterranean Studies, Rhodes, Greece, 2016)
    It is well known that the vast majority of the Greek temples of Sicily are oriented to the rising sun. However the factors which influenced the specific orientation of each temple or of each group of temples can be of ...
  • Transition to professional social work practice: the initial year

    Hunt, Sonya; Lowe, Simon; Smith, Kelly; Kuruvila, Albert; Webber-Dreadon, Emma (Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Education and Research, 2016)
    This paper presents the findings of the first year of a three-year longitudinal study of new graduate social workers from a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program in Aotearoa New Zealand. We compare work outcomes and ...
  • Response to George Parker

    van Zyl, Liezl; Walker, Ruth (Women's Studies Association NZ, 2015)
    George Parker quite rightly claims that the focus of the debate about ARTs needs to be on women’s health, rather than on abstract philosophical questions regarding for instance the personhood of embryos, as this is a central ...
  • The future of surrogacy in New Zealand – Beyond the adoption model

    van Zyl, Liezl; Walker, Ruth (Women's Studies Association NZ, 2015)
    Surrogacy in New Zealand is treated as a form of adoption. ACART (2014) proposes that the Health Minister consider compensating women who act as surrogate mothers. We think this is a step in the right direction, but until ...
  • Advancing Scholarship /scholarship in geography classrooms

    Chalmers, Lex (New Zealand Council for Educational Research Press (NZCER), 2015)
    The Scholarship examination is a longstanding feature of secondary school assessment. Scholarship is available to our “brightest and best” students in geography, and it is designed to recognise excellence and thereby enhance ...
  • Of Drums and Gods: 'Tradition' and Christianity in Oksapmin Church Soundscapes

    Macdonald, Fraser (2017)
    Based on ethnography undertaken since 2008, this paper seeks to interrogate and probelmatise the relationship between aesthetic form and conceptual meaning within the mainly Baptist church services of the Oksapmin, a group ...
  • Good practice in international placements: Ideas for students and tertiary staff

    Lowe, Simon; Hay, Kathryn (Ako Aotearoa - The National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence, 2016)
    This publication considers seven key aspects that drive good practice in international field education. Its intention is to help guide educators and students who are considering or developing international placements. The ...
  • Western historical traditions of well-being

    Michalos, Alex C.; Weijers, Daniel M (Springer International Publishing, 2017-01-09)
    This chapter provides a brief historical overview of Western philosophical views about well-being from the eighth century before the Common Era to the middle of the twentieth century. We explain different understandings ...
  • Living standards, well-being, and public policy

    Weijers, Dan M.; Mukherjee, Udayan (The New Zealand Treasury, 2016)
    It has been five years since the publication of the Treasury paper that first set out its Living Standards Framework (LSF) (Treasury 2011). Since then, the LSF has become an increasingly central part of Treasury’s strategic ...
  • Transient geographies: 50:50 sharemilking in the Waikato

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail (2016)
    Spacings of mobile farming in New Zealand: Assemblages of cows, bodies, farms and the weather Weather changes moods – Nirvana, “In bloom” (1991) Cresswell (2011) broadens mobility studies to include non-human objects and ...
  • Magic: A Theory from the South, by Ernesto De Martino [Book Review]

    Macdonald, Fraser (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    This article reviews the book: “Magic: A Theory from the South”, by Ernesto De Martino, translated and annotated by Dorothy Louise Zinn.
  • Colorblind ideology, mass incarceration, and controlling racial images: An intersectional analysis of presidential rhetoric from 1969–1996

    Norris, Adele N.; Billings, Joseph (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2016)
    Ample research exists on the relationship between mainstream constructions of racialized images and perceptions of criminals. Fewer studies, however, have assessed the influence of political rhetoric in the construction ...
  • Changing parameters of consultation in local government: loss or gain for democracy?

    Mackness, Kate; Piercy, Gemma Louise (2016)
    A key tenet of the Resource Management Act (RMA) when enacted in 1991 was to provide for significant rights of public participation in decision-making processes in district and regional planning processes. The Local ...
  • Māori tourism geographies: Values, morals and diverse economies

    Ringham, Sandi; Simmonds, Naomi Beth; Johnston, Lynda (2016)
    Māori working in tourism negotiate moral terrains of their own world and those of visiting tourists, all of which are layered with colonial and capitalist values of Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond. We draw on research with ...
  • Privileging our future hedonic states

    Weijers, Dan M. (2016)
    As Parfit famously claims in Reasons and Persons, we would prefer to hear that our painful surgery is 5 hours long and finished than that it is 1 hour long and about to start. If true, this claim means that our judgments ...
  • Strategic liberalism and Kiwi maximalism

    Steff, Reuben (New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, 2016)
    In recent decades a new international structure has emerged, dramatically increasing the incentives for co-operation. New Zealand should capitalise on this by adopting a new foreign policy paradigm. It should consider a ...
  • Moetolo ‘sleep-crawlers’: A Samoan therapeutic approach to sexual abuse

    Seiuli, Byron Malaela Sotiata (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse, 2016)
    Sexual abuse behaviour remains a global concern that accounts for child sexual abuse, rape and other sexual assaults. Much of these acts of violation are perpetuated, but not entirely, carried out by men against women and ...

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