Cultural representations, identity and “come home” policy

This week I have a question more than a view to peddle or a conviction to push. And the question is this: does anyone out there know of research into the relationship between a nation’s self-presentations, its peoples’ sense of identity, and policy on national diasporas? Let me explain a little more. I’m a New Zealander and one who, to some extent, shares a trait … Continue reading Cultural representations, identity and “come home” policy

My submission to NZ’s electoral system review

After a public┬ávote to keep New Zealand’s Mixed Member Proportional Representation electoral system last year, the government is holding a review to see if the system can be improved in any way. Public submissions are open until the end of the month, and I finally got moved to write one. I will post a link shortly, once it’s up on the Review website, but meanwhile┬áhere … Continue reading My submission to NZ’s electoral system review