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- ItemCollective Rights and Democratic States: A New Framework for Addressing Global Socio-economic Inequality(Informa UK Limited, 2019) Radaković, AThis article will present the argument for treating democratic states as moral and not only legal collective entities; that is, it will apply the theory of collective rights of cultural groups in a (closed) domestic political setting to democratic states in international relations. Numerous experiences by self-identifying cultural groups bear witness to the fact that morally important objectives are not always reached by merely treating individuals as the sole bearers of moral status. In order to prevent latent cultural imperialism, many countries around the world have adopted various models of collective rights protection and policies of preferential treatment for these groups. This article will examine whether it is possible to make a parallel between cultural groups and democratic states; in particular, whether it is feasible to think of democratic states as moral entities and what the normative implications of such a view for contemporary international relations and trade would be.
- ItemMid-term evaluation of the Strengthening Pacific Partnerships project(The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand, 2013) Nunns, H; Roorda, M; Bedford, C; Bedford, RThis report presents the findings of an independent, mid-term evaluation of the Strengthening Pacific Partnerships (SPP) project for the 18 month period October 2011 to March 2013. The main report presents the valuation findings about the SPP project, including general observations about the seven Pacific States involved in SPP. Appendix A includes the specific findings for each of the States.1 In this report, the term “respondent” refers to a person who was interviewed for the evaluation. The term “official” refers to a Government employee in a Pacific state unless otherwise stated.
- ItemOur Futures. Te Pae Tawhiti. The 2013 census and New Zealand's changing population(The Royal Society of New Zealand, 2014) Hawke, G; Bedford, R; Kukutai, T; McKinnon, M; Olssen, E; Spoonley, POur Futures: Te Pae Tawhiti brings together data and analysis from the 2013 census and other sources, together with input from a wide range of researchers, to provide evidence-based pointers to the future of New Zealand society. It covers seven key themes: diversity, population change, tangata whenua, migration, households and families, regional variation, and work.
- ItemCompeting for talent: diffusion of an innovation in New Zealand's immigration policy(John Wiley & Sons, 2014) Bedford, R; Spoonley, PIn 2003, New Zealand introduced a novel “expression of interest” (EOI) system for selecting skilled migrants. In 2012, Australia adopted a similar approach while the Canadian government is proposing to adopt a variant of the EOI system in 2015. From being a follower of Canadian and Australian immigration policy initiatives, New Zealand has become the innovator. This paper examines the reasons for this significant policy shift and reviews some outcomes of the EOI system during the first decade of operation. As the international competition for talent intensifies, such policy innovation is essential if countries are going to attract skilled migrants.
- ItemClusters and Hubs: toward a regional architecture for voluntary adaptive migration in the Pacific(The Nansen Initiative, 2013-12-09) Burson, B; Bedford, RNo abstract.