Call for papers for special issue of Kōtuitui 

Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online is calling for papers for a special issue to be published in May 2016 on Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change in Aotearoa New Zealand

Social movementsFor three decades Aotearoa New Zealand has been experiencing significant socio-economic transformation. Moving from a state-centred orientation to a free-market neoliberal orientation has led to the commoditisation and commercialisation of our daily lives in areas such as health, education and the environment. It is becoming apparent that such processes have exacerbated levels of inequality within New Zealand society. Social movements have played an important role in mitigating inequality through protecting the rights of related stakeholders and the rise of social movements has been an important theme in the global literature.

In New Zealand, while there are a few studies about social movements and their impact from various perspectives, recent publications have identified the significance of social movements in the new New Zealand, but have not systematically explored their work or its significance. This themed issue, on the work of social movements in New Zealand, aims to fill a crucial intellectual and political knowledge deficit domestically. It will also address the question of the theory-practice interface.

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Senior Editor:

Nick Lewis, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Associate Editors:

Kevin Dew, Victoria University of Wellington

Robert Webb, University of Auckland

Janine Hayward, University of Otago

Aims: Kōtuitui aims to showcase the increasing number of collaborative research endeavours across the social sciences. Although of particular relevance to New Zealand, the journal’s subject matter is of worldwide relevance and interest to researchers in universities, research institutes, and other centres. The Māori name ‘Kōtuitui’ means ‘interweaving’, and reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the journal.

Scope of submissions: Kōtuitui publishes original research papers, short communications, book reviews, and letters. We welcome submissions from across all social science disciplines. Although the journal will predominately highlight research in the New Zealand context, international submissions are welcome. The journal’s subject matter includes contributions from long-established fields (including psychology, economics, human geography, sociology, education, political science, anthropology, social work, population studies, and history); as well as more recent disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields such as public policy, development studies, conflict resolution, gender studies, international relations, security studies, human rights, cultural and ethnic studies, ethics, criminology, health, sustainability, communications, and media studies.

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Electronic issues are published biannually
Online ISSN:  1177-083X

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