1,506 results for Journal article, 2013

  • New Zealand makes controversial changes to the purpose of local government.

    Fisher, R. M. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Since retaking power in 2008 after a decade of Labour-led government, the National Party has embarked on a series of local government regulatory reforms that seek simplification and cost savings. Recent amendments to the Local Government Act 2002 (NZ) have significantly changed the purpose of local government, by removing requirements to consider the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeings of communities. In addition, the role of local government is now restricted to “core services” and “quality infrastructure”. The amendments have attracted considerable negative commentary. Fears have been raised that the changes will complicate rather than simplify council roles, and reintroduce arguments of ultra vires that were extinguished by the general power of competence to make decisions permitted by the LGA. The amendments are discussed, as well as their most likely immediate impact upon practitioners.

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  • The Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index.

    Jarden, A.; MacKay, L.; White, K.; Schofield, G.; Duncan, S.; Williden, M.; Hone, L.; McPhee, J. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This article outlines the development, methodology, and some preliminary results of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index (SNZWI) - a web-based observational longitudinal study of 10,000 adults aged 18 years and over selected randomly from throughtout New Zealand. The SNZWI is the first national representation of how New Zealanders are faring on a personal and social level. The survey provides a much needed look beyond the economic conditions of New Zealanders to how New Zealanders are coping within these economic conditions.

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  • Teaching beliefs and practice, institutional context, and the uptake of Web-based technology.

    Lawrence, B.; Lentle-Keenan, S. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This research examines the relationship between teaching beliefs and practice, institutional constraints, and the uptake of Web-based technology for teaching in higher education. Semistructured interviews were conducted with six teachers at a New Zealand tertiary institution. Using inductive analysis and cultural historical activity theory, themes in technology use were identified, as well as areas of tension and conflict in the teaching system.

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  • The akademeia as paradigm for online community.

    Nichols, M. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Sovereignty in Postcolonial Aotearoa New Zealand: ambiguities, paradoxes, and possibilities.

    Barrett, J.; Strongman, L. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The Treaty of Waitangi, concluded between many Māori chiefs and the British Crown in 1840, is the foundational testament of Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite the constitutional character, its status, subject matter, and terms of the treaty are disputable. Legal positivists deny the validity of the treaty; the English text, but not the Māori version, supports cession of sovereignty despite the Māori probably not sharing the European conception of sovereignty. Such ambiguities and paradoxes obstruct categorical conclusions being drawn about sovereignty and the treaty. This article destabilizes and remystifies the positivist conception of Crown (state) sovereignty, rather than establishing illusory certainties about sovereignty in Aotearoa New Zealand. Stripped of its positivist certainties, sovereignty, on a day-to-day basis, may be seen to concern the ways self-determining peoples protect, preserve, and develop their cultures. Viewed in this light, sovereignty in Aotearoa New Zealand cannot plausibly be claimed by one particular culture; therefore, other solutions must be considered.

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  • Managing for inclusion: engagement with an ageing workforce

    Barrett, J.; Bourke, J. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The demographic shift towards an ageing population will necessitate increased numbers of people remaining in employment beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Management approaches and practices will need to adapt to the changing age distribution in the workplace. In particular, attitudinal barriers to older worker employment must be overcome. Managers will face significant challenges in engaging, not only with the ageing workforce, but also in pursuing equity in intergenerational employment relations. Adopting a specific New Zealand focus but with general application, this article argues that these challenges also bring opportunities for developing human resource management practices in productive and equitable ways. Drawing on research into workplace diversity, the article outlines these challenges and opportunities, and explores ways of managing for inclusion in the face of an ageing workforce.

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  • ‘Pokie Machines Ruined My Brother': Gambling Associated Harm from a New Zealand Policy Perspective.

    Barrett, J.; Veal, J. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This article analyses government policy on gambling-associated harm and gambling taxation. Because of the variety in forms of gambling, and the consequent implausibility of a single formulation for gambling taxation, focus is restricted to 'pokie' or electronic gaming machine ('EGM') policy and law. First, the potential harmfulness of EGMs for individuals, their families and communities is established. Second, an outline is provided of EGM taxation in New Zealand and relevant duties and levies are considered from different theoretical perspectives. Third, the role of government, in particular its taxation function, is considered in validating gambling and, conversely, in mitigating harm. Finally, conclusions are drawn and tentative policy recommendations made. While jurisdictionally specific to New Zealand, the article also refers to overseas research, law and policy.

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  • Social enterprise: some tax policy considerations.

    Barrett, J.; Veal, J. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Journal website http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/schools/taxationandbusinesslaw/atta/attajournal/Pages/default.aspx

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  • ‘Rather a lot of death’: Misreading Lauris Edmond’s Late Song as an intentional last collection.

    Lentle-Keenan, S. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The article discusses the history of Lauris Edmond's posthumously published Late Song. It argues that editorial invention means that the work cannot be considered a final instalment of autobiography.

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  • The science of happiness for policymakers: An overview.

    Weijers, D.; Jarden, A. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Journal website is: http://www.jsrp.ro/

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  • Psychometric properties of the Flourishing Scale.

    Hone, L.; Jarden, A.; Schofield, G. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Abstract and article purchase available at : http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11205-013-0501-x#

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  • Review of The Oxford handbook of happiness.

    Weijers, D.; Jarden, A.; Angner, E.; Burns, G.; Chadwick, E.; Jose, P.; Joshanloo, M.; Tarronga, M.; Thin, N. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The Oxford Handbook of Happiness is the most comprehensive single volume on the subject of happiness. Review available from : http://www.aaronjarden.com/uploads/3/8/0/4/3804146/253-1428-1-pb_1.pdf

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  • Should New Zealand adopt hybrid social enterprise legislation?

    Barrett, J. (2013-12)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    In response to the emergence of the social enterprise phenomenon, many jurisdictions have enacted legislation to permit formation of entities that incorporate features of both companies and traditional charities. This article considers whether New Zealand should adopt similar legislation. After outlining the concept of social enterprise, the article sketches hybrid social enterprise companies in the United Kingdom and the United States, and weighs up arguments for and against them. Consideration is then given to the desirability of social enterprise hybrid legislation in New Zealand and the factors that would need to be present to make such a law viable. It is concluded that calls for such legislation would be premature in New Zealand.

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  • Desiring more: complicating understandings of sexuality in research processes

    Diprose, G.; Thomas, A. C.; Rushton, R. (2013-09)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    Reflexively considering one’s position when undertaking research has become commonplace in geographic research and writing. This phenomenon is linked to the increasingly prevalent view that research is a co-constituted process that involves the participant and researcher both constructing meaning. Yet, curiously, there has been relatively limited discussion around the role that sexual experiences play in the research process. In this article we draw on three experiences to illustrate the complex ways in which unwanted sexual encounters with research participants can affect the research process. Through these stories we show how sexual encounters shaped the research process, unsettled the way we understood and performed our own gendered sexuality, and challenged our understandings of what it means to be ‘good researchers’. We aim to initiate a wider discussion around how we can best prepare emerging researchers for, and support in the wake of, unexpected encounters of desire in the field.

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  • So it vanished: art, tapu and shared space in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand

    Barrett, J. (2013-07)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    In February 2012, The Dowse Art Museum (‘The Dowse’) in Lower Hutt, New Zealand cancelled an exhibition by internationally renowned Mexican artist Teresa Margolles on the ostensible grounds of culture offence. This article analyses the cancellation of Margolles’s So It Vanishes and situates it in the context of previous conflicts between Indigenous beliefs and exhibitions of transgressive art. Background information is firstly provided and Margolles’s work is sketched and compared with other taboobreaking works of transgressive art. The Māori concept of tapu is then outlined.1 A discussion follows on the incompatibility of So It Vanishes with tapu, along with a review of other New Zealand exhibitions that have proved inconsistent with Indigenous values. Conclusions are then drawn about sharing exhibition space in contemporary Aotearoa NewZealand.

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  • Craftwork, virtue and trust: re-imagining work without economic growth.

    Barrett, J. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    A prolonged period of low or zero economic growth is unlikely to be welcomed by any government. Nevertheless, such a state would present opportunities for re-imagining social and economic arrangements, in particular, approaches to work under the the conditions of globalisation.This conceptual article engages with those opportunities.

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  • Equity versus political suicide: framing the capital gains tax debate in the New Zealand print media.

    Barrett, J.; Veal, J. (2013-06)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    There is broad consensus among tax academics that capital gains should be included in a comprehensive income tax base. However, save for piecemeal measures to shore up gaps in the tax net, no party that has led a government in New Zealand had proposed a capital gains tax (CGT) before the Labour Party adopted it as policy in the run-up to the 2011 Election. From a theoretical perspective, the arguments for a CGT are relatively straightforward and the counterarguments are mainly political in nature or relate to the complexities of practical implementation. But how are these ideas communicated to voters? This article examines how the CGT debate was framed in the New Zealand print media between 1993 and 2011. The academic arguments – and overall academic support – for a CGT are firstly reprised. The framing methodology used is then outlined and key findings summarised. Findings of particular note are discussed further and conclusions drawn.

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  • Conceptualizing the process of opportunity identification in international entrepreneurship research.

    Peiris, Indu; Akoorie, Michele; Sinha, Paresha (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    This paper introduces a conceptual framework that extends the current notions of opportunity identification and exploitation in international entrepreneurship research. Drawing on entrepreneurship and strategic management literature we highlight that opportunity identification is a path dependent and an individual centred process that is positioned on learning, knowledge and capabilities of the decision makers. The proposed model offers testable propositions to prepare the ground for future empirical research.

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  • ‘Symbolism and imagination in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Kubla Kahn' and their relationship to the design of an oriental garden - The Prince Regent's Royal Pavilion’.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    There is a lack of a direct reference to the poem ‘Kubla Kahn’ in Coleridge’s note books and journals in the late 1790s and the disclaimer in the 1816 Preface (the ‘Crewe manuscript’ version) refers to the poem as the product of the poet’s ‘psychological curiosity’ (1993, p. 203). It is already known that the self-conscious and historical fabrication, the imagistic attention to the construct of orientalism, point towards a multiplicity of influences on the poem’s creation including (but not limited to) Southey, Shelley, Marco Polo, Dante Purchas, Vishnu and Banks. This article contends that the iambic dreamwork of Coleridge’s ‘incantatory elevation’ were not only product of the interaction of Coleridge’s hypersensitive imagination with the Devonshire and Lake-district British landscapes of his youth. They were also a product of the socio-political cultural climate of British society in the 1790s and early 1800s, represented symbolically in the architecture of the Prince Regents Royal Pavilion.

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  • "Missing signposts?": Tensions between the unitary and pluralistic components of rational arguments and in organisational communication.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

    Journal article
    Open Polytechnic

    The purpose of this paper is first, to explore communicative practice in conflict resolution in its unitary and pluralistic forms; and second, to highlight ways in which interpersonal conflict negotiation and resolution may be recapitulated in organisational or international experiences of conflict resolution.

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