Sociology on the left in New Zealand: Currents and contests in recent and future history


Date Published: 2016
Neilson, David

This brief overview of New Zealand Left Sociological thought focuses on major currents of debate and agreement since the 1970s. Particular emphasis is placed on comparing social democratic and Marxist currents in New Zealand against the back drop of European debates. The paper finds that Left perspectives in New Zealand have only changed subtly in the shift from Keynesian to neoliberal times, and both still are characterised by similar and differing limitations. The concluding discussion focuses on the need for a mid-range trans-national project that could draw together Marxists and social democrats in a practical project of progressive social change.

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Volume: 
31
Issue: 
3
Pagination: 
247-268
Peer Reviewed: 
Yes
ISSN: 
0112-921X
Document Number: 
280350129776474
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