Neo-liberal economic reform: New Zealand (1984-)

Dominant economic thinking of the 20thCentury As depicted in the narrative of the ‘Commanding Heights’ TV doumentary series, the 20thCentury can be economically characterised by (i) globalisation, (ii) a swing

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A case for economic literacy

1.  Economic institutions as an essential contribution to cultural survival Culturally mediated models of human-ecosystem organisation (cf. economics), especially those created by the world’s indigenous communities, have been, and continue

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The use of ecosystem services thinking and methods in differing cultural contexts

Special Issue on Ecosystem Services (part 4)This report is part 4 in a special issue on the role of ecosystem services thinking and methods inmeasuring, better understanding and tracking progress

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Te Toi Ōhanga: emerging writing and publishing policies

This blog contains a numbered list of policies we endeavour to follow in our writing and publishing work at Te Toi Ōhanga™. This list will be revised, added to and

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Towards a ‘total economic value’ of coastal marine ecosystem services in Nelson Bays, Nelson Tasman region, New Zealand

Abstract Ecosystem services underpin all market economic activity and yet their contribution to human welfare often goes unnoticed because of the difficulties associated with measurement in monetary units of account.

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Ecosystem services valuation of the Nelson Bays

This study is part of an MBI funded research programme that aims to: (i) build tools to achieve more effective inclusion of marine ecosystem values in economic tradeoffs, and (ii)

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