Unquiet Time Aotearoa New Zealand in a fast changing world

ISBN: 9780994136015

Author: Colin James    Publisher: Fraser Books

NEW REPRINT - More praise for the one book that explains New Zealand and the public psyche in 2020, 2021 and beyond like no other. “James has over several decades honed his skills at political and economic analysis, with the result that he is uniquely able amongst our present cluster of political commentators to analyse trends, discern shifts in our cultural values and attitudes and point out defining issues facing our policymakers and societal leaders, whether in government or business.” Ross Tanner, former Deputy State Services Commissioner, in Public Sector Journal In Unquiet Time, Colin James describes a world in disorder as it rebalances politically, economically and demographically with a technology that is changing the way we live and ‘work’ and globalising us in new ways; looming environmental limits, climate change and biosecurity and pandemic threats; a need for new thinking; and likely major shocks such as pandemics. This, tiny Aotearoa/New Zealand must navigate as it goes into the 2020s. Much has changed since the last big social and policy upheaval in the 1980s - how this country conducts itself internationally, its bicultural makeup turning multicultural, its management and mismanagement of a unique but threatened natural environment, its economy and its now unequal society. There are many challenges but also many opportunities. Who will we be? Unquiet Time poses the questions and suggests some answers. Author Colin James is a journalist who has specialised in politics and policy since 1969. He has written six books and many chapters in books and papers, given many briefings to business, not-for-profits and government agencies, including future projections, and has contributed to many conferences at home and abroad.

Bind: paperback

Pages: 320

Dimensions: 163 x 240 mm

Publication Date: 10-07-2017

Availability Date: 10-07-2017

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