September 28, 2010

Local Place and its Co-Construction in the Global Network Society – Hazel Ashton’s concluding thesis chapter

Hazel Ashton writes: I submitted my doctoral thesis in 2008 and now, some two years later, have just re-read my conclusion. I think issues raised are still relevant and I'm hopeful that material can assist in conversations between communities, policy/decision makers and academia especially about new opportunities ...
September 25, 2008

Intercultural relations grounded locally, connected globally – some connections

An attractive place doesn’t have to be a big city, but it has to be cosmopolitan - a place where anyone can find a peer group to be comfortable with, and also find other groups to be stimulated by: a place seething with the interplay of cultures and ideas; a place where outsiders can quickly become insiders - Richard Florida
September 25, 2008

Locally grounded and globally connected: the way for New Zealand?

New Zealand is well respected for its nuclear free stance and its subsequent peace brokering and peace-keeping roles. Can it also develop an approach to intercultural relations based on local networking and local through to international forms of collaboration?