Development Studies


Explores the broad range of issues which have confronted, and continue to confront, indigenous peoples, in their encounters with western knowledge.
This handbook extends beyond the investigation of qualitative inquiry itself to explore the indigenous and nonindigenous voices that inform research, policy, politics, and social justice.
Includes chapters on Māori development and neoliberalism and economic determinants of Māori health and disparities.


Coverage: Index
Contains abstracts of selected New Zealand serials, including newspapers, about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects covered include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities.
Indexes Maori topics appearing in books, conference proceedings and journals which cannot otherwise easily be found in regular sources.
Coverage: Full text
Access all 76 issues of a bilingual quarterly published (1952-76) by the Maori Affairs Department which aimed to discuss all questions of interest to Maori. The index was compiled by The University of Waikato Library.


The Journal of the Polynesian Society aims to promote the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures.The Journal began in 1892 and covers topics related to the past and present lives and cultures of peoples of Pacific/Oceanic heritage, including those of the traditional cultural areas of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.  The early issues of the Journal contain indigenous texts and traditions contributed by Pacific peoples, as well as by missionaries and other sojourners, often published in local languages with English translations. Contributing scholars have included social/cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists and physical/biological anthropologists. More recently they have been joined by sociologists, political scientists, economists and other scholars.  Full text searchable.


Indigenous Development is an association of consultants working together to provide technical assistance in the conduct of projects in developing countries.
The Indigenous Development Group is an Australian-based company which provides a service in remote area grassroots, regional and strategic indigenous development.
Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is the Crown’s principal adviser on Crown-Māori relationships.
Provides links to resources and UN bodies associated with development.

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