NZs Oceanic and Global ContextNew Zealand's oceanic and global context
(A globally engaged New Zealand)

This research theme will address the cross-border dimensions of demographic-social-economic interactions. It will focus on the links between New Zealand and other populations and economies within Oceania and beyond. Projects will encompass:

  • migration-related implications of the differences in the timing of demographic transition between the more and less developed populations within Oceania
  • climate change and demand for water with particular reference to Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • multilateral policy arrangements
  • cross-Tasman and trans-national transfers of capital, trade, services and people
  • ecologically sustainable development
  • tourism
  • international economic links between New Zealand and other nations.