Tu Rangaranga: Rights, responsibilities and global citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)
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The biggest challenges of the twenty-first century require global solutions. Focusing on three of the most urgent problems of our time—climate change, conflict, and poverty and inequality—Tu Rangaranga introduces the notion of global citizenship, and what it means to be an active citizen in today’s world. If we are fundamentally linked to people around the globe by the clothes we wear, the phones we use, and the resources we consume, what does this mean for the rights and responsibilities that underpin citizenship? How should we respond to the climate crisis, conflict, or inequality? In the face of these daunting global crises, this book encourages reflection on the power of collective action to enhance the dignity and rights of others. Part of a series of books exploring and promoting citizenship in Aotearoa and beyond, Tu Rangaranga joins Tutira Mai (2021) and Turangawaewae (2017, 2022) in combining academic rigour with an examination of how to engage as an active citizen.
About the Author
Margaret Forster (Ngati Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) is an expert in Maori knowledge systems and Maori engagement. As an Indigenous educator and researcher her work draws on Maori world views, understandings, and knowledge to respond to contemporary issues and contribute to positive Maori development. Carol Neill was a course co-ordinator in Tu Rangaranga: Global Encounters at the Albany campus from 2019 to 2021 and is now a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Auckland University of Technology. Carol has a PhD in history from Massey University and has researched widely across aspects of New Zealand’s political, economic, and social history. In recent years her research has extended to history and citizenship education, in particular, considering how New Zealanders seek to reconcile colonisation history with their understanding of social and political challenges that present today. David Littlewood is a lecturer in history in Massey University’s School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication, and has been the Manawatu campus offering co-ordinator for Tu Rangaranga: Global Encounters since 2019. His research focuses on how involvement in the two world wars impacted on New Zealand society. His first book was Military Service Tribunals and Boards in the Great War: Determining the fate of Britain’s and New Zealand’s conscripts (Routledge, 2018), and he is currently working on a follow-up that analyses New Zealanders’ experiences of conscription during WWII. Rand Hazou is a Palestinian-Kiwi theatre practitioner and scholar. His research explores theatre engaging with rights and social justice. His research interests lie in applied theatre, refugee theatre, and decolonial theory and practice. In 2004, he was commissioned by the UNDP to travel to the Occupied Territories in Palestine to run workshops for Palestianian youths. In Aotearoa, he has led teaching and creative projects engaging with prison, aged-care, and street communities. In 2017, he was appointed the inaugural course co-ordinator for Tu Rangaranga. Sharon McLennan is a senior lecturer in citizenship and development studies at Massey University. She was a part of the team that designed and developed the Tu Rangaranga: Global Encounters course in 2016–2017 and has been the distance offering co-ordinator from the beginning of the course, and the course co-ordinator since 2019. She has teaching and research interests in critical and decolonial approaches to the study and practice of international development and global citizenship.