Monday, 30 April 2018

The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Politics of Climate Change– Useful Primary and Secondary Sources


As part of a research focusing on the Green Party and the Politics of Climate Change in Aotearoa/New Zealand I have assembled this select bibliography of useful sources. Hopefully it will be useful for those studying and/or researching this topic. If you use it for scholarly and/or educational purposes then please acknowledge it as a source. 
If I have missed important work, then please add by way of comments below or send me an email with suggested additions.  This will be updated from time to time. Last update: 11-5-2018

The Green Party of Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Politics of Climate Change– Useful Primary and Secondary Sources

Green Party – Selected Key Primary Sources since 2009
Green Party Website: https://www.greens.org.nz/
Green Party (2009). Green New Deal: The Green Stimulus Package at https://home.greens.org.nz/greennewdeal.
Green Party (2010). Mind the Gap – Combating Inequality in New Zealand at https://home.greens.org.nz/mindthegap.
Green Party (2011a). Economics Policy - Thinking Beyond Tomorrow, Wellington.
Green Party (2011b). Climate Change Policy, Wellington.
Green Party (2013a). Sustainable Business Policy, Wellington. At https://www.greens.org.nz/sites/default/files/sustainablebusiness_20131109.pdf
Green Party (2013b). Taxation and Monetary Policy, Wellington.
Green Party (2014a). Economic Policy - Smart, Resilient and Fair at https://www.greens.org.nz/sites/default/files/economic_20140811_1.pdf
Green Party (2014c). Climate Change Policy at https://www.greens.org.nz/sites/default/files/climatechange_20140601.pdf
Green Party (2014d). Income Support Policy at https://www.greens.org.nz/sites/default/files/Green%20Party%20Income%20Support%20Policy.pdf
Green Party (2015). Yes We Can! A Plan for Significantly Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions at https://www.greens.org.nz/policy/cleaner-environment/2015-climate-action-yes-we-can.
Green Party and Labour Party (2016). Memorandum of Understanding at https://www.greens.org.nz/news/press-release/labour-and-greens-sign-historic-agreement-change-government
Green Party and Labour Party (2017a). Budget Responsibility Rules at https://www.greens.org.nz/policy/smarter-economy/budget-responsibility-rules.
Green Party and Labour Party (2017b). Confidence and Supply Agreement at https://www.greens.org.nz/sites/default/files/NZLP%20%26%20GP%20C%26S%20Agreement%20FINAL.PDF
Green Party (2017a) Climate Protection Plan. Available at https://www.greens.org.nz/climate-protection-plan
Green Party (2017b) Mending the Safety Net: For a Fairer Society. Available at: https://www.greens.org.nz/sites/default/files/policy-pdfs/Mending%20the%20Safety%20Net%20policy%20paper%20updated%20FINAL.pdf

Green Party – Secondary Sources
Bale, T. (2003). ‘The Green Party.’ In R. Miller (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics. 3rd edn., Auckland: Oxford University Press, pp.283-292.
Bale, T. and Wilson, J. (2006). ‘The Green Party.’ In R. Miller (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics. 4rd edn., Auckland: Oxford University Press, pp.392-404.
Dann, C. (1999). ‘From Earth’s Last Islands: The Origins of Green Politics.’ PhD thesis, Lincoln University.
Farquhar, R.M (2006). ‘Green Politics and the Reformation of Liberal Democratic Institutions.’ PhD thesis in sociology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
Ford, G. (2015). ‘Green Party.’ In J. Hayward (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics, 6th edn., Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp.229-239.
Miller, R. (2005) Party Politics in New Zealand, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2005
Rainbow, S. (1993) Green Politics. Auckland: Oxford University Press.
Roper, B. (2002) “Green Politics: A New Radicalism?” in Socialist Review of Aotearoa, no. 10, 2002, pp.22-24
Roper, B. (2005a). Roper, B.S. Prosperity for All? Economic, Social and Political Change in New Zealand since 1935. Victoria, Thomson Learning.
Roper, B. (2011b). The fire last time: The rise of class struggle and the progressive social movements in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 1968 to 1977. Marxist Interventions 3: 7-30 (2011).
Roper, B. (2017a). ‘Why Vote, and Vote Left?’ Published (14-9-2017) on the International Socialist Organisation website at: https://iso.org.nz/2017/09/14/election-2017-why-vote-and-why-vote-left/
Roper, B. (2017b). ‘Why Vote, and Vote Left?’ Published (14-9-2017) on the International Socialist Organisation website at: https://iso.org.nz/2017/09/14/election-2017-why-vote-and-why-vote-left/
Taylor, D. (2008). ‘What’s Left? An Exploration of Social Movements, the Left and Activism in New Zealand Today.’ MA thesis in Sociology, Victoria University of Wellington.
Vowles, Jack et al., (2017) A Bark but No Bite: Inequality and the 2014 Election. Canberra: ANU Press.
Wilson (2010). ‘Greens.’ In R. Miller (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics, 5th edn., Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp.497-508.

The Alliance (New Labour Party, Green Party, Mana Motuhake, Democrats)
• C. Trotter “Alliance” ch.4.3 in R. Miller (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2003.
• B. Jesson, “The Alliance”, in R. Millar (ed), New Zealand Politics in Transition, Oxford University Press, 1997, ch. 3.3.
• “Alliance Meltdown— What the Hell Happened?” in Socialist Review of Aotearoa, no. 11, Winter 2002, pp. 8-10.

The Values Party
Browning, C. (2012) Beyond Today: A Values Story. Wellington: C. Browning
Dann, C. (1999). ‘From Earth’s Last Islands: The Origins of Green Politics.’ PhD thesis, Lincoln University.

Climate Change Policy in New Zealand
Blakeley, R. (2016). ‘Policy Framework for New Zealand to Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy’. In Policy Quarterly. Vol.12, Issue 2, pp.13-22.
Bertram, G. and S. Terry. (2010). The Carbon Challenge: New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme. Wellington: Bridget Williams Press.
Boston, J. (2015). ‘Climate Change Policy’ in J. Hayward (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics, 6th edn., Melbourne: Oxford University Press, pp. 482-493.
Chapman, R., J. Boston, and M. Schwass, (2006). Confronting Climate Change: Critical Issues for New Zealand. Wellington: Victoria University Press.
Ministry for the Environment. (2016). New Zealand’s Greenhouse Inventory, 1990-2014. Wellington, New Zealand Government.
MFE (2016b).  New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme Evaluation 2016. Wellington: MFE.
Ministry for the Environment. (2017a). New Zealand’s Third Biennial Report: Under the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. Wellington, New Zealand Government.
MFE (2017b). New Zealand’s Greenhouse Inventory, 1990-2015. Wellington: MFE.


New Zealand’s Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) Electoral System
Reading Starting Point:
    T Arseneau and N. Roberts (2015). ‘The MMP Electoral System’ in NZGP(6th edn), ch.5.1, pp.275-286.
    Atkinson, N. (2003) Adventures in Democracy: A History of the Vote in New Zealand, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, ch.7 ‘Searching for a Better Democracy, 1984 to 2002’, pp.201-233.
Further Reading (in order of importance):
    Miller, R. and Lane, P. (2010) ‘Future of the MMP Electoral System’, in Miller, R. (ed) New Zealand government and politics, fifth edition, Miller (ed), South Melbourne: Oxford University Press. pp.168-184.
    Catt, H. and others (1992), Voter’s Choice: Electoral Change in New Zealand? Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, pp.17-31, 68-82.
    Jackson, K. and McRobie (1998) New Zealand Adopts Proportional Representation, Ashgate, Brookfield, especially pp.120-122.
    Levine, S. and others (2005) ‘A Wider View: MMP Ten Years On.’ In S. Levine and N.S. Roberts (eds), The Bubbles of Office: The New Zealand General Election of 2005, Victoria University Press, Wellington, pp.445-76.
    Denemark, D. (2003) ‘Choosing MMP in New Zealand: Explaining the 1993 Electoral Reform.’ In Soberg Shugart, M. and Martin P. Wattenberg, M. (eds) (2003) Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds? Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, ch.4, pp.70-95.
    Roper, J., Holtz-Bacha, C. & G, Mazzoleni, The Politics of Representation: Election Campaigning and Proportional Representation, Peter lang Publishing, New York, ch.2 ‘New Zealand: The Popular Overthrow of an Electoral System’, pp.29-44.
    Barker, Fiona and others (2003) ‘An Initial Assessment of the Consequences of MMP in New Zealand.’ In Soberg Shugart, M. and Martin P. Wattenberg, M. (eds) (2003) Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds? Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, ch.14, pp.297-322.
    Vowles, J. (2008) ‘Systemic Failure, Coordination, and Contingencies: Understanding Electoral System Change in New Zealand.’ In Blais, A. (ed) To Keep or To Change First Past the Post? The Politics of Electoral Reform, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp.163-183.
    Boston, J. (1996) Governing Under Proportional Representation: Lessons from Europe, Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington, ch.2.
    Hunt, G. (1998) Why MMP Must Go: The Case For Ditching the Electoral Disaster of the Century, Waddington Press, Auckland.
    Temple, P. (1993) Making Your Vote Count Twice: MMP versus FPP, McIndoe Publishers, Dunedin.
The New Zealand Electoral Commission website has a lot of useful information relevant to this topic: www.elections.org.nz.

Neoliberalism in New Zealand – Selected Key Sources
Boston, Jonathon and others. (Eds.) 1999, Redesigning the Welfare State in New Zealand: Problems, Policies, Prospects, Oxford University Press, Auckland.
Chatterjee, S. and others (Eds.) 1999, The New Politics: A Third Way For New Zealand, Dunmore Press, Palmerston North.
Cheyne, Christine and others, Social Policy in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Critical Introduction, Fourth Edition, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2008.
Duncan, Grant. 2007, Society and Politics: New Zealand Social Policy, Second Edition, Pearson, Auckland, 2007.
Dalziel, Paul and Robert Lattimore, The New Zealand Macroeconomy: A Briefing on the Reforms, 4th edn, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2001.
Dalziel, Paul and Robert Lattimore. 2004, The New Zealand Macroeconomy: Striving for Sustainable Growth with Equity, 5th edn, Oxford University Press, Auckland.
Easton, Bryan. 1997, In Stormy Seas: The Post-War New Zealand Economy, Dunedin: University of Otago Press.
Hager, Nicky. 2005, The Hollow Men: A Study in the Politics of Deception, Graig Potton Publishing, Nelson.
Hager, Nicky. 2014, Dirty Politics: How Attack Politics is Poisoning New Zealand’s Political Environment, Craig Potton Publishing, Wellington.
Harvey, David. 2005, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, Oxford University Press, New York.
Kelsey, Jane. 1997, The New Zealand Experiment, Second Edition, Auckland University Press, Auckland.
Kelsey, Jane. 2002, At the Cross-Roads, Bridget Williams Books, Auckland.
Kelsey, Jane. 2015, The FIRE Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington.
Lunt, Neill, Mike O’Brien, and Robert Stephen. (Eds.) 2008, New Zealand, New Welfare, Victoria, Thomson.
Massey, Patrick. New Zealand: Market Liberalization in a Developed Economy, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1995.
McClure, Margaret, A Civilised Community: A History of Social Security in New Zealand, 1898-1998, Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1998.
McKinnon, Malcolm. 2003, Treasury: The New Zealand Treasury, 1840-2000, Auckland University Press: Auckland.
O’Brien, Mike. 2008, Poverty, Policy and the State: Social Security Reform in New Zealand, Policy Press, Bristol.
Rashbrooke, Max. (Ed.) 2013, Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis, Bridget Williams Books, Wellington.
Roper, Brian. 2005, Prosperity for All? Economic, Social and Political Change in New Zealand Since 1935, Thomson, Southbank Victoria.
Rudd, Chris and Brian Roper (Eds.) 1997, The Political Economy of New Zealand, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1997.
Trotter, Chris. (2010). No Left Turn: The Distortion of New Zealand’s History by Greed, Bigotry, and Right-Wing Politics. Penguin, Auckland.
 Kelsey, Jane. 2002, At the Cross-Roads, Bridget Williams Books, Auckland.
Whitwell, Jan. (1990), ‘The Rogernomics Monetarist Experiment’, in Holland, M. and Boston, J. (eds), The Fourth Labour Government: Politics and Policy in New Zealand,  2nd edn., Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Climate Change and Marxist Ecology: Analysing the Causes of Resource Depletion, Habitat Destruction, and Global Warming
Useful Journals:
   Capitalism, Nature Socialism: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcns20/current
   Capitalism and Climate: http://climateandcapitalism.com/
    Angus, I. (2016). Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System. New York: Monthly Review Press.
    D’Amato, P. (2014). The Meaning of Marxism, Updated (Second) Edition, Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2014, pp.237-257.
    Bellamy Foster, J. (1999) The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment, Monthly Review Press.
    Bellamy Foster, J. (2000). Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature. New York, Monthly Review Press.
    Bellamy Foster, J., B. Clark and R. York (2010). The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth, Monthly Review Press, New York.
    Neale, J. (2008). Stop Global Warming: Change the World, Bookmarks, London.
    Williams, C. (2010) Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, Haymarket Books, Chicago.

Global Warming and Climate Change: Causes and Solutions
• J. Neale, “Abrupt Climate Change” in Stop Global Warming: Change the World, Bookmarks, London, 2008, pp.13-25.
• J. Bellamy Foster, B. Clark and R. York, The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth, Monthly Review Press, New York, 2010, pp. 121-153.
*N. Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Environment, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2014.
*J. Neale, “Part Two: Solutions That Could Work Now” in Stop Global Warming: Change the World, Bookmarks, London, 2008, pp.49-57.
*M. Ware, “Toward an anti-capitalist climate change movement.” In International Socialist Review, Issue 94, 2014, pp. 21-26.
*H. Their, “Marxism and Eco-socialism.” In International Socialist Review, Issue 94, 2014, pp. 27-40.
*C. Williams, Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2010.

General Introductions to the Science and Political Economy of Climate Change
J. Bellamy Foster, The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment, Monthly Review Press, 1999.
J. Clapp and P. Dauvergne, Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment, 2nd edn., The MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts and London, 2011.
A. Dessler and E. Parson, The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate, 2nd edn., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.
K. Dow and T. Downing, The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World’s Greatest Challenge, 3rd edn., University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2011.
J. Hardy, Climate Change: Causes, Effects, and Solutions, Wiley, Chichester, 2003.
R. Henson, The Rough Guide to Climate Change, 3rd edn., Rough Guides, London, 2011.
Kunzig, R. and W. S. Broecker (2008). Fixing climate: the story of climate science - and how to stop global warming. London, Green Profile/Sort Of Books.
E. Mathez, Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future, Columbia University Press, New York, 2009.
A. Parr, The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics, Columbia University Press, New York, 2013.
A. Simms, Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations, 2nd edn., Pluto Press, London, 2009.

Eco-socialism
J. Bellamy Foster, Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature. New York, Monthly Review Press, 2000.
J. Bellamy Foster, The Ecological Revolution: Making Peace with the Planet, Monthly Review Press, New York, 2009.
J. Bellamy Foster, B. Clark, and R. York, The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Planet, Monthly Review Press, New York, 2010.
Burkett, P. (2006). Marxism and Ecological Economics, Brill.
Hughes, J. (2000). Ecology and Historical Materialism. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Pepper, D. (1993). Eco-Socialism: from Deep Ecology to Social Justice. London, Routledge.

Pro-capitalist environmentalist economics.
P. Newell and M. Paterson, Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global Economy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011.
Virtually all of the large number of books in the environmental economics section of the central library fall into this category- check out the books with call numbers beginning: HC79.E5.
A good introduction to neoclassical economic concepts used in environmental economics is provided by:
J. Asaful-Adjaye, Environmental Economics for Non-Economists, World Scientific, Singapore, 2005.

On the politics and public policy of climate change:
G. Bertram and S. Terry, The Carbon Challenge: New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme, Bridget Williams Press, Wellington, 2010.
J. Boston, ‘Climate Change Policy’ in J. Hayward (ed), New Zealand Government and Politics, 6th edn., Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2015, ch.7.7.
J. Boston (ed), Towards a New Global Climate Treaty: Looking Beyond 2012, Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington, 2007.
R. Chapman, J. Boston, and M. Schwass, Confronting Climate Change: Critical Issues for New Zealand, Victoria university press, Wellington, 2006.
J. Neale, “Part Four: Climate Politics” in Stop Global Warming: Change the World, Bookmarks, London, 2008, pp.163-222.
R. Saunier and R. Meganck, Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance, Earth Scan, 2007.

Social Democratic interpretations of the causes of global warming and how to stop it.
A. Giddens, The Politics of Climate Change, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2009.
D. Held, A. Hervey, and M. Theros, The Governance of Climate Change: Science, Economics, Politics and Ethics, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2011.


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