Thursday, December 16, 2004

Research Help Needed

I'm currently co-authoring a paper with Tim Volwes on "world" city connectivity of Auckland and Wellington, as measured by the mass media.

We are using the business section of the New Zealand Herald and the Dominion/DominionPost from 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, and 2003 to explain the connections between Auckland, Wellington and the wider world, and are then going to (attempt to) link this to the political climate, both domestic and international.

It is really interesting to see the shift away from Europe and North America, towards Asia.

However, I have hit a snag; I have yet to find a compressive political history of New Zealand. I have tried to work from Michael King's History of New Zealand, and James Balich's Paradise Re-Forged. Both are great over view histories, but are not comprehensive enough for the task at hand.

Does anyone know of such a history (or several histories) that would cover this period, and the political climate? They can be of shorter periods, or of specific policies.

If so, please flick me an email.
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