This book is one of first comparative studies of the cultural, political and economic interactions between New Zealand and Europe. The chapters that comprise this book are a deliberate exercise in variety inside the theme of New Zealand and Europe: Connections and Comparisons. They derive from the first conference of the New Zealand European Studies Association and give a flavour of the active and far-reaching nature of studies relatingto Europe currently taking place in New Zealand. The cultural and historical chapters, while often quite specific in focus, touch on themes of universal cross-cultural relevance: the fate of imported languages and cultures; thetendencies to familiarise or exoticise unknown lands; the problematic representation of women in politics; the ambivalences and tensions between dominant and subordinate cultures; and the responsibility of the intellectual in the face of authority.
Table of Contents
Authors in this volumeBernadette LUCIANO and David G MAYES: IntroductionPART I ECONOMIC TIES BETWEEN EUROPE AND NEW ZEALANDMaureen BENSON-REA and Mia MIKIC: New Zealand-Europe Trade Relations: Reconciling Hyper-competition with the Tyranny of DistanceCaroline SAUNDERS: The Mid-term Review of the CAP: Implications for EU and NZ AgricultureErling RASMUSSEN, Jens LIND and Jelle VISSER: Working Time Arrangements: What Can New Zealand Learn from EU Countries?David G MAYES: Some Lessons from Monetary Union in Europe for New ZealandAlan ROBERTS: The European Union’s Financial Reporting Strategy: Lessons for New Zealand?Nils BJORKSTEN and Anne-Marie BROOK: Exchange Rate Strategies for New Zealand: Lessons from Europe and ElsewhereKarin SPEEDY: Sex, Lies and Stereotypes: Putting Cultural Tips for Doing Business in France to the TestPART II NEW ZEALAND AND EUROPE HISTORICAL LINKS, CULTURAL ENCOUNTERSJames BRAUND: German-speaking Scientists in New Zealand 1773-1951: Research Past, Present and FutureSusan JACOBS: Living with the Enemy: ‘Once Upon A Time There Was Prati Nuovi’Daniela CAVALLARO: ‘Una Italia Australe’? Two Italian Travellers Describe New ZealandRaylene RAMSAY: ‘French exception’ or France – New Zealand Connection? Media Representations of Women in High Political Office in France and New Zealand (Aubry, Clark, Shipley)Sarah COZENS: From the Heart of Europe to the End of the World: Language and Cultural Maintenance in Second Wave Polish Migrants in Auckland, New ZealandFranco MANAI and Kirsten HANNA: The Italian Myth of Galileo in New Zealand Opera