NZ's most diverse election?

Massey University distinguished professor and sociologist Paul Spoonley is one of this country's leading researchers into social change. As the country comes to grips with an election result that will see a radical reset in the makeup of Parliament, he po

Maskless: The story of America's COVID-19 apocalypse

More than five months after America recorded its first COVID19 case, the domestic outbreak has sickened more than two million people, killed more than 126,000, new cases have spiked to record highs nationwide and yet, the simple act of masking up remains

Opinion: Where will America go from here?

Since the brutal death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, the United States has witnessed civil strife of the kind not seen in more than five decades.

Of Racism and Coronavirus

On May 3, Radio New Zealand reported that the Human Rights Commission had recorded a sharp spike in racism in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Commission had received over 250 complaints related to COVID-19 and that 82 were race-related.

Can you have your privacy and eat it too?

When Aristotle seminally made a distinction between the polis and the Oikos, laying the early foundations of the confidential zone, he did so around clear societal demarcations and a very different understanding of what was private, and what privacy...