Pacific Dynamics

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Understanding the dramatic changes in the world today requires deeper and critical exploration of diverse paradigms of knowledge in their conceptual and applied forms. This involves reimagining the often fiercely guarded dominant disciplinary boundaries, research discourses and methodologies. The synergy between local and global discourses and the multidimensional aspects of modern society require diverse intellectual prisms for more critical scholarly research and knowledge production. Questioning dominant ideas and transcending the traditional boundaries of formal disciplines, while maintaining one’s core area of expertise, can be enriching and reflective of the complexity of the contemporary world.

Pacific Dynamics attempts to respond to this need for critical, open and interdisciplinary approach to research. The journal aims to promote rigorous debates on theoretical discourses, applied knowledge and policy issues regarding the Pacific Islands, including New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Rim using multiple prisms. The journal accepts articles from diverse areas of study including gender studies, indigenous studies, conflict-peace-security studies, minority studies, politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, education, philosophy, literature, development studies, economics, marine studies, environmental studies and others not mentioned here. To ensure wide circulation, the journal is online and open access and for academic rigor, it has a comprehensive peer review process.

Pacific Dynamics is published biannually by the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies in collaboration with the Arts Digital Lab at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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