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8 Jul 2011: Video of launch address

Links to Emeritus Professor Andrew Sharp's talk at the launch event of NZSN on 8th July below

Keynote Address by Emeritus Professor Andrew Sharp

“Special rights for Maori in New Zealand since 1980”

Professor Andrew Sharp will discuss the reasoning behind the expansion of Maori rights to property, political power, and group expression in the last thirty years. He will reflect on  what this could teach the British and Irish about the potential of a way of thinking that originated with them.

Andrew Sharp’s main interests are the history of political argument and political philosophy, particularly in England and New Zealand.  He has published in those specialist areas in a number of journals and books, and in book form as an author or editor of: The Political Ideas of the English Civil Wars (1983), Justice and the Maori (1990, expanded 1997), The English Levellers (1998), Histories Power and Loss: Uses of the Past – a New Zealand Commentary (2001 with P G McHugh), and Bruce Jesson, To Build a Nation: Collected Writings 1975-99 (2005). He is currently working on Samuel Marsden and the Prince of Darkness, a book on an early anglican chaplain and missionary and his encounters with evil in New South Wales and New Zealand.  Andrew Sharp is Chair of the New Zealand Studies Network.

Talk by Prof. Andrew Sharp - Introduction by Dr Paul McHugh(part one of talk)