Zoom - Beyond Jacinda - Colin James and Tamatha Paul

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"Beyond Jacinda" - Colin James and Councillor Tamatha Paul

"Beyond Jacinda" is the title of an address Colin James gave recently to the Wellington Club. Colin's paper ranges over the last fifty years of our political history, identifies several generational cohorts and looks forward, asking: "Is Jacinda Ardern from Generation X-Y a pivot like Norman Kirk was to the post-war 'upstarts'? Is she in effect holding too much of the 2000s ‘third way’ while pointing toward a 2030s wellbeing-focused, climate-change-active Aotearoa/New Zealand? What comes ‘beyondJacinda’?" You can read the paper here.

He went on to say "...a serious shock is near certain sometime in the next 15 years, probable in the next 10 and possible in the next five. That will grow the basis for radicalism. So at some point ‘after Jacinda’, serious policy change is more likely than not. Some will be by design and some a response to shocks from abroad.'

Wellingtonn City Councillor Tamatha Paul will discuss Colin's paper with him. In Colin's taxonomy, she would be classified as "post-X-Y".

Colin James is currently writing a book on the last 50 years of New Zealand's political history from 1967 to October 2017, when Jacinda Ardern was sworn in. He is a life Member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, and a wodely published author of New Zealand politics and social history. Councillor Tamatha Paul was elected to the Wellington City Council in 2019 from the Lambton Ward, having previously been the first wahine Maori President of the Victoria University Students' Association.

December 7th, 2020 5:30 PM through  7:30 PM

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