The theme of the special issue is ‘Capturing the Diversity Dividend? Diversity Matters in Aotearoa/New Zealand’.
The issue features contributions by scholars who have extensively researched demographic change, the fluidity of cultural identities, the role of Māori in shaping approaches to immigration, and how population diversity manifests and matters in workplaces, institutions and neighbourhoods.
Included are critical perspectives on extractive discourses of ‘diversity’ and immigration; technical approaches to measuring population diversity; analysis of policy discourses on ‘social cohesion’; and the deployment of whakawhanaungatanga as a framework for building relationships between Māori and tauiwi of colour.
Many of these perspectives were also previewed at the 2019 NZ Population Conference earlier in the year.