The World Factbook: Background: :: Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems. :: ... read more [Source: The World Factbook]
Wikipedia: The Cook Islands (i/ˈkʊk ˈaɪləndz/; Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand. It comprises 15 small islands whose total land area is 240 square kilometres (92.7 sq mi). The Cook Islands' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), however, covers 1,800,000 square kilometres (690,000 sq mi) of ocean.
The Cook Islands' defence and foreign affairs are the responsibility of New Zealand, which is ex... read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Kalissa ALEXEYEFF Senior Lecturer at University of Melbourne, Australia Keywords: Gender, Body, Class, Dance, Development, Diasporas, Economic Anthropology, Emotions, Ethics, Feminism
Apo APOROSA Research Fellow, Anthropology at University of Waikato, New Zealand Keywords: Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Diasporas, Education, Indigenous Epistemology, Post-Colonialism, Spirituality, Kava, Indigenous Substances/medicines, Identity
Greg DVORAK Associate Professor, Graduate School of Culture and Communication Studies at Waseda University, Japan Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality
Andrea EIMKE PhD Student, CoLab at AUT Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Keywords: Art, Creativity, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Technology, Feeling of Belonging, Identity, Material Culture, Place, Space, Tapa
Sue FARRAN Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism
Yannick FER Research Fellow, Groupe Sociétés religions laïcités at CNRS - Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique, France Keywords: Christianity, Social Change, Politics, Emotions, Feeling of Belonging, French Overseas Territories, Migration, Morality, Religion, Institution
David GLORY Postdoctoral Fellow at CREDO, France Keywords: Anthropological Fieldwork, Anthropology of Knoweldge, Coastal Erosion, Conservation, Development, Disaster, Environment, Outer Island Development, Resilience And Indigenous Communities, Social Change
Edvard HVIDING Professor, Department of Social Anthropology, Bergen Pacific Studies at University of Bergen, Norway Keywords: Social Organization, Cultural Heritage, Environment, Climate Change, Indigenous Political Movements, Ethnobiology, Art, Dance, Performance, Diplomacy
Takiora INGRAM Independent researcher, FRIENDS OF THE LAGOON/PACIFIC PLANNING &RESEARCH at Non-Government Organization, Cook Islands Keywords: Climate Policy, Development, Gender Violence, Mining and its Discontents, Political Anthropology, Regional History, Seascape, Social Impact Analysis, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage
Kim Andreas KESSLER PhD Student, School of Geography at University of Otago, New Zealand Keywords: Outer Island Development, Remoteness, Livelihoods, Climate Change, Participation, Development Studies, Island Studies, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Anthropology, Rural Development
Lea Lani KINIKINI KAUVAKA Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race, Settlerhood
John Joseph MCCAFFERY Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education
Richard MOYLE Professor emeritus, Centre for Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, New Zealand Keywords: Christianisation, Cultural Change, Dance, Indigenous/non-Indigenous Relations, Language Documentation, Polynesian Languages, Ritual, Voyaging, Oral Tradition, Music
Catherine RIS Associate Professor, LARJE (Research Centre on Economics and Law) at University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia Keywords: Development Studies, Education Policy, Employment, Ethnicity, French Overseas Territories, Population and Development, Public Policies, Social Justice Policy, Youth, Mining
Margaretha WEWERINKE-SINGH Lecturer, School of Law at University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu Keywords: Climate Change, Human Right To A Healthy Environment, Human Rights, Human Rights And Environmental Studies, Climate Change Migration, Climate Policy, Intergenerational Equity, International Relationships, Statehood, Sustainable Development
Official Websites Cook Islands Ministry of Health... Te Aponga Uira - Powering the future... Cook Islands Meteorological Service... Research Centres Cook Islands Whale Research - Center for C...
Libraries and Archives Cook Islands Campus Library of the Univers... Cook Islands National Library... National Archives of the Cook Islands...
Museum Collections American Museum of Natural History... Australian Museum... Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...
Health and Health Research Cook Islands Ministry of Health... United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)... World Health Organization (WHO)...
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