UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Lindsey Te Ata o Tu MacDonald

School of Language, Social and Political Sciences; Political Science and International Relations

Fields of Research

  • The political theory of property rights
  • indigenous political theory

Researcher Summary

Lindsey MacDonald defended his PhD thesis ‘a political philosophy of property rights’ in December 2008 and then joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Lindsey had previously lectured for the indigenous studies programme at Canterbury (2003-7), and the political science programme at Auckland University (2003). Before returning to University, Lindsey worked at Te Puni Kokiri (Ministry of Maori Development) 1996-7, and at the State Services Commission between 1998-2001. Since 2001 he has consulted to various government departments on issues ranging from Machinery of Government issues to the implications of the Treaty of Waitangi for government policy.  He is the registered contact for the Wai 2237 claim on contemporary disparities in Maori Health which will be heard as part of the WAI 2575 Inquiry.  He was chair of the University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee (2013-16), on which he still sits, and also is a Co-Chair of the pro bono New Zealand Ethics Committee which serves  those researchers in New Zealand unable to access University ethics committees.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Political philosophy of property rights

Key Methodologies

  • History of ideas
  • Institutional analysis

Affiliations

Student Supervision

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    Current
  • PhD - Chinudomsub P: The study on the role of university in Thailand over the perception on class (2015)
  • PhD - Willis J: Performative Vulnerability of Pacific Nations experiencing Climate Change (2018)
  • Completed
  • Masters - Sheed T: Maori Agency: A q method study (2013)
  • Honours - Munro H: Raz, Value, and Human Rights: An examination of the Universalist-­-Relativist argument in Human Rights discourse. (2014)
  • Honours - Ni A: The re-­-deconstruction of the China Threat: the gradual alterations of the existing international orders? (2014)
  • Honours - Oakley L: The Agency of Individuals with intellectual disability (2014)
  • Honours - Pourhamzavi K: These Other New Zealanders: Examining the Application of Modern Orientalism and the Clash of Civilisation in New Zealand (2014)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2016) Decolonisation starts in a name: Moving on from the colonial pretence that 'Maori' or 'indigenous peoples' are explanatory frames. Political Science 68(2): 105-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0032318716675654. (Journal Articles)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2015) He Tangata: an easy principle of research with indigenous participants and its hard practice of building sustainable research relationships. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand: Ethics in Practice Conference, 22-24 May 2015 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2015) Plenary Panel: Decolonising the Discipline. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand: Disrupting the Discipline, New Zealand Political Science Association, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2015 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald L. (2014) Moralising the indigenous subject. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Political Science Association Conference 2014 (NZPSA), 1-3 Dec 2014 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald L. (2014) Who heir property rights? Locke, and the indeterminacy problem. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Political Science Association Conference 2014 (NZPSA), 1-3 Dec 2014 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LT. (2014) Indigenous consultation partners for national research in New Zealand. Perth, Australia: Australasian Ethics Network Conference, 29-30 Nov 2014 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LT. (2014) Practical recommendations for Facilitating Indigenous Research. Sydney, Australia: Australasian Ethics Network, 3-5 Dec 2014 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LT. (2013) Why Culture Matters. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Political Science Association Conference, 2-3 Dec 2013 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2010) Claim to Waitangi Tribunal - Wai 2237: The Maori Health Disparities. Waitangi Tribunal. (Other)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2010) The Denial of Indigenous Voice and Self-determination in Political Thought. Hamilton, New Zealand: New Zealand Political Studies Association 2010 Conference, 2-3 Dec 2010 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2009) Indigenous Self-Determination: Realism and Moralism in the Political Theory of Indigenous Rights. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Political Science Association Conference, 1-2 Dec 2009 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2009) The Political Philosophy of Property Rights. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/2270. Christchurch, New Zealand. University of Canterbury. (Theses / Dissertations)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2009) The Political Philosophy of Property Rights: A Critique of Contemporary Liberalism. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag. 252pp. (Authored Books)
  • MacDonald L. (2008) Ravi de Costa, A Higher Authority: Indigenous Transnationalism and Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2006; xii+239pp. Australian Journal of Political Science 43(2): 355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361140802047189. [Book Review]. (Other)
  • Head L. and MacDonald LTAOT. (2007) Maori Land Tenure and Chiefly Authority in Whanganui, 1840-1865.Commissioned by Crown Law Office/Waitangi Tribunal. 187pp. (Reports)
  • MacDonald L. (2006) Lockean Property Rights. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference, 28-29 Aug 2006 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. (2006) Self-determination and the politics of indigeneity. MAI Review 1(Peer Commentary 3): 3pp. (Journal Articles)
  • MacDonald LTAOT. and Muldoon P. (2006) Globalisation, neo-liberalism and the struggle for indigenous citizenship. Australian Journal of Political Science 41(2): 209-223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361140600672477. (Journal Articles)
  • MacDonald L. and Muldoon P. (2005) Globalising the Antipodes - the Indigenous experience. Globalising the Antipodes, 8-9 Apr 2005 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald LT., Baba T., May R. and Teaiwa T. (2004) Conference panel: Securing a Peaceful Pacific - Preventing Conflict: Ethnic tensions and Social Inequalities. Christchurch, New Zealand: 10 Sep 2004. (Oral Presentations)
  • Te Ata o Tu MacDonald L. (2004) Maori Political Unity and the Maori Party. Te Karaka Spring 2004(25): 10-11. Otautahi: [Journal]. (Other)
  • MacDonald L. (2001) Political Theory and Maori Property rights in early colonial New Zealand. New Zealand History Association Conference, 23 Jun 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald L. (2001) Political theory and Maori Property rights in early colonial New Zealand. New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference, 23 Jun 2001 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • MacDonald L. (1999) Canadian Policy and Expenditure Management Systems and New Zealand's Strategic Result Areas: A Comparative Study.State Services Commission Working Paper No. 3. (Reports)