Research and publications

A list of academic publications and postgraduate theses on Latin American themes.

Academic Publications

VILLA Edited Series

Murray, W E and R Rabel (eds) (2008) Latin America Today: Challenges, Opportunities and Trans-Pacific Perspectives, Victoria University of Wellington Institute for Links with Latin America; New Zealand Institute for International Affairs: Wellington.

To order a copy of Latin America Today contact Warwick Murray or Rob Rabel

Edited books or journal issues

Murray W E and E R T Challies (eds) (2006) ‘Beyond Neoliberalism in the semi-periphery? Bilateral relations between New Zealand and Chile’, special section of Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 47(3), pp. 351-395.

Murray W E and Barton J R (eds) (2002) ’Chile – A Decade in Transition’, special edition of Bulletin of Latin American Research, 21(3) pp. 329-459.

Journal articles and book chapters

Murray W E and Kennedy C (2010) ‘Running to stand still – Inequality in Chile 1966-2006’ in Palleres-Barbera, M. Suau-Sanchez, P., Le Heron, R. and Fromhold-Eisibith, M.  (eds.) Globalising Economic Spaces, Uneven Development and Regional Challenges, Ashgate, London

Kousary L, Murray W E and Barton J R (2009) ’ Land of Miracles? A critical analysys of poverty reduction strategies in Chile 1975-2005’, submitted to International Development Planning Review

Barton J R and Murray W E (2009) ‘Grounding geographies of economic globalisation: ‘Globalised spaces’ in Chile’s non-traditional export sector 1980-2000’, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie (Journal of Social and Economic Geography) 100(1), pp. 81-100.

Challies E R T and Murray W E (2008) ‘Towards Post-neoliberalism?—the comparative politico-economic transition of New Zealand and Chile ’ Asia Pacific Viewpoint 49(2), pp. 228-243. 

Barton, J R, Gwynne, R N and Murray W E (2008) ‘Transformations in Resource Peripheries—An analysis of the Chilean experience ’ Area 40(1), pp. 24-33.

Wood T and Murray W E (2007) ‘Is the Porto Alegre participatory budget model transferable? Evidence from Belo Horizonte, Brazil’, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 83, pp. 19-41 .

Barton, J. R., Gwynne, R. N. and Murray W. E. (2007) ‘Chile and New Zealand—between competition and co-operation in the semi-periphery?’ Geographical Journal, 173/3.

Murray W E (2006) ‘Neofeudalism in Latin America? Globalisation, agribusiness, and land re-concentration in Chile’, Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 33(4), 646-677.

Challies E R T and W E Murray (2006) ‘Productive transformations and bilateralism in the semi-periphery: A comparative political economy of the dairy complexes of New Zealand and Chile’, Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 47(3), pp. 351-365.

Murray W E (2004) ‘Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’ in Forsyth, T. (2004) Encyclopaedia of International Development, Routledge, London, pp. 177-78.

Murray W E (2004) ‘Latin American Free Trade Area’ in Forsyth, T. (2004) Encyclopaedia of International Development, Routledge, London, p. 403.
Murray W E (2004) ‘Mercosur’ in Forsyth, T. (2004) Encyclopaedia of International Development, Routledge, London, p. 439-440.

Murray W E and Silva E (2004) ‘The Political Economy of Sustainable Development in Latin America’, in Gwynne R N and Kay C (eds.) Latin America Transformed: Globalisation and Modernity, 2nd Edition, Edward Arnold, London, pp. 117-138.

Murray W E and Challies E (2004) ‘New Zealand and Chile—Partnership for the Pacific Century?’ Australian Journal of International Affairs, 57(1), pp. 89-103.
Murray W E (2002) ‘From dependency to reform and back again: The Chilean peasantry in the twentieth century’ Journal of Peasant Studies, 29(3/4), pp. 190-227.

Murray W E (2002) ‘The neoliberal inheritance – Agrarian policy and rural differentiation in democratic Chile’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, vol. 21(3), pp. 425-441.

Murray W E (2002) ‘Agriculture in Latin America: The need for a new paradigm?’ in Heenan P (ed.) South America: Handbooks of Regional Economic Development, Fitzroy Dearborn, London and Chicago, pp 190-202.

Barton J R and Murray W E (2002) ‘The end of transition? Chile 1990-2000’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 21(3), pp. 329-338.

McKenna M K L and Murray W E (2002) ‘Jungle Law in the Orchard—Comparative Globalisation in the New Zealand and Chilean Fruit Industries’ Economic Geography, 78(4), pp 495-514.

Conference and seminar presentations

Challies, E.R.T. 2008. ‘Global commodity chains and rural livelihoods: Small-scale raspberry producers in Yerbas Buenas, Chile’. Paper presented at the Agri-Food Research Network Conference 2008, 26-28 November 2008, Sydney.

Challies, E. R. T. and Murray, W. E. 2008. ‘Global commodity chains and rural livelihoods: The case of small-scale berry producers in Yerbas Buenas, Chile’. Paper presented at the 24th New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, 2-5 July, 2008, Wellington. 

Murray W E and Kennedy C .2008. ‘Running to stand still – Inequality in Chile 1968-2008’ International Geographic Union Economic Geography Commission Conference, Barcelona August 21-24th  2008.

Challies, E. R. T. 2007. ‘Beyond Neoliberalism? Comparing New Zealand and Chile’. Paper presented at the Institute of Australian Geographers 2007 conference, 1-6 July, 2007, Melbourne.

Murray W E (2007) ‘Neostructuralism in Latin America – neoliberalism with a human face?’, Paper presented at the Institute of Australian Geographers 2007 conference, 1-6 July, 2007, Melbourne.

Murray, W E. Invited relator (discussant and concluding remarks for conference) at the International seminar Co-operation, development and trade in the Pacific Islands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Chile. Held at Easter Island, Chile.

Murray, W E. Invited as one of 20 high-level diplomats and experts from the Pacific Basin and Rim in the judgement of the Chilean government. Discussions were intended to underpin the formation of a Chilean policy framework for the region, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 2005.

Murray, W E. ‘Chile and New Zealand—Between competition and co-operation?’, creator, organiser and chair of international mini-conference based in part on Royal Society of New Zealand funds and the support of the Embassy of Chile, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, April 22nd, 2005.

Murray, W E ‘Chile – A Decade of Transition’ session organiser and convenor for the Annual Conference of the Society of Latin American Studies, Birmingham University, April, 2001.

Conference proceedings

Murray W E and Challies E R T (2003) ‘Chile and New Zealand – partnership for the Pacific Century’, in Storey D, Overton J and Nowak B (eds) Contesting Development: Pathways to Better Practice. Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference of the International Development Studies Network of Aotearoa New Zealand, Massey University, Palmerston North, pp 36-42.

Postgraduate theses and selected projects

Postgraduate theses on Latin American themes in human geography and development studies.

  • Carina Gallegos (2006)—Comparative indigenous policies in New Zealand and Chile (MDevSt 90pt)
  • Mariana Gledhill (2006)—Chilean migrants in New Zealand (Hons essay)
  • Tony Chandler (2005)—Globalization and small farmers in Chile (MDevSt 90pt)
  • Lida Kousary (2005)—A geographical analysis of poverty in Chile 1975-2005 (MDevSt 90pt)
  • Nick Newman (2005)—New Zealand’s Latin America Strategy and Chile and Peru (MDevSt 90pt)
  • Rafael Pastor (2005)—Neostructuralism and free trade agreements in Chile 1990-2005 (MDevSt 90pt)
  • Alexis Roesch (2004)—Export oriented agriculture and environmental impacts in Guatemala (MEnvSt 60pt)
  • Terence Wood (2003/4)—Brazil and alternative development (MDevSt 60pt)
  • Edward Challies (2003)—Chile and New Zealand’s dairy sectors (MA 120pt)
  • Edward Challies (2006)—‘Global value chains and rural livelihoods: The case of Chilean smallholder raspberry growers’ (PhD, Human Geography) 
  • Monica Evans (2008) - ‘Adolescent fathers’ understandings and experiences of fatherhood in Valparaiso, Chile’ (Masters, Development Studies).
  • Matilda Hegarty (2008) - 'From Women in Development to Gender and Development: A case study of a women’s organisation: (AMA) Asociación de Mujeres de Acosta, San Ignacio de Acosta, Costa Rica' (Masters, Development Studies).
  • Colin Kennedy (2007)—‘Running to Stand Still: The persistence of inequality in Chile, 1964—2008’ (PhD, Development Studies)
  • Colin Kennedy (2013)—‘Understanding inequality in Chile : A revisited dependency analysis of education’ (PhD, Development Studies) (Click here for a press release on this piece of research)
  • Warwick Murray (2008)—‘New Zealand and South America: Tracking the Albatross’—Second round Marsden. 
  • Warwick Murray and John Overton (2008)—‘Migration and Remittances from Easter Island’ - Faculty of Science Research Grant 2008. 
  • Sarah van Iddekinge (2007)—‘Tourism, sustainability and civil society, Tulum, Mexico’ (Masters, Development Studies)