Research & Resources

Kōtare carries out regular research to support our education work, and from time to time produces written and other material. However, at present we do not have the capacity to undertake major independent research projects, although this may change in future. If you would like more information about Kōtare’s research history or have suggestions about funding or projects, contact


Community Economic Development: Is it time to revisit this old-fashioned idea? Sue Bradford, writing in Foreign Control Watchdog issue 153, looks at the past, present and future of community economic development (CED) in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and considers the role of CED in a people’s response to the climate crisis.

Here Be Dragons: Navigating a Left Approach to Basic Income (BI) in Aotearoa New Zealand. In an article for Counterfutures issue 6, Sue Bradford examines the history of BI advocacy and the prospects for a ‘progressive’ BI in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Paulo Freire in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Catherine Delahunty discusses the influence of Paulo Freire on popular education in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Freire at the Flaxroots: Analysis and action in Aotearoa, by Kōtare and Auckland Workers Education Association (AWEA). This series of interviews explores the influence of Paulo Freire—one of the most significant educators of the twentieth century—on people working at the flaxroots for social change in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Indigenous and non-indigenous grassroots activists talk about their social justice work, how they have been influenced by Freire’s ideas and how they have used and adapted them in the contexts in which they live and work.