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Who Dropped the Ball?
Democracy in Crisis
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9780473517328
Format: Paperback
Page extent: 114
Dimensions (mm): 198 x 129 x 10
Distributor: The Copy Press
 
What Jacinda Can't Say:
The Difficult Truth About
Climate Change
Published: May 2021
ISBN: 9780995149960
Format: Paperback
Page extent: 80
Dimensions (mm): 198 x 129 x 8
Distributor: The Copy Press
 

About the author

David Chapman graduated from Victoria University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science and took up a career in secondary school teaching, working in Christchurch, Picton and Ruatoria. In 1987 he became a senior lecturer at Palmerston North Teachers’ College, which later merged with Massey University.

He completed a Masters in Environmental Education with Honours at Queensland’s Griffith University in 1999, and a PhD at Massey University in 2006. His doctoral thesis examined the role of education in confronting environmental issues, leaning heavily towards sociology and attempting to develop a theory for social change.

As an academic, Dr Chapman published (sometimes jointly) articles in scholarly journals in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Canada and the US, and was invited to participate in events pertaining to environmental education in Austria, Canada and Sweden.

Dr Chapman’s experiences have led him to three important conclusions. Firstly, you cannot have environmental justice without social justice (people who are starving cannot think about global warming). Secondly, while education is vital, certain programmes (such as environmental education) are often an excuse for non-action. Thirdly, our current forms of governance have proved unable to grapple with long-term problems. As a logical progression of these conclusions, his books address issues relating to climate change, social justice, and governance.

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