Jane Kelsey has a LLB (Hons) from Victoria University of Wellington, BCL from Oxford University, MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Auckland. She has worked at the University of Auckland since 1979 and was appointed to a personal Chair in Law in 1997.
She is a key member of the Action Resource Education Network of Aotearoa (Arena), and is actively involved in researching and speaking out against the World Trade Organisation, the International Monetary Fund, free trade and corporate-led globalisation. She is also actively involved in campaigning for the New Zealand Government's full recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi and opposed the controversial seabed and foreshore legislation.
Kelsey took part in demonstrations over the 1981 Springbok tour.
- Economic Fundamentalism - The New Zealand Experiment: A world model for structural adjustment?. London and East Haven: Pluto Press, 1995
- Reclaiming the Future: New Zealand and the Global Economy. Bridget Williams Books Ltd. 1999
- No Ordinary Deal: Unmasking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. ed.. Bridget Williams Books Ltd. 2010
- The Fire Economy: New Zealand's Reckoning. Bridget Williams Books Ltd, 2015
- Jane Kelsey's profile at the University of Auckland
- Video of Jane Kelsey speaking out against Philippines President Gloria Arroyo
- Rogernomics and the Treaty of Waitangi: the contradiction between the economic and Treaty policies of the fourth Labour government, 1984-1990, and the role of law in mediating that contradiction in the interests of the colonial capitalist state. Kelsey's PhD thesis
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