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Art of the state, Jane Kelsey

Redesigning the Welfare State in New Zealand: Problems, Policies, Prospects eds Jonathan Boston, Paul Dalziel, Susan St John Oxford University Press, $45.00, ISBN 019 558 3736 6 A Super Future?: The Price of Growing Older in New Zealand Anne Else…
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Back to the golden weather, Brian Easton

Taking New Zealand Seriously: the Economics of Decency Tim Hazledine HarperCollins $24.95 ISBN 1 86950283 3 The Wellington launch of Taking New Zealand Seriously coincided with the 1998 conference of the New Zealand Economists’ Association. The contrast is striking. Few…
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Tertiary fees and simple minds, Alistair Shaw

Cultural Politics and the University in Aotearoa/New Zealand Michael Peters (ed) Dunmore Press $39.95 ISBN 0 864 69306 0 Investing in Minds: the Economics of Higher Education in New Zealand Sholeh A Maani VUW Institute of Policy Studies $30.00 ISBN…
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Asia-specific, Steve Hoadley

Nations and States in Southeast Asia Nicholas Tarling Cambridge University Press $24.95 ISBN 0 52162564 5 Asia Pacific: New Geographies of the Pacific Rim R F Watters and T G McGee (ed) Victoria University Press $49.95 ISBN 0 86473334 8…
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Putting the New Right right, Joe Wallis

In Stormy Seas: The Post-War New Zealand Economy Brian Easton Otago University Press, $39.95 ISBN 1 87713308 6 Brian Easton’s account of New Zealand’s post-war economic performance has already received some mixed reviews. In view of the generally critical stance…
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Perched precariously on the edge, Ramesh Thakur

Tigers in New Zealand? The Role of Asian Investment in the Economy R D Cremer and B Ramasamy Institute of Policy Studies and Asia 200 Foundation, $18.00, ISBN 0 908935 03 x New Zealand and ASEAN: The Strategic and Economic…
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Popper, Plato and profits, Rodney Hide

The Commercialisation of New Zealand Brian Easton Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1 86940 173 5 Reining in the Dinosaur: The Story Behind the Remarkable Turnaround of New Zealand Post Vivienne Smith New Zealand Post, $24.95, ISBN 0 473 04389…
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Did the reforms work? Yes and no Paul Dalziel

A Study of Economic Reform: The Case of New Zealand eds Brian Silverstone, Alan Bollard and Ralph Lattimore Elsevier North-Holland, $US145.25, ISBN 0 444 81985 1 Between 14 July 1984 (when the electorate decisively rejected Sir Robert Muldoon’s approach to…
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Low rating, Brian Gaynor

Bulls, Bears and Elephants: A History of the New Zealand Stock Exchange David Grant Victoria University Press, $69.95, ISBN 0 86473 308 9 The stock exchange is an enigma to many. The organisation has a popular image as a wealthy…
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Mucking around in the swamp, Ralph Lattimore

International Trade and Competition Policy: CER, APEC and the WTO  Kerrin Vautier and Peter Lloyd Institute of Policy Studies, $30.00, ISBN 0 908935 18 8 For those who find it difficult to keep hold of the threads in discussions of…
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