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Problems with experts, Brian Easton

The New Zealand Tax System: New Zealand Taxes in Comparative Perspective  Rob Salmond Institute of Policy Studies, $30.00, ISBN 9781877347450   The New Zealand Economy: An Introduction  Ralph Lattimore and Shamubeel Eaqub Auckland University Press, $34.99, ISBN 9781869404895   To…
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Yes, Minister, Bob Gregory

The Tie That Binds: The Relationship Between Ministers and Chief Executives Colin James Institute of Policy Studies and the New Zealand Centre for Public Law, Victoria University of Wellington, $25.00, ISBN 0908935676 Public service reform was not a major election…
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This might sting a bit, Simon Upton

Continuity Amid Chaos: Health Care Management and Delivery in New Zealand  ed Robin Gauld University of Otago Press, $49.95, ISBN 1877276510 Snakes and Ladders: The Pursuit of a Safety Culture in New Zealand Public Hospitals Peter R Roberts Institute of…
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The odd couple, Eric Richards

States of Mind: Australia and New Zealand 1901-2001 ed Arthur Grimes, Lydia Wevers, and Ginny Sullivan Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, $39.00, ISBN 0908935644 There is something peculiar about two affluent and well-established small countries sitting together…
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Posted in History, Non-fiction, Politics & Law, Review

Beyond Treaty illiteracy, Richard Hill

Healing Our History: The Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi Robert Consedine and Joanna Consedine Penguin Books, $29.95, ISBN 0141004487 The Treaty of Waitangi and the Control of Language Richard Dawson Institute of Policy Studies, $29.00, ISBN 0908935552 I have…
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Posted in History, Māori, Non-fiction, Review

Roads to nowhere? Ruth Butterworth

Building the Constitution ed Colin James Institute of Policy Studies, $45, ISBN 090893548X Some time in 1997, with the prolonged aftermath of the first MMP election still agitating the establishment and mightily diverting the rest of us, the idea gained…
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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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Posted in Economics, Non-fiction, Politics & Law, Review

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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An enhancing option, David Pearson

New Zealand – By the Way Jenner Zimmerman and contributors Jenner Zimmerman, $49.95, ISBN 0 473 03631 2 Immigrants and Citizens: New Zealanders and Asian Immigration in Historical Context Malcolm McKinnon Institute of Policy Studies, $18.00, ISBN 0 908935 0408…
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All the poorer for it, Colin James

Income Distribution in New Zealand George Barker Institute of Policy Studies, $24.00, ISBN 0 908935 09 9 Too Right Mate Bernard Gadd, John O’Connor, Anna Tarm Hallard Press, no price, ISBN 0 86477 041 3 Ministers and Members in the…
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