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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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Muddle and fudge, W H Oliver

Trick or Treaty? Douglas Graham Institute of Policy Studies $22.00 ISBN 0908935 24 2 Justice and the Maori: the philosophy and practice of Maori claims in New Zealand since the 1970s Andrew Sharp 2nd ed, Oxford University Press $45.00 ISBN…
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Stepping on the gases, Guy Salmon

Burning Issues: The Failure of the New Zealand Response to Climatic Change Alexander Gillespie Dunmore Press $24.95 ISBN 0 86469 298 6 Guardians for the Environment Gary Hawke (ed) Institute of Policy Studies $30.00 ISBN 0 908935 06 4 Burning…
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Posted in Natural History, Non-fiction, Review, Science

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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