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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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Whose values should apply? Tom Berthold

Social Assessment and Central Government Judith Davey (ed) Institute of Policy Studies, $22.00 ISBN 0908935 005 Governments, especially in democracies, have to carry out some kind of social assessment if they are to adapt their policies to changing circumstances and…
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Poser for the new right, Geoffrey Bertram

Ethics and Ecosystems: Protecting Human Interests and Environmental Values Barry Maley Centre for Independent Studies, Australia, $18.95, ISBN 186432 0028 Reconciling Trade and the Environment: Issues for New Zealand Grant Hewison Institute of Policy Studies, $22.00 ISBN 0908935 994 Environment:…
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The ski lifts are free, Les Cleveland

You Are Too Old to Drive Dear: Elderspeak and Ageism in an Ageing Society  Sik Hung Ng Victoria University Press, $8.95, ISBN 0 864732813 Beyond Good Intentions: Support Work with Older People  Anne Opie Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University…
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So far, the easy part, Donal Curtin

A new approach to central banking: the New Zealand experiment and comparisons with Australia Sir Frank Holmes Institute of Policy Studies, $15.00 There is an economists’ joke about economists: it says an economist is someone who looks at something in…
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Objects that look like books, Brian Easton

Performance Without Profit: The Voluntary Welfare Sector in New Zealand Gary Hawke and David Robinson (eds), Institute of Policy Studies, $25.00 Women and Taxation Claudia Scott (ed), Institute of Policy Studies, $25.00 From Birth to Death III Judith Davey, Institute…
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