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A poverty of compassion, Rod Oram

Child Poverty in New Zealand Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple Bridget Williams Books, $50.00, ISBN 9781927247860 “New Zealand has the necessary resources to reduce child poverty, and equitable and efficient ways to secure these resources are available. The question is…
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Electoral debrief, Ruth Laugesen

Left Turn: The New Zealand General Election of 1999 ed Jonathan Boston, Stephen Church, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth McLeay & Nigel S Roberts Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0864734042 Up the hill from Parliament, a clutch of Victoria University’s political scientists…
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Undesigned revolution, David Caygill

Public Management: The New Zealand Model Jonathan Boston, John Martin, June Pallot, Pat Walsh Otago University Press, $49.95, ISBN 0 19 558325 6 Later this year the World Bank is holding a seminar here on “The New Zealand Model”. As…
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Dampening expectations, John Henderson

New Zealand Under MMP: A New Politics?  Jonathan Boston, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth McLeay, Nigel Roberts Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books, $34.95 ISBN 1869401387 For the next few years New Zealand will be a fascinating social laboratory for political scientists interested…
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Radical ‑ but what is its value? John Halligan

The State under Contract Jonathan Boston (ed) Bridget Williams Books, $39.95 ISBN 0 908912 71 4 Public sector reform has been traumatising many countries for more than a decade. Because of the disruptions and the challenges of comprehensive reform to…
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Electoral debate, Jonathan Boston

Taking it to the People? The New Zealand Electoral Referendum Debate, Alan McRobie (ed), Hazard Press, $29.95 This book is about the continuing debate over electoral reform in New Zealand. It brings together a wide array of material (all of…
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