New Zealand Government and Politics / Edition 5
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New Zealand Government and Politics / Edition 5

by Raymond Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195585097

ISBN-13: 9780195585094

Pub. Date: 03/15/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

New Zealand Government and Politics is the principal guide to the political context, institutions and processes of government in New Zealand.

Maintaining its comprehensive overview of the core political concepts, key institutions and processes, the latest edition of this established and highly respected text now includes fresh perspectives on New Zealand politics

Overview

New Zealand Government and Politics is the principal guide to the political context, institutions and processes of government in New Zealand.

Maintaining its comprehensive overview of the core political concepts, key institutions and processes, the latest edition of this established and highly respected text now includes fresh perspectives on New Zealand politics (with a number of new chapter contributors), and additional learning features to engage students. Coverage and analysis of the 2008 election is integrated throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195585094
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
634
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1.1 Why Study Politics?
Part A: Political Culture
2.1 Political Culture: Patterns and Issues
2.2 New Zealand Since the War
2.3 National Identity in a Global Political Economy
2.4 National Identity in a Diverse Society
2.5 Politics of Biculturalism
2.6 Ideology, Populism and Pragmatism
Part B: Constitutional Debate
3.1 Towards a Written Constitution?
3.2 The Treaty and the Constitution
3.3 An Independent Judiciary?
3.4 Monarchy or Republic?
3.5 Reforming Parliament
3.6 Role of an MP
3.7 Future of the MMP Electoral System
Part C: Executive Debate
4.1 Cabinet
4.2 Dynamics of Government Formation
4.3 Leadership and the Prime Minister
4.4 Bureaucrats, Advisers and Consultants
4.5 Conscience Voting: Who Decides?
4.6 Strengthening Local Government
Part D: Voters and Elections
5.1 How Voters Decide
5.2 Parties, Voters and the Media
5.3 Digital Campaigning
5.4 Debating Election Finance Reform
5.5 The General Election of 2008
5.6 The 2008 Election: The Issues
5.7 The 2008 Election: Why National Won
Part E: Media Debate
6.1 Democracy, the Public and the Media
6.2 Who Owns the Media?
6.3 Political Mediators
6.4 New Media and Democracy
6.5 Student Media
Part F: Democratic Debate
7. Parties
7.1 Changing Party System
7.2 Labour
7.3 National
7.4 Greens
7.5 Maori Party
7.6 Minor Parties
8. Participation
8.1 Maori Participation
8.2 Asian Participation
8.3 Youth Participation
8.4 Decision-making by Referendum
8.5 Social Movements and Activism
8.6 Interest Groups
8.7 Participating in Agenda Setting

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