New Zealand Government and Politics

New Zealand Government and Politics



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195567212
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Raymond Miller is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Political Studies, The University of Auckland

Table of Contents

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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