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New Zealand

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0034
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section provides information on the most significant features of government and politics in New Zealand. These include data on state structure and offices, parties, government constitutions, ... More


An Initial Assessment of the Consequences of MMP in New Zealand

Fiona Barker, Jonathan Boston, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth McLeay, and Nigel S. Roberts

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The purpose is to provide an initial assessment of the impact of the introduction of the mixed‐member proportional (MMP) electoral system on the New Zealand political system, especially with regard ... More


Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Matthew Soberg Shugart and Martin P. Wattenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is a series (Comparative Politics) for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. In the view of many electoral ... More


New Zealand: The Consolidation of Reform?

Jack Vowles

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

New Zealand experienced fundamental electoral system reform in the mid-1990s when voters, in a referendum, decided to replace the single-member plurality system by proportional representation ... More


Internationalization and Two Liberal Welfare States Australia and New Zealand

Herman Schwartz

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240920
eISBN:
9780191600180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240922.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While the formal welfare states of Australia and New Zealand resembled the British model in the post‐war period, economic policies and industrial‐relations systems differed. As highly competitive ... More


Choosing MMP in New Zealand: Explaining the 1993 Electoral Reform

David Denemark

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Explores several of the factors that significantly affected the transition of New Zealand's political system from a pluralitarian (extreme majoritarian) system famous for its tranquil efficacy to an ... More


Parties and Society in New Zealand

Jack Vowles

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first introductory section discusses the evolution of the current party system in New Zealand, from a system dominated by the two parties around which it had aligned in the 1930s, to the ... More


Cross-fertilisation of Constitutional Ideas: The Relationship between the UK Human Rights Act 1998 and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

Petra Butler

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the New Zealand courts' jurisprudence in regard to the interpretative provisions — sections 4, 5, and 6 — of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. It not only gives an ... More


Sheep and Sunshine: New Zealand

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Maori population of Aotearoa was much reduced when European immigration from the UK turned the islands into New Zealand. Distance from preferred UK sources of settlers meant that recruiting was ... More


New Zealand: Parliamentary Careers and Electoral Reform

Elizabeth McLeay

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

At the end of the nineteenth century, New Zealand's MPs began to see their mandate as an occupation and therefore granted themselves full salaries. Yet, staffing remained poor until the 1970s, when ... More


New Zealand and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (1990)

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter considers the socio‐politics of bill of rights debates and outcomes in New Zealand. The first part of the chapter focuses on the unsuccessful proposals for a bill of rights in the late ... More


Systemic Failure, Coordination, and Contingencies: Understanding Electoral System Change in New Zealand

Jack Vowles

in To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?: The Politics of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539390
eISBN:
9780191715761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

There are two interpretations of electoral system change in New Zealand; one, that it was a result of social and political changes generating a ‘systemic failure’ of the former ... More


Anglicanism and the British Empire, c.1700-1850

Rowan Strong

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199218042
eISBN:
9780191711527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218042.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book demonstrates that British imperialism was integrally connected to British religion. Using published sources, the book identifies the construction, development, and ingredients of a public ... More


Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Mark Hickford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199568659
eISBN:
9780191731273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568659.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

The recognition and allocation of indigenous property rights have long posed complex questions for the imperial powers of the mid-nineteenth century and their modern successors. Recognizing rights of ... More


Respectable Lives: Social Standing in Rural New Zealand

Elvin Hatch

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520074729
eISBN:
9780520911437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520074729.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Where do we get our notions of social hierarchy and personal worth? What underlies our beliefs about the goals worth aiming for, the persons we hope to become? This book addresses these questions in ... More


An Empire of Variations: Problems of Settlement and the Property Rights of Indigenous Populations

MARK HICKFORD

in Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199568659
eISBN:
9780191731273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568659.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

This chapter sets out the political and intellectual milieu swirling through British policy debates regarding indigenous peoples' rights to property in the 1830s and early 1840s. It explores the ... More


New Zealand: Retrenchment and Reconstruction

Herbert Obinger, Peter Starke, Julia Moser, Claudia Bogedan, Edith Gindulis, and Stephan Leibfried

in Transformations of the Welfare State: Small States, Big Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296323
eISBN:
9780191700774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296323.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Compared with Austria, Denmark, and Switzerland, New Zealand experienced the most radical changes in its economy. No programme was left unscathed by various governments' attempts at retrenchment and ... More


Incredulity from a Distance: Disputing the Content of Indigenous Proprietary Entitlements, 1840 to 1844

MARK HICKFORD

in Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199568659
eISBN:
9780191731273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568659.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

This chapter demonstrates how imperial policies used the recognition of preexisting native title to ‘discipline’ or manage New Zealand Company-established settlements at Port Nicholson and elsewhere ... More


Asserting the Doctrine of Discovery in Aotearoa New Zealand: 1840–1960s

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the assertion of the Doctrine of Discovery in Aotearoa/New Zealand. First discovered by Maori, Aotearoa/New Zealand had been their home for hundreds of years before the ... More


Extricating ‘Native Title from its Present Entanglement’—Recognizing Diversity and the Problem of a Liberal Constitution

MARK HICKFORD

in Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199568659
eISBN:
9780191731273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568659.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the problem of a liberal political constitution for colonial New Zealand and its relations with native title during the period from 1852 until 1860. Native title and numerous ... More


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