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understand the New Zealand political system. The seven part structure of this leading textbook is designed to gradually build a cohesive picture of New Zealand politics and end of chapter learning features help readers engage with key concepts.
Now in its seventh edition,New Zealand Government and Politics has been thoroughly updated with discussion and analysis of the 2020 general election campaign and results and includes new perspectives from a range of expert contributors.
Janine Hayward, Professor, Otago University,Lara Greaves, Teacher, Auckland University,Claire Timperley, Teacher, Victoria University of Wellington
Janine Hayward is Professor of Politics at the University of Otago. She teaches New Zealand politics (also environmental and Treaty of Waitangi politics), and researches issues on constitutional and electoral reform. She regularly advises local councils on electoral systems and representation. She
edited the fifth edition of New Zealand Government and Politics (OUP 2015)
Lara Greaves (Ngapuhi, Pakeha, Tarara) is Lecturer in New Zealand Politics at the University of Auckland. Her research interests span Maori and New Zealand politics, survey methods, sexuality, social psychology, hauora and Maori identity. Lara is Associate Director (Policy Inc) of the Public Policy
Institute (University of Auckland), where she works on the New Zealand Election study, and projects on identity and Maori policymaking (funded by the Health Research Council) and the Maori electoral roll (funded by a Royal Society Marsden Fast Start).
Claire Timperley is Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the London School of Economics and Political Science, her teaching and research interests include feminist political
theory, gender politics, critical pedagogy and the politics of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Study the Politics of Aotearoa New Zealand?
PART 1: POLITICAL HISTORY AND IDENTITY
1.1 New Zealands Political Histories
1.2 Maori Political Histories
1.3 New Zealand Politics, 193584
1.4 New Zealand Politics, Post-1984
1.5 National Identity and Diversity
1.6 New Zealand in the World
PART 2: CRITIQUING THE STATE
2.1 The Importance of Political Theory
2.2 Democratic Theory
2.4 Kaupapa Maori Politics
PART 3: THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
3.1 Aotearoa New Zealands System of Government
3.2 Te Tiriti o Waitangi
3.3 The Constitution
3.5 The Executive
3.6 Public Sector
3.7 The Judiciary
3.8 Local Government
PART 4: POLITICAL PARTIES AND ELECTIONS
4.1 Why Voting and Elections Matter
4.2 Elections and Voter Turnout
4.3 Political Parties
4.4 The MMP Electoral System
4.5 Maori Electorates
4.6 Media and Elections
PART 5: GOVERNMENT AND PARLIAMENT
5.1 Government and the Westminster Tradition
5.2 Government Formation
5.3 Prime Minister
5.4 Cabinet and Ministers
5.5 Members of Parliament
PART 6: POLICYMAKING AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
6.1 The Politics of Policymaking
6.2 The Policy Process
6.3 Critical Public Policy
6.4 Ministers, Officials and Advisers
6.5 Maori and Social Policy
6.6 Interest Groups and Lobbying
6.7 Civic Engagement
PART 7: CASE STUDIES OF POLITICS IN ACTION
7 How Does Politics Happen?
7.2 Immigration Policy
7.3 Governing Through Disasters
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