The Fourth Labour Government: Politics and Policy in New Zealand

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Jonathan Boston, Martin Holland
Oxford University Press, 1990 - New Zealand - 296 pages
The fourth Labour Government ranks as one of New Zealand's great reforming governments. It has transformed the management of the economy and has brought radical changes in many areas of public policy. This second edition of The Fourth Labour Government has been updated to account for the major changes in direction shown by this innovative governing body in its second term in office. Part I addresses the electorate, the party system, and public policy. Part II examines policy reform in the state sector, education, health system, local government, and changes in fiscal policy and economic management.

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A Bill of Rights
Electoral Reform
The Cabinet and Policy Making under the Fourth Labour

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Jonathan Boston is a professor of public policy at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of New Zealand Under MMP: A New Politics?, From Campaign to Coalition, and Left Turn. Stephen Church is a political advisor, based in Parliament, for the United Future Party. Stephen Levine is a professor and the head of the school of history, philosophy, political science, and international relations at Victoria University of Wellington, Elizabeth McLeay is an associate professor in political science at Victoria University of Wellington. Nigel S. Roberts is an associate professor of political science at the Victoria University of Wellington.

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