• Special Issue: Localism and Devolution
    Vol 15 No 2 (2019)

    New Zealand, along with most modern democracies, has a system of multi-level government, with central government having responsibility for matters of national significance and local government matters of local or regional significance. And, like similar democracies, the allocation question – that is, how responsibilities
    are distributed across orders of government – is a constant matter of debate. The theme of this issue, which is addressed by many of the articles, is ‘localism’.  In the world of public policy localism sits in a constellation of concepts which include subsidiarity, devolution, decentralisation and deconcentration. In its traditional guise localism refers to small units of local government that allow for active participation by citizens.

  • Special Issue: Welfare State Reform
    Vol 15 No 1 (2019)

    Reform of the welfare state is currently one of the most pressing issues in New Zealand policymaking. For as long as it has existed, the welfare state has been controversial. But the current calls for its reform seem to have extra urgency. Accordingly, this special issue of Policy Quarterly is devoted to welfare reform. The contributions are necessarily broad-ranging, partly because so many different values are at play. As is evident from the depth and breadth of these articles, the potential for reform of the welfare state is enormous. Given its equally enormous importance to the well-being of citizens and the good of society, it can only be hoped that policymakers are ready to take up the challenge. 

  • Policy Quarterly November 2018
    Vol 14 No 4 (2018)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly leads with an important article on ‘wellbeing and public policy’ by Dan Weijers and Philip Morrison, focusing on some of the key themes and issues discussed at the Third International Conference on Wellbeing and Public Policy, held in Wellington in early September 2018.

  • Policy Quarterly Special issue: Assessing and Enhancing New Zealand's Productivity
    Vol 14 No 3 (2018)

    Lifting New Zealand’s productivity requires a broad reform agenda, ranging from topics such as matching skills to jobs, to lifting business investment and trade in services, and to improving government productivity. The opportunity is there – we need to take it.

  • Policy Quarterly
    Vol 14 No 2 (2018)
  • Policy Quarterly volume 13 supplementary issue 2017 Policy Quarterly Supplementary Issue
    Vol 13 (2017)

    This supplementary issue of Policy Quarterly draws together such important contributions to postdevelopmental demographic processes including depopulation and population expansion, with a focus on subnational New Zealand.

  • Policy Quarterly
    Vol 14 No 1 (2018)

    This issue provides a preliminary commentary on the digital economy and society.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 13 issue 4 2017 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 13 No 4 (2017)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly commences with five articles on aspects of government regulation in New Zealand. The remaining eight articles include five articles on various topical policy issues and three articles are from students in the Graduate Pathway Programme in the School of Government

  • Policy Quarterly volume 13 issue 3 2017 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 13 No 3 (2017)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly focuses on some of the important policy issues facing New Zealand as it enters the 2017 general election campaign.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 13 issue 2 2017 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 13 No 2 (2017)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly explores the governance of the least governed reaches of our planet, the open ocean.  Other excellent papers relevant to wider environmental policy and to regulation were selected and included in this special issue.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 13 issue 1 2017 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 13 No 1 (2017)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly explores the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century through the lens of ‘global studies’. The articles are mostly based on papers presented at a conference at Victoria University of Wellington in late July 2016 entitled ‘We the Peoples: global citizenship and constitutionalism’.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 12 issue 4 2016 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 12 No 4 (2016)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly addresses issues of local government in New Zealand. We also offer a number of papers on urbanisation and infrastructure.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 12 issue 3 2016 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 12 No 3 (2016)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly offers eleven perspectives on the broad theme of ‘advancing better government’. While the topics are diverse, they all have a strong New Zealand focus and significant policy implications.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 12 issue 1 2016 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 12 No 1 (2016)

    Special issue: Protecting nature. This issue of Policy Quarterly focuses on governing human-naturerelationships for the future, seeking to trigger deeper reflections than what we are currently used to in policy debates. Biodiversity, sustainability and climate change issues feature.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 12 issue 2 2016 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 12 No 2 (2016)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly leads with three articles on climate change, asking what are the stakes and what can New Zealand do?

  • Policy Quarterly volume 11 issue 3 2015 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 11 No 3 (2015)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly gives attention to two policy issues: first, the problem of child poverty and the government’s announcement of measures to address this problem via a Child Hardship Package in the 2015 Budget; and second, the ethics of active voluntary euthanasia.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 11 issue 4 2015 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 11 No 4 (2015)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly traverses a range of contemporary policy issues including the governance of Auckland, climate change, financial incentives to work, the investment approach to funding social assistance, regulatory design and stewardship, water management, special education, the implications of uncertainty for policy practice, and the ethical issues surrounding the use and commercialisation of public health data. Professor Ross Garnaut, a distinguished Australian economist and the Frank Holmes Fellow in 2015, also responds to earlier commentary on his Holmes Memorial lecture.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 11 issue 2 2015 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 11 No 2 (2015)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly has contributions by the Australian economist Professor Ross Garnaut, the 2015 Sir Frank Holmes Fellow in Public Policy, and fellow commentators. It focuses on global governance in the 21st century, and includes articles on governance of our National Parks, use of predictive analytics in policy-making, the nature and implications of governmental decentralisation, the future of social housing, protecting the interests of future generations, and the implications of residential sorting for inequality.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 10 number 4 2014 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 10 No 4 (2014)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly features articles and presentations from two symposia, the first dealing with New Zealand’s regulatory system and the second the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. The final items include an IGPS Working Paper on ‘Vested Interests’ and two papers presented at a roundtable on lobbying.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 11 issue 1 2015 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 11 No 1 (2015)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly brings together two major, interconnected concerns: the inequalities faced by women and income inequality in New Zealand. It concludes with a challenge to the views expressed by Unsworth in the previous issue.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 10 number 3 2014 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 10 No 3 (2014)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly looks at population ageing, one of the most significant issues facing New Zealand in the coming decades. There is also  text of the 2014 Sir Frank Holmes Memorial Lecture and a held over article on water governance.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 10 number 2 2014 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 10 No 2 (2014)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly features material on restorative justice, plus articles New Zealand’s poor productivity record; aspects of public management; and environmental management.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 10 number 1 2014 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 10 No 1 (2014)

    Articles in this issue of Policy Quarterly address the ability of New Zealanders to participate meaningfully in their communities; environmental developments; stewardship; and recent regulatory failures.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 9 number 4 2013 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 9 No 4 (2013)

    This issue of Policy Quarterly explores the Treasury’s recently released report, Affording Our Future: Statement on New Zealand’s Long-Term Fiscal Position, and some of the major policy issues raised by this significant document.

  • Policy Quarterly volume 9 number 3 2013 Policy Quarterly
    Vol 9 No 3 (2013)

    The nine articles in this issue of Policy Quarterly cover a range of important contemporary policy problems – national and international, macro and micro.

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