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School of Government · Te Kura Kāwanatanga: Institute for Governance and Policy Studies: Working Papers


The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (IPS) fosters discussion, research and publication of current issues of domestic and foreign policy. We particularly link academic research and public policy by providing opportunities for independent and detached study, and for neutral and informed discussion of important and relevant issues. Our goal is to engage the broadest possible range of informed opinion, particularly in drawing people together from the universities, the public service, the business community and the wider public community. Our three catchwords might be summed up as study, engage, inform.

See the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies website for more information about the school, their degrees, people, courses, contact details, news and events, and research.

Recent Submissions

  • Weaver, Sean (2008)
    This paper explores the global trends associated with food security and climate change and the linkages between them. This comes at a time of unprecedented international concern for global food security, against a backdrop ...
  • Cook, Len; Hughes, Robert (2010)
    Across the OECD countries the organisation of the public health service is subject to frequent scrutiny. In New Zealand there have been five major changes to the governance model for the public health service since the ...
  • Callister, Paul; Tortell, Lisa; Williams, Jessie (2009)
    In industrialised countries most of the goods and services traditionally undertaken in the home are now largely sourced outside the household. The main exceptions are childcare, food preparation and washing and cleaning, ...
  • Boston, Jonathan; Gill, Derek (2011)
    Responsible and responsive government depends on effective accountability – at all levels within the state. To this end, democratic governments have typically established strong vertical or hierarchical accountability ...
  • Kengmana, Lucas; Boston, Jonathan (2008)
    This paper explores how the costs of mitigating and adapting to climate change should be shared by the international community. While it briefly surveys other desiderata for a new global agreement on climate change for ...

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