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  1. Background Reading 1 item
    These readings will provide historical and contextual material essential for this course.
    1. Public policy in New Zealand: institutions, processes and outcomes - Richard Shaw, Chris Eichbaum 2011

      Book Recommended

  2. Week One Readings 5 items
    1. Lecture 1 - no readings

    2. Lecture 2

    3. Seeing reason - Dan Jones 2016

      Article Recommended

  3. Week Two Readings 8 items
    1. Lecture 3

    2. The 9th Floor:The Reformer - Geoffrey Palmer 2017

      Audio document Supplementary This Radio New Zealand podcast series from 2017 interviews a number of former Prime Ministers. Each is worth a listen in its own right, but this interview provides useful background on the shift to an MMP electoral system, and Palmer's concerns about the absence of constitutional roadblocks in New Zealand's system of government. May be of particular use to those less familiar with New Zealand's recent political history.

    3. Lecture 4

  4. Week Three Readings 8 items
    1. Lecture 5

    2. Lecture 6

    3. Institutions - Douglass C. North 1991

      Article Supplementary

  5. Week Four Readings 6 items
    1. Lecture 7 3 items
    2. Lecture 8 3 items
  6. Week Five: Readings 1 item
    1. Understanding commercial law - Leigh Miller, Philippa Gerbic 2014

      Book  Chapter 1. Click "Online Resource" to read.

  7. Week Six Readings 0 items
  8. Week Seven Readings 4 items
  9. Week Eight Readings 2 items
  10. Week Nine Readings 6 items
    1. Human Rights Act 1993 Reprint as at 28 September 2017

      Webpage 

  11. Week Ten Readings 3 items
    1. Case Study: Income Inequality 3 items
      1. Chapter 1: Setting the Scene - Anthony Atkinson 2015

        Webpage Required

      2. Reducing poverty, not inequality - Martin Feldstein 1999

        Webpage Recommended

  12. Week 11 Readings 6 items
    1. Case Study: Climate Change 5 items
      1. Why do economists describe climate change as a 'market failure'? - Duncan Clark, Alex Bowen, Simon Dietz and Naomi Hicks 21/05/2012

        Article 

    2. Case Study: Wellbeing Economics 1 item
  13. Week 12 2 items
    1. Case Study : Globalisation 2 items