News from Governance July 1, 2014 - An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions
Co-Editors: Alasdair S. Roberts and Robert H. Cox. Book Review Editor: Clay Wescott. Editorial Assistant: Genevieve Butler.
The New Zealand model, thirty years later
Thirty years ago, on July 14, 1984, New Zealand voters elected a Labour government that launched a far-reaching program of public sector reforms. The "New Zealand model" became famous around the globe. In the current issue of Governance, Jonathan Boston and Chris Eichbaum of Victoria University examine the long-term effects of the reform program begun in 1984. Neoliberal reforms triggered electoral changes that made full realization of the neoliberal program impossible. Today, they write, "there is evidence of not one but two unfinished intellectual projects" -- the neoliberal revolution, and the constitutional pushback. Free access to the commentary.
News from Governance May 2, 2014 - An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions
Co-Editors: Alasdair S. Roberts and Robert H. Cox. Book Review Editor: Clay Wescott. Editorial Assistant: Genevieve Butler. The GOVERNANCE blog
How will public policy studies change in the Asian Century?
The Economist reports this week that China will displace the United States as the world's largest economy in 2014 -- perhaps more evidence of the onset of the Asian Century. What implications does this have for the study of public policy? Sara Bice and Helen Sullivan of the Melbourne School of Government address this question in a working draft of a forthcoming Governance commentary. Scholars "must question taken-for-granted constructs underpinning the discipline," they argue. Read more and comment here. The commentary will be discussed at a roundtable session at the Melbourne School of Government on May 20. Learn more and RSVP here.
New Zealand's revolution, 30 years later