Bridled Power: New Zealand's Constitution and Government

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Political Science - 412 pages
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Bridled Power, and its predecessor Unbridled Power, have provided a guide to New Zealand's constitutional system for more than 20 years. This new edition is updated to reflect New Zealand's experience of the MMP system of proportional representation and includes:* Elections and formation of governments* The Governor-General and prospects of becoming a republic* How Executive Government works, and should work* How Parliament works, and should work* How laws are made* The checks on government, including the Treaty of WaitangiThis book is a clear and straightforward account of how New Zealand's system of government works in practice and in principle. It will be of value to anyone interested in government, as well as to judges, law practitioners, academics, government departments and politicians, and law and political science students.

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Elections
22
Forming and Ending Governments
39
When Will New Zealand Become a Republic?
52
Copyright

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer is a former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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