Politics & Social Issues

15 September 2014

CUE is the quarterly magazine from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Government. This issue puts forward ideas for achieving deliberative democracy, e-democracy or open government at both central and local government levels, within New Zealand and in the Asia Pacific region.

14 September 2014

In the next week there will be a referendum to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country, and a general election will be held in New Zealand.

12 September 2014

Informal workers – mostly women – are among the most disadvantaged and exploited in developing countries. What can be learned from India?

12 September 2014

This report argues that Australia should use its influence to assist the workings of the Fiji Parliament, the development of an unfettered civil society and media, and an independent judiciary.

11 September 2014

With responsibility for the protection and preservation of Australia’s environment set to fall under the purview of each state, Professor Fowler questions how state governments will be able to negotiate international treaty obligations.

11 September 2014

This paper argues that the need for comprehensive and considered tax reform is now urgent and profound in order to keep the economy growing, and to fund a strong social safety net.

11 September 2014

This study finds that offending on parole is less common than previous studies have suggested.

11 September 2014

This study finds evidence that parole is effective in reducing the risk of re-offending in Australia.

11 September 2014

This is the first study to evaluate the effectiveness of parole supervision in Australia.

11 September 2014

Based on the 2014 SVA Oration, Michael Traill explores innovative ways to build an efficient capital market for social purpose – one smart and sustainable enough to solve today’s entrenched social problems.