Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (VUW)

Source Details

The Institute of Policy Studies was established in 1983 as part of Victoria University of Wellington. Over the decades the university environment has changed dramatically. When the School of Government was formed in 2002, the IPS became its ‘window’ for applied research, discussion and publication.  

In July 2012 the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies came into being. While it has subsumed many of the functions of the Institute of Policy Studies, it seeks to build upon its predecessor's roles and reputation, with the aim of becoming New Zealand's foremost provider of independent, high quality, policy-oriented research, informing the policy-making process and influencing policy development and implementation across many significant areas of public life.

Link to organisation: http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/

Source Acronym: IGPS

Owning Institution: Victoria University of Wellington

Source Type: Education

Journal article
16 February 2017

Discusses the concept of 'global studies', its place in universities worldwide and introduces New Zealand Centre for Global Studies.

Journal article
14 February 2017

The essence of global studies is to present the challenges facing humanity in the modern age, and the implications these hold for political and legal thought.

14 February 2017

This special issue takes a global perspective and explores the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century through the lens of ‘global studies’.

Report
2 February 2017

This working paper sets out the case for a world-pioneering Permanent Forest Bond in order to establish permanent forest on vulnerable land throughout New Zealand.

Journal article
30 November 2016

The purpose of this research was to examine the link between density and the costs of providing infrastructure in New Zealand.

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article addresses the question of how New Zealand infrastructure and local government as a whole should be funded and highlights the importance of providing councils with additional revenue...

Journal article
30 November 2016

Geoffrey Palmer begins this article with the proposition that there is much in the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) that needs to be fixed.

Journal
30 November 2016

This issue of Policy Quarterly, therefore, reflects a long standing commitment to promoting debate and research into New Zealand local government, and we believe that the breadth and depth of the...

Journal article
9 August 2016

This article considers the various risks that New Zealand faces from natural disasters, then assesses and alerts to shortcomings in how well those are recognised and managed.