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Robert Gregory

Journal article

Quakes and aftershocks: organisational restructuring in the New Zealand state sector, 1960–2017

This article draws upon a unique body of empirical research conducted by co-author Masashi Yui for his as yet uncompleted PhD in public policy, documenting all cases of organisational restructuring in the country’s state sector between 1960 and 2017.
Journal article

So near yet so far: implications for the Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill

This article explores some of the implications that arise from New Zealand’s Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill (OCACL), which was passed into law on 5 November 2015 and came into effect on 1 January 2016. As an Omnibus Bill, the OCACL makes amendments to...
Journal article

Assessing 'good governance': 'scientific' measurement and political discourse

The publicity of the government, the press, and a host of private organisations constantly assures the public that New Zealand leads the world in this, that, and the other. So often is the point repeated and asserted about so many features of the Dominion’s life...
Working paper

Assessing 'good governance' and corruption in New Zealand: 'scientific' measurement, political discourse, and historical narrative

New Zealand is ranked highly on the Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI), which assess performance on six dimensions of governance: voice and accountability, political stability performance on six dimensions of governance: voice and accountability, political stability and absence of violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of...