Government

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Journal article

Enhancing long-term governance: Parliament’s vital oversight role

This article explores how the New Zealand Parliament scrutinises the quality of long-term governance and considers how such scrutiny could be made more systematic, proactive and rigorous.
Working paper

Electoral democracy in Australia: crisis, resilience and renewal

This paper examines the state of Australian democracy and considers some mechanisms that have been said to have the potential to improve democratic representation.
Working paper

Engaging youth - strategies for creating interested and informed voters

This paper reports on what young people themselves believe their democratic responsibility is and what their level of engagement should be. It argues that their testimony provides an important insight and crucial information that will be of use not just to academics but also to...
Working paper

The role of new media in increasing youth political engagement

This paper examines the role new media can play in the political engagement of young people, including the critique that social media platforms are not generally democratic fora and their general use and adoption by young and older people does not cultivate democratic values.
Working paper

Electoral management under COVID-19

This paper finds that election administrators seeking to plan their activities against the background of COVID-19 will be confronted with uncertainty on a grand scale, making their task more akin to preparing for elections in insecure places such as Iraq or Afghanistan than getting ready...
Working paper

Remote voting under COVID-19

This report explores the efficacy of modalities which relieve electors from in-person voting.
Working paper

How does digital campaigning affect the problems of political finance?

This paper deals with the intersection between three sets of challenges that constitute existential threats to democracies across the world. The first is money in politics which not only poses the danger of ‘policy capture’ but also, in worse scenarios, state capture by monied interests.
Working paper

The climate crisis and democracy: from democratic debilitation to innovation

The climate crisis is also a crisis for democracy, however, it is possible to renew and re-imagine democracy to achieve a more effective response to the climate crisis.
Journal

Regulation and the war on red tape: a review on the international academic literature

This article interrogates both the more extreme claims of the anti-regulation advocates and the alleged successes of anti-red tape initiatives, identifying a critical clash of values over the role of the state and the appropriate relationship between government, business and the community.
Report

The fiscal implication of levelling up and UK governance devolution

This document explores the likely financial and fiscal issues arising in the relationships between central and sub-central governments.
Report

Indigenous voice co-design process: final report to the Australian Government

This report proposes a strong, resilient and flexible system in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and our communities will be part of genuine shared decision-making with governments at the local and regional level and have our voices heard by the Australian Parliament and...
Report

The politics of productivity: institutions, governance and policy

This paper explores the ‘politics of productivity' by focusing on the political institutions, the system of governance, and the policies that have shaped the UK’s poor productivity performance.
Report

Building a positive evaluation culture

This resource shares some tips and key considerations for managers who want to help build an organisational culture where evidence and evaluation are valued and can inform and improve practice.
Policy report

Putting a cap on community

Since 2016-17, the Victorian government has capped the amounts local governments can collect from their ratepayers. This paper argues that Victoria’s rate cap policy has inhibited a normal trend of expanding and improving local government services in line with population growth, rising living standards and...
Report

Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media: first interim report

This report includes summaries of the evidence received about the motivations for foreign interference, the forms that it can take, the elements of social media platforms and their usage that foreign interference attempts often seek to exploit, and the social and cultural features that foreign...
Discussion paper

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement Review: issues paper

The review of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement will examine how well the Australian, State and Territory Governments have achieved the objectives, outcomes and outputs set out in the Agreement, and the suitability of the Agreement for the future. This issues paper has been...
Report

Defence assessment 2021: he moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka

The document provides a comprehensive review of the challenges to New Zealand’s strategic defence interests, as well as defence officials’ advice to the Government on changing New Zealand’s defence policy settings.
Report

Mana wāhine: a history of Te Ohu Whakatupu

This document provides a history of the Ministry for Women (NZ) that primarily focuses on the story of Te Ohu Whakatupu, the Māori Women's policy unit established immediately after the foundation of the Ministry to serve the interests of wāhine Māori.
Discussion paper

Working with sensitive information

This document provides guidance on how the New Zealand Privacy Act applies to sensitive personal information.
Report

Political marketing and management in the 2020 general election: key findings and advice for future practice

This report explores the use of political marketing and management during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides valuable insights into political marketing and management in practice.