Towards democratic renewal : ideas for constitutional change in New Zealand / Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler, with assistance from Scarlet Roberts.

Publisher's description: In 2016, Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler proposed and published a written, codified constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand. Since then the authors have travelled the country, discussing with the public the nature of New Zealand's identity and where the country...

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Main Authors: Palmer, G. W. R. (Geoffrey W. R.) (Author), Butler, Andrew S. (Author)
Other Authors: Roberts, Scarlet
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2018.
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Summary:Publisher's description: In 2016, Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler proposed and published a written, codified constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand. Since then the authors have travelled the country, discussing with the public the nature of New Zealand's identity and where the country is headed. After considering their conversations and formal submissions, this second book - with its revised proposal for a codified constitution - is the product of a year in development. Towards Democratic Renewal reinforces Palmer and Butler's argument for a robust and democratic framework that will safeguard our political system against future challenges, from climate change to earthquakes, 'post-truth' politics and surveillance. This clear, revised constitution defines and entrenches government accountability and transparency, protects the rights of our peoples and tangata whenua, and offers transformative steps to uphold the sovereignty and integrity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Physical Description:403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781776561834
177656183X