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The wave of public sector managerial and structural reforms known as the ‘New Zealand Model’ were extended to local government in New Zealand by legislation passed in 1989. It is therefore fitting that some 30 years after the various Acts that comprised the enabling legislation were passed, that this the conference examines the impact of the reforms on local government. The conference will address not only New Zealand, but also in the wider world where many nations sought to adopt, the ‘New Zealand Model’ to reform their own public sectors.
The conference will offer academics and those engaged in the wider local government sector the opportunity to present papers and debate ideas on a number of issues surrounding the fitness for purpose of local government. Specifically abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited from those researching or practicing around (but not limited to) the following areas:
The organizers of the Conference, Dr Andy Asquith and Dr Andrew Cardow, welcome any questions and encourage abstracts to submitted to the below address by 1 September.
Massey University Albany is located on the North Shore in Auckland. The campus is only 10 minutes from the Auckland City centre and easily reached by public transport. There are a number of accommodation options both in Auckland and the surrounding area. More information regarding accommodation options will be available nearer the closing date.
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Last updated on Monday 10 September 2018