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Ian Powell: The Dialectics Of Incrementalism And Transformation

Friday, 30 October 2020, 4:19 pm | The Democracy Project

The incoming new government can be transformational, especially with help from the Greens. According to health commentator Ian Powell this is especially apparent in the health sector. In the lead up to the general election I was predicting a Labour-Greens ... More >>

Josh Van Veen: The Psychology Of Ardernism

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10:16 am | The Democracy Project

Jacinda Ardern has made New Zealanders feel safe. Josh Van Veen looks at psychological understandings of leadership to help explain the ongoing success of Labour in this election campaign. Simon Bridges could have been the Prime Minister. Opinion polls ... More >>

Josiah Banbury: Why Is National Struggling To Convince Voters?

Friday, 21 August 2020, 4:05 pm | The Democracy Project

National and its leader Judith Collins don’t fit very well with the times. Josiah Banbury takes a look at the wider context of this year’s general election – especially the way the ideological winds are blowing – and explains why politicians of the ... More >>

Bryce Edwards: Political Roundup – The Burnham Report Shows Why We Can’t Trust NZ’s Military

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:22 pm | The Democracy Project

Can we trust New Zealand’s military? There must now be serious doubt, given the landmark report released on Friday concluding the investigation into allegations made in the book Hit and Run by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson about a 2010 SAS killing ... More >>

Ian Powell: Cuba’s Fight Against Covid-19 Is Impressive, Even Compared To NZ’s

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 4:17 pm | The Democracy Project

Health commentator Ian Powell – formerly the Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – visited Cuba earlier this year, learning about their health system, and says the country has now done extremely well in combating ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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