The ability to make decisions and take actions that influence our life is critically important, and ranges from simple everyday choices about what to eat or wear, to far-reaching decisions about health care and personal or financial matters. When our ability to make our own decisions is impaired due to dementia, learning or intellectual disability,.. More
This book outlines the latest thinking about the preferences people have for their urban life, the patterns of urban development in Aotearoa, and the possibilities for our cities in the future. It takes a systems view, where all the components that make up the city are interlinked, so that a decision to change one aspect of the urban fabric can als.. More
"New Zealand has serious problems resulting from the abuse of alcohol and drugs. These problems end up in the criminal justice system. The problem is that the criminal justice system as it is configured at present fails to provide the treatment and rehabilitation that would ameliorate the impact of the abuse and prevent its re-occurrence. In conseq.. More
Despite significant reform over the last 30 years, little real change has resulted to the incidence of sexual violence, conviction rates for sexual offending, or the distressing impact of prosecution experienced by complainants. High penalties for sexual offending, particularly sexual violation, affect decisions by complainants in reporting offe.. More
New Zealand’s public sector has consistently rated well internationally on a variety of measures of comparative government performance. In the 1980s New Zealand achieved a step change in public sector reform when it introduced a distinctive and widely applauded model of public management. Despite attempts at continuing improvement, however.. More
What urgent issues do New Zealanders face today? Affordable healthcare and affordable housing immediately spring to mind. This book reflects on what New Zealand and New Zealanders have lost, and on the future direction of the country and those living in it. Covering topics as wide-ranging as healthcare, finance, trade and industry, land and propert.. More
- a challenge to the history we’ve received
Note: the final index for this title can be downloaded here.
Ngāpuhi Speaks is an independent report about He Wakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (1835) & Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840), published in November, 2012. It summarises and assesses the Ngāpuhi Nui.. More
Running on Empty reviews the incidence of youth suicide (14–25 years) since the 1980s in New Zealand, the cost of youth suicide to society, the incidence of mental health in young New Zealanders and the prescription of antidepressants to combat depression and anxiety in young people.Despite the prescription of antidepressants to combat depression a.. More
For practitioners in social work and human services, questions of human rights, citizenship, social justice and equity are ever-present in their day-to-day work with clients of all ages. As such, social policy plays a significant role in shaping the response to need in any community or population, through the provision of financial, physical or leg.. More
Ngā Āhuatanga Hurihuri o te Tiaki Tamariki: The Changing Fortunes of Childcare 2003-2013 updates the story of the NZ Childcare Association charting, challenging, influencing and negotiating early childhood policy, particularly as it has affected the childcare sector.
The Power and the Peril of Oil is a passionately written account about how oil has given strength and empowered some countries while it has imperiled others. It documents the history, politics, and players in the quest for dominance of the Middle East and its highly prized resource. Oil has been the criteria for choosing allies or enemies for the U.. More