Are Kiwis taking their civics for granted? American columnist H.L. Mencken once quipped that democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. Read more
Government & Politics
Government is present in most aspects of our lives. It taxes and spends more than a third of our economic output. It employs hundreds of thousands of people. It regulates the way New Zealanders can work, travel, do business, and interact with one another.
Our research focuses on the how the will of Parliament interacts with society, whether legislation is fit for purpose, and whether certain policy settings can be improved.