Author(s): Geoffrey W.R. Palmer
Bridled Power, and its predecessor Unbridled Power, have provided a guide to New Zealand's constitutional system for more than 20 years. This new edition is updated to reflect New Zealand's experience of the MMP system of proportional representation and includes:
4. Part One - Government Chap 1: The Changing System of New Zealand Government Chap 2: Elections and Forming a Government Part Two - Executive Government Chap 3: The Monarchy: Will New Zealand Become a Republic? Chap 4: The Prime Minister, Cabinet and Ministerial Responsibility Chap 5: The Public Service and Crown Entities Chap 6: Public Finance Part Three - Parliament Chap 7: MPs and Other Parliamentary Inhabitants Chap 8: What Happens in Parliament Chap 9: Legislation Chap 10: Regulations and Red Tape Part Four - Restraints on Government Chap 11: Public Opinion and Information Chap 12: Local Government Chap 13: Avenues for Complaint Chap 14: The Courts Chap 15: The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act Chap 16: The Treaty of Waitangi Chap 17: International Law Part Five - Future Government Chap 18: Where Next?