Institute for Governance and Policy Studies


CLICK HERE to read what Mr Iain Rennie (State Services Commissioner) has to say about State Sector Reform.This report is taken from Mr Rennie's recent talk with the IGPS in June.

CLICK HERE to read the 2014 Frank Homes Memorial Lecture by Julia Black.

CLICK HERE to read the full summary of the IGPS Symposium on Inequality: Causes and Consequences.

The IGPS Team

The Institute has a team of highly qualified Senior Research Associates, hand picked for their experitise and research capability. In addition, it also draws upon the acaedmic talent within the School of Government, the wider university and the many talented speakers it hosts to encourage debate on policy issues. More »

Ongoing Research

The IGPS conducts research across a wide range of topics in the broad areas of decision making, governance and management and public policy research. Ease of access ensures knowledge is shared and healthy debate encouraged.
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Policy Quarterly

Policy Quarterly is the journal of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies. Published four times each year, it is targeted at readers in the public sector, including politicians and their staff. With compliments, it is available either online or as a hardcopy print magazine.
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Search IGPS Publications

The Institute offers a wide range of niche and speciality publications on policy issues specific to New Zealand and the Pacific that can only be ordered via our bookstore. Notable topics include governance and the role of the state .
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Public lectures

With 2014 being the 'Year of Applied Learning in New Zealand', the Institute is focused on offering practical and insightful speakers willing to share their research and offer workshops to aspiring policy makers keen to learn, adapt and challenge the status quo.
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Current Publications




Managing Guerilla Government - The Ethics of Dissent

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Venue: Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Rutherford House, RHLT2

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August 11

Collaborative Governance in New Zealand - Important Choices Ahead

Date: Monday 11 August 2014
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Nau Mai Room at Te Puni Kokiri, 143 Lambton Quay

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