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I am the Director BA (External Connections), in which capacity I promote the many merits of Massey's BA to external audiences. I'm also a Professor of Politics. I convene and teach Turangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand, one of the core first year papers in the BA. I also teach undergraduate courses in New Zealand politics, and a postgraduate paper comparing governing in presidential and parliamentary systems. My research interests are in cabinet government systems, and specifically in the roles of political advisers in government ministers' offices.
I am a Professor of Politics and the Director BA (External Connections)
My research interests have to do with the nature of Cabinet government, public sector reform and new public management. I am also interested in governance theory, and in the core executive studies and public value literatures.
I have a particular interest in the roles and influence of ministers' political advisers (both nationally and internationally). Work which I have done in this area - often with Victoria University's Chris Eichbaum - has been published in leading journals such as Governance, Public Administration, Parliamentary Affairs and Public Management Review.
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Citizenship (160602): New Zealand Government and Politics (160608): Policy and Administration (160500): Political Science (160600): Public Administration (160509): Public Policy (160510): Studies In Human Society (160000)
I have expertise in governance, core executive studies, cabinet government systems, MMP and public sector reform
Project Title: Strightening the spin: the roles of ministerial advisors
Date Range: 2007 - 2008
Funding Body: Massey University