Rolling Back the State

Rolling Back the State

Privatisation of Power in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Rolling Back the State is currently out of print.

1984 saw the dawning of the free market over Aotearoa/New Zealand. It brought with it the privatisation of power, and the centralisation of the residual state. The entire political, economic and social structure was turned on its head.

Many Pākehā believed they were losing control of their destiny. For Māori this had been an unacceptable reality for over 150 years. By 1993 Aotearoa/New Zealand had become a nation in crisis.

Jane Kelsey challenges all New Zealanders to come to grips with the new country we live in and work towards regaining control of our lives and the future for our children.

Table of contents


Part One – Rolling Back the State
Part Two – Democracy in Crisis
Part Three – The Courts' Dilemma
Part Four – The Treaty Contradiction
Part Five – The State of the Future

Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2018
Pages: 391
ISBN: 9780908912421
ISTC: A0220120000212C8
DOI: 10.7810/9780908912421