New Zealand, along with most modern democracies, has a system of multi-level government, with central government having responsibility for matters of national significance and local government matters of local or regional significance. And, like similar democracies, the allocation question – that is, how responsibilities are distributed across orders of government – is a constant matter of debate.

The latest Policy Quarterly, published by Victoria University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies examines the case for Decentralisation.

Inspiring Communities’ Megan Courtney contributed to this journal article – here’s is her contribution.

You can read the full journal here

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