Category: New Zealand

New Zealand – A Unique Approach to Rights

Peter Ramage presents part 2 of ‘New Zealand A Social Laboratory of the World’. In part 2 of this series, Peter Ramage argues that although NZ was crowned the most socially progressive country earlier this year, there is an astonishing lack of executive checks and balances in place. The author explores how NZ civil rights and liberties are protected in a very unique and ‘Kiwi’ way, which for many commentators seems puzzling.

New Zealand – A Social Laboratory of the World

Earlier this year New Zealand was crowned the most socially advanced country in the world! And if you ask any Kiwi, they will certainly back the claims that NZ really is the most socially progressive nation – after all they were the first to give women the vote and they are nuclear free! In part 1 of this 2 part series, Peter Ramage takes a look back at NZ’s history as a social innovator, and explores why NZ was identified as leading the world on social ‘advancedness’.