The Strong New Zealand Democratic Tradition and the 'Great Public Meeting' of 1850 in Nelson
New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, Forthcoming
23 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2013 Last revised: 22 Feb 2015
Date Written: August 29, 2013
This paper delves into Nelson political developments in the nineteenth century, particularly at the time of Provincial Government. It examines how the robust nature of New Zealand's commitment to democracy was a tradition that developed early, and analyses the political views and philosophies of emerging democratic theory articulated at the 1850 Nelson meeting.
This paper was presented at the New Zealand Centre for Public Law conference 'Unearthing New Zealand’s Constitutional Traditions' in August 2013.
Keywords: New Zealand, constitutional traditions, Nelson, New Zealand political developments, Provincial Government
JEL Classification: K39
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