Patriating Our Head of State: A Simpler Path?

in C Morris and others (eds), Reconstituting the Constitution (Springer, 2011) pp 107-120

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 60/2020

12 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2020 Last revised: 30 Sep 2020

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Dean R. Knight

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 1, 2011

Abstract

This chapter argues for an minimalist approach to republican reform in New Zealand. This form of soft republication is based on promoting the Governor-General from de facto Head of State to real Head of State, with them retaining the same powers, same functions, same and responsibilities (along with the substitution of a new collective entity to represent the state, government and people of New Zealand for the present Crown).

Keywords: New Zealand, constitution, republic, monarchy, Head of State

JEL Classification: K00, K1, K30

Suggested Citation

Knight, Dean R., Patriating Our Head of State: A Simpler Path? (August 1, 2011). in C Morris and others (eds), Reconstituting the Constitution (Springer, 2011) pp 107-120, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 60/2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3066317

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