Patriating Our Head of State: A Simpler Path?
in C Morris and others (eds), Reconstituting the Constitution (Springer, 2011) pp 107-120
12 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2020 Last revised: 30 Sep 2020
Date Written: August 1, 2011
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: Suggested Citation