In proportion

Analysing New Zealand’s constitutional system


  • Luke Feast Auckland University of Technology



Avoiding the worst impacts of global warming is a matter of systemic change and political will. An easily adaptable political system would be resilient to the effects of climate change, since a government could maintain effective control by implementing incremental changes. However, except for the United Kingdom (UK), Israel and New Zealand, all other states have rigid codified constitutions. Drawing on cybernetics and variety engineering, the study of New Zealand’s constitutional system presented in this article suggests that a rigid codified constitution has merits for addressing long-term problems, such as climate change and sustainable development.

Cover image photo: Christoph Strässler




Hvordan referere

Feast, L. (2020). In proportion: Analysing New Zealand’s constitutional system. FormAkademisk , 13(2).

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