Visiting Fellow presents research on Kiwi Northern Powerhouse

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:23:00 GMT

On 14 March 2016, Dr Andy Asquith, Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University, New Zealand and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS), presented his research on regional governance in New Zealand. The title of the presentation was ‘The Kiwi Northern Powerhouse: Lessons from Auckland, NZ’.

Dr Asquith, who is originally from Yorkshire, has published extensively on local government in New Zealand, in comparative context in a range of international journals. His research interests chime with several members of CRISS, who also engage with topics related to governance, citizenship, and political participation.

The subject matter of the paper was particularly timely, given the ongoing debates about the future governance of England, particularly the Northern region. Dr Asquith’s discussion of the structures put in place in northern New Zealand provided food for thought for those interested in the institutional mechanisms by which the British government’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ concept might be realised.

 CRiSS news - Kiwi Northern Powerhouse - March 2016 - Main

Image: A section of the attendance at the seminar 

(L-R: Brendan Evans; Georgina Blakeley; Andy Mycock; Arianna Giovannini; Andy Asquith; Gavin Hart; Lammy Jones; Ryan Swift)

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