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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Issue 8. April 1976]

Pol Studies Conference

Pol Studies Conference

The New Zealand Political Studies Association is holding its first National Conference in May 14-16, at Weir House and Victoria University.

In case you've never heard of it before, the NZPSA was established last year to stimulate study and research into social and political questions (esp. those of interest to New Zealand), and to provide a forum for the discussion of these questions by all concerned.

Membership of the NZPSA is now nearly 200, with members drawn from various fields (political science, public administration, sociology, law, economics, education), as well as politicians and political journalists.

Members will have their first opportunity to debate issues of concern at the Conference, at which anyone interested may participate. Conference includes 20 workshops and panel discussions, as a range of topics:
  • Teaching & Studying Politics in NZ
  • Marxian Political Theory
  • Political Economy of NZ: A Class Analysis
  • Political Reform
  • Political Journalism
  • Women & Politics in N.Z.
  • Politics, and the Arts
  • Administration in the Policy Process
  • Psychology, Political Leadership and Government Decision-making
  • NZ Foreign Policy
  • Democracy and Development in Asia
  • Prospects for Peace in the Middle East
  • Relevance of World Govt, & Future of the UN.

Several workshops and discussion may be held at any one time, and participants can choose between them, according to their interests. Copies of all conference papers will be supplied at registration, so that everyone is prepared for the panels they choose to attend.

All interested students are invited to attend the conference. The registration fee is:
$8 student members (note reduced rate!)
$9 student non-members
$10 members

This fee includes - admission to all panel discussions.

  • copies of all conference papers
  • morning and afternoon teas
  • wine and cheese
  • two cocktail evenings

Buffet dinners, with guest speakers, will be held on Friday & Saturday nights.

For further information about either membership at the NZPSA, or attendance at the Conference, contact either:

Ray Goldstein

(Conference Coordinator, NZPSA), Political Science Dept, VUW, Ph 721-000 ext 469 or 490 or

Barbara McElwee

(Student Co-ordinator, NZPSA). Ph 757-760
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