25 March 2010

The making of the Super City


This essay charts the progress of local government in Auckland, from shabby colonial settlement to Super City, with the 'Greater Auckland movement' somewhere in between. It shows the significance of local politics and policy to everyday life, and ponders the question of whether Aucklanders will be better off for being denizens of the new Super City.

A draft is available on request. The essay is to become part of a volume of essays, called A Super City? Views of Auckland being edited by Jack Ross and me, for the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Massey University Albany.

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