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dc.contributor.advisorRudd, Christopher
dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Russell
dc.contributor.authorFord, Christopher John
dc.date.available2012-06-26T20:55:44Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.identifier.citationFord, C. J. (2012). High on Aspiration, Low on Implementation: The development and implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy (Thesis, Master of Arts). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2323en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2323
dc.description.abstractIn 2001 the New Zealand Government launched the New Zealand Disability Strategy. This thesis examines the historical background behind the Strategy’s formulation, the rationale for it, and implementation within government. The Strategy’s implementation met numerous obstacles within the state sector during the first ten years of its existence. These obstacles are evaluated at the micro-organisational level within two case studies, namely the Otago and Capital Coast District Health Boards. This thesis found that the Strategy initially met an enthusiastic reception across government and from within the disability sector. However, implementation slowed down significantly within sections of the public sector while it continued apace within others. The reasons for the two-speed nature of Strategy implementation are analysed within the two studies. The lack of progress on the Strategy (as viewed from a disability perspective) comes down to a variety of factors including a lack of funding and a national plan of action for implementation from central government, as well as the impact of managerialist theory and minimal understanding of disability issues on the part of some officials.
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otago
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dc.subjectNew Zealand Disability Strategy
dc.subjectHealth and disability
dc.subjectDisability policy
dc.titleHigh on Aspiration, Low on Implementation: The development and implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2012-06-26T00:30:13Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitics
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.evidence.presentYes
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