Review of the Book: What's the Hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand Legislative Process
This article is a review of Claudia Geiringer, Polly Higbee and Elizabeth McLeay’s book “What’s the Hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand Legislative Process, 1987-2010.” The author provides an overview of the analysis contained in the book and explains his reservations as to the authors’ application of the principles of democratic legitimacy. The article concludes that the authors took great care explaining how urgency takes on various forms and consequently has differing constitutional effects, and that their recommendations are sensible and are grounded in thorough research.
Publisher: The Otago Law Review Trust Board
Keywords: Public law; Legislative process; New Zealand; Democracy; Constitutional law
Research Type: Journal Article