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Implementing a progressive agenda in a small country after 15 years of neo-liberalism: New Zealand's experience

LSE Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 21 February 2002
Time: 2.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand
Chair: Professor Anthony Giddens

"New Zealand from 1984 to the late 1990s underwent the most far-reaching & most sustained free market reforms of any capitalist society since the Second World War. Mrs Thatcher's government was timid in comparison. Discontent rose to the point where a clearly social democratic coalition was elected in 1999, headed by Helen Clark, formerly a university lecturer in Political Science. Helen Clark will give an account of how her government is implementing progressive policies in the face of an initially very hostile business community." (Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy, LSE)

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