In 1944 Rex Fairburn gave a lecture to the Fabian Society entitled 'THE LAND, OUR LIFE'. We have recently obtained a copy of this lecture and will return to the images and ideas Fairburn depicted then and their relevance to our narratives for today.
Denys Trussell and Christine Rose will set Fairburn's lecture in a modern context.
It is with deep appreciation for our literary heritage, the history of ideas and the stature of ARD Fairburn that we invite you to this event.
- Date: Tuesday 6th May, 7.30pm
- Venue: Lecture Theatre 3
- Owen Glen Building
- University of Auckland.
It will help our planning if you register here.
Parking available under the OGB building.
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The Fabian Society has recently published an ebook entitled Flawed Theory – Failed Practice: Light-handed Regulation in New Zealand.
The book brings together a series of case studies presented to the Fabian Society on the application of light-handed regulation in New Zealand to sectors and issues as diverse as banking, work safety, building and construction, and electricity pricing, as well as an examination of the theoretical issues involved in the regulation.
The general application of the theory is examined in terms of its effects which, in many cases, have been deleterious. This volume is offered as a contribution to the ongoing debate about effective regulation in New Zealand.
The book can be downloaded in PDF, ePub and Mobi formats from our publications section.