Where to now for human rights; survey results from the 2017 election period.

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Kalym Lipsey is interested in the way public attitudes influence how the state responds (or not) to claims and obligations to human rights. Is the electorate in New Zealand keen to have a state that listens and responds or is there a view to contest and dispute such claims? Who are the voters and non-voters that have such views?

New Zealanders shared their views on these questions in three recent surveys. The first ran during the lead-up to the 2017 general election, the second in the weeks following, and the third towards the end of the first '100 days' of the new Government. The findings create lively discussion. We can see perceptions of rights held by the public do influence political narratives. At the same time, we also find that election campaign rhetoric does influence perceptions of rights. We learn a good deal therefore about the narratives that might make a difference. 'We can do this' takes on renewed energy if we learn the ways for a good campaign. Where does this suggest we go to get the best for rights and confidence in the state as a democratic bailiwick?


Thursday 15th March 6.30-8pm, 
Lecture Theatre 4, Owen Glen Building.

March 15th, 2018 6:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
12 Grafton Road
Business School
Owen Glenn Building, University of Auckland
Auckland, AUK
New Zealand

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