Author(s): W. J. Curruthers
The origins, development, and functions of systems of government, of voting, and of democracy at local and national levels is an Essential Learning area in the Social Sciences curriculum. Our Government addresses
Introduction -- 1 What is Government? -- 2 Where did our ideas on Government come from? -- 3 Was there a system of Government before Europeans came? -- 4 What important events helped develop our system of Government? -- 5 How to form a Coalition Government -- 6 What is the difference between national and local Government? -- 7 Where is New Zealand's Parliament located? -- 8 How do you go about voting? -- 9 How would I go about becoming an MP? -- 10 How are ideas made into laws? -- 11 From where does Government get money and how does Government spending impact on me? -- 12 How does our type of Government affect our lives? -- 13 How do Government decisions affect our lives? -- 14 What other systems of Government exist? -- 15 How did the Nazi Party rise to power in Germany? -- 16 How did the Nazi Party control German society? -- 17 What happened if you opposed Nazi ideas? -- 18 Could there be a dictatorship in New Zealand? -- Glossary of Political Terms.