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Becoming national: Contextualising the construction of the New Zealand nation-state.

@inproceedings{Yong2008BecomingNC,
  title={Becoming national: Contextualising the construction of the New Zealand nation-state.},
  author={Benjamin Yong},
  year={2008}
}
Much legal literature on constitutional change in New Zealand presumes that the NZ state has been transformed from a dependent British colony into an independent, liberal nation-state. However, this nationalist narrative is a recent development, and is only one of three narratives of constitutional change, the other two being a 'Britannic' (or pan-British) narrative and a Maori narrative. All three suggest and justify a particular form of the NZ state. All three give an incomplete picture of NZ… Expand
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