Patriating Our Head of State: A Simpler Path?

@inproceedings{Knight2011PatriatingOH,
  title={Patriating Our Head of State: A Simpler Path?},
  author={Dean Knight},
  year={2011}
}
This paper looks at the monarchy–republic issue in the New Zealand context. It explores the legal and constitutional issues arising from cutting the ties with the British monarchy and replacing the Sovereign with a local “Kiwi” Head of State. The paper explores the issues – why? who? what? when? how? – from the perspective of soft republicanism. This model of minimal change focuses solely on promoting the Governor-General from de facto Head of State to real Head of State, avoiding other… 
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