Political Ideology In The New Zealand Society

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As a New Zealand Society in today’s world we are always trying to compete with one another from different perspectives such as business the world, politics and restructuring of the world. Due to this, there are different political parties or groups that have been formed to fit that personality. The political ideology has played a large part in the New Zealand legislation to pass Act in the parliament. The political ideologies are someone’s viewpoint on the world; their beliefs with regards to how the country should run, nature of humans and the country’s economic policy. Overall the essay will include defining ideology, the period between 1984 – 2015 and political changes, how the political groups influence the formation of legislation and …show more content…
It held the belief on how societies are imperfect and faulty by nature? According to Heywood, he defines conservatism as a human is being emotionally and mentally weak. Therefore, they need support. In other word, humans are “dependent creatures” (Heywood, 2011). As in nature, people believe that conservatism is natural where society is to be unequal. Conservatives used their principles on specific beliefs such as Tradition, Pragmatism, Hierarchy, Authority and Property. To elaborate more about conservatives, they are more suspicious of changes in the political system. We can call it as a “paternalistic conservatism” (Heywood, 2011). It means they want the things to be happening in a traditional way. They will only use change if it is necessary and is subtle and it will happen slowly and carefully. In New Zealand it would be National Party pre 1990s, especially in the 1984 period, the Policies and Mandates were based on Conservative ideology. Since, 1984 National Party changed their ideology from Conservative to …show more content…
The new act removed to encourage collective agreements, secondary bargaining power, to abolish compulsory arbitration and to disappear the historical perception between public and private sector employment relationship (Rasmussen, 2009). The government created legal decision making body like the Labour Court to hear personal complaints and dispute between employee, unions and employer in 1987 to 1991. The Industrial Relation Act was replaced with voluntary arbitration means that unions and employers able to settle issues with minimum involvement of the court or third parties (Deeks, 1990). The new act required “registered unions have a minimum of 1000 members to process arbitrary award system”. Overall the new ideology and labour law is being led by Prime Minister David Lange for four years only. During that period the act was amended over the period 1987 to 1990. The government has also tried to reform employment relation by enterprise and industry bargaining, in order to protect the national award system and freeing labour market. This period the Labour Government showed a slight Socialist and Neo--Liberal ideology means to show the power of the state try to achieve a fair and more equal society in terms of mixed economy between government and private enterprises. At the same time more of a neo¬liberal policy and

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