I am interested in the rhetoric and idealogy of New Zealand’s political parties and especially debates in New Zealand’s parliament. I have conducted research on how NZ’s political parties use economic rhetoric in parliament and studied aspects of environmental discourse.

My chapter on NZ’s political parties for the 7th edition of OUP’s “New Zealand Government and Politics” covers the evolution of NZ’s party system and classifies and compares NZ’s parties.

Here is the citation:

Ford, G. (2021). Political Parties. In J. Hayward, L. Greaves & C. Timperley (Ed.), New Zealand government and politics (7th ed., pp. 205-216). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.