This page contains links to the Republican Movement's book reviews. If you are interested in republicanism, then read our reviews of the best books, reports, articles and policy papers on the issue from New Zealand and the world. If you find any other useful books or reports during your travels, then contact us and we will consider adding it to the list.
Maori and Parliament is a collection of papers by Maori leaders, scholars and MPs on the issues facing Maori and their representation in New Zealand's House of Representatives. It also covers many other constitutional issues facing New Zealand.
This is a very informative book on republicanism in New Zealand, but it can be uneven. The book is also very academic, and not very accessible to readers.
Building the Constitution was a conference organised by the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington. 7 - 8 April 2000.
The report of the Republic Advisory Committee - Two Volumes. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.
This book, by the former Australian Republican Movement Chairperson, goes over the history of republicanism in Australia but mainly focuses on what needs to be done to create a republic.
Britain does not seem the natural home for republicanism but Freedland puts a strong case to bring home the American revolution and create a new political system in Britain.
Republicanism is not a creature of the last ten years, but it has a long history of people who believed in democracy.
The Australian republic debate provides New Zealanders with a rich resource of polls, ideas and experiences. Fighting for the Republic documents the 1999 republic referendum campaign, and is a useful insight for New Zealand republicans.
The Governors is an excellent book on the little known office of Governor and Governor-General in New Zealand.
In his 2006 book King and Country - Monarchy and the future King Charles III, Robert Blackburn takes a pragmatic pro-monarchy stance. Blackburn reveals the difficult legal route for Prince Charles' second marriage, the powers of a future King, the attitude of Prince Charles to the title "Defender of the Faith" and the future of the succession law and the possibility of Prince William succeeding the Queen. Significantly, Blackburn also looks at the issue of republicanism in Great Britain.