Author Archives: Jennifer Lees-Marshment

About Jennifer Lees-Marshment

I am an Associate Professor in political science at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. Author/editor of 14 books, I am a world expert in political marketing with additional research interests in public input, leadership, and governance. My most recent work The Ministry of Public Input (Palgrave 2015) won the IAP2 Australasia Research Award. I was academic advisor to TVNZ’s Vote Compass in the 2014 New Zealand election and Chair of the Magna Carta 800 committee for NZ in 2015. See for further details or email

Magna Carta 800 NZ

font 2 pauaCelebrating the past; Reflecting on the present; Imagining the future.

In 2015 New Zealand commemorated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta through a diverse range of events and initiatives. A free online e-book featuring key speeches made is available here  ‘Magna Carta NZ: Power, People, Politics and Progress’ and an overview of the whole year is provided in our final report. You can find more detail about the 2015 events on the pages of this website. Videos and transcripts from the University of Auckland Magna Carta Lecture Series are available from the webpages below.

For links to all events click here. For any other queries please get in touch with the chair of the Magna Carta 800 Committee for New Zealand Dr Jennifer Lees-Marshment (email

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