01 July 2021

Stewardship is a concept of increasing importance and centrality to public administration narratives across several countries. It is referenced in the foundational legislation for the public service of New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, and receives significant attention in the UK and US. There are various related, overlapping, and sometimes conflicting definitions of stewardship in public administration literature. New Zealand’s application of stewardship draws from several of these, while also appearing to be influenced by related concepts informed by indigenous Māori culture.

Stewardship streams in New Zealand public administration(PDF, 435 KB)

Authors: Rodney Scott, Eleanor Merton
Format: Conference paper
Date published: 1 July 2021