Dr Bryce Edwards
Bryce’s main research areas are political parties, elections and Parliament, and he has an enthusiasm for public engagement, debate, and critical thinking.
He writes regularly for the New Zealand Herald on contemporary issues in politics, and appears in a variety of other media. Bryce has an enthusiasm for public engagement, debate, and critical thinking, and is also a director of Transparency International New Zealand.
Research and commentary
Formerly of the University of Otago Politics Department, Bryce is now a Wellington-based political commentator and analyst. He is the director of Critical Politics (criticalpolitics.nz) a project focused on researching, analysing, and communicating New Zealand politics and society, all from a critical point of view.
His current research focuses on political power (for a book Who Runs New Zealand? An Anatomy of Power) and democracy (especially on problems and possibilities in New Zealand’s political system). His PhD was titled Political Parties in New Zealand: A Study of Ideological and Organisational Transformation, and he has published extensively on issues of New Zealand electoral politics.