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  • Labour's Path to Political Independenceby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Labour's Path to Political Independence remains the best introduction to the origins of one of New Zealand's two major political parties. Not only does it trace the birth of the Labour Party, but it sheds light on the political, economic and social history of New Zealand during the years 190019. Gustafson demonstrates that political parties are not... more...

  • Proportional Representation on Trialby Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer; Susan Banducci; Jeffrey Karp; Raymond Miller

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Proportional Representation on Trial examines the 1999 election in New Zealand and its aftermath. The last electoral contest of the twentieth century resulted in a complete change of government. In 1999 Labour returned to power as the main party in a coalition minority government. Proportional representation in the form of MMP made the difference.... more...

  • Women's Suffrage in New Zealandby Patricia Grimshaw

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    The definitive account of the New Zealand suffrage movement, Women's Suffrage in New Zealand remains the only study of how New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the vote. It tells the fascinating story of the courage and the determination of the early New Zealand feminists led by the remarkable Kate Sheppard, whose ideas... more...

  • Politics in New Zealandby Richard Mulgan; Peter Aimer

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Politics in New Zealand is an excellent introduction to the study of New Zealand politics, by a well-known and respected political scientist, that has been reprinted and revised repeatedly since 1994. This updated edition was designed to incorporate the major changes that have occurred to the New Zealand political system between 1997 and 2003, including... more...

  • Voters' Vetoby Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer; Raymond Miller; Susan Banducci; Jeffrey Karp

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The 2002 election, called unexpectedly early, was both a landmark and a puzzle. Voters? Veto is an authoritative account, the fifth in a series of election studies which began in 1993, and is based on surveys of over 5000 voters, including Maori political opinion, and data from election candidates. Voters? Veto studies the campaign, the candidates,... more...

  • Towards Consensus?by Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer; Helena Catt; Jim Lamare; Raymond Miller

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Based on a nationwide survey of voters, this is a study of the historic 1993 New Zealand general election and referendum. It seeks to explain why New Zealanders made the choices they did an extremely narrow majority for the National Party and a decision to shift to MMP representation. more...

  • Left Turnby Antony Loewenstein; Jeff Sparrow

    Melbourne University Press 2012; Not Available

    The 2008 financial crisis opened the door for a bold, progressive social movement. But despite widespread revulsion at economic inequity and political opportunism, after the crash very little has changed. Has the Left failed? What agenda should progressives pursue? And what alternatives do they dare to imagine? Left Turn is aimed at the many... more...

  • The Fog On The Hillby Frank Sartor

    Melbourne University Press 2011; Not Available

    The crisis in New South Wales Labor is so deep and has such significant ramifications that we need a massive dose of unadulterated, no-holds-barred honesty. The man who can deliver this honesty is Frank Sartor. An independent outsider who became a Labor minister in 2003, Sartor impressed and irritated insiders and the commentariat... more...

  • Electoral Democracyby Joo-Cheong Tham; Brian Costar; Graeme Orr

    Melbourne University Press 2011; Not Available

    A healthy democracy relies on a healthy electoral system. Are the ways we run elections and political parties adapting to contemporary challenges and learning from international experience? Drawing together leading political scientists and legal scholars, this collection examines pressing debates about the regulation of political finance, parties... more...

  • Vying for Allah's Voteby Haroon K. Ullah

    Georgetown University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    What is driving political extremism in Pakistan? In early 2011, the prominent Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer was assassinated by a member of his own security team for insulting Islam by expressing views in support of the rights of women and religious minorities. Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister, was killed by gunfire and explosive devices... more...