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  • 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...

  • The Mother of all Departmentsby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Sir Joseph Heenan, the most illustrious of all its secretaries, called the Department of Internal Affairs 'the mother of all departments'. A rather more earthy Australian friend of his called it the 'guts department'. In a sense, both were right. Written with liveliness and colour, illustrated with photographs, anecdotes and rich detail, The Mother... more...

  • Voters' Vengeanceby Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The 1990 election in New Zealand produced the biggest landslide in 50 years, and Voters? Vengeance uses comprehensive survey research to explore why New Zealand voters reacted in this way. The answers to over 2000 questionnaires allow the sophisticated analysis of voter behaviour. The authors discuss the increasing volatility of New Zealand politics,... more...

  • Voters' Victory?by Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer; Susan Banducci; Jeffrey Karp

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Voters? Victory completes a triad of studies charting New Zealand?s shift to a new MMP electoral system. This volume is the story of the first MMP election in 1996 and asks the question: is MMP beginning to deliver what its advocates hoped? The research for the text used two different multi-stage panels and featured a post-election postal survey... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...