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  • Coates of the Kaiparaby Fay Hercock

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878?1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister in the early 1920s and seemed full of promise when he became Prime Minister in 1925 on the death of W.F. Massey. Ten years later, after serving... more...

  • The State in New Zealand, 1840-198by Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...

  • The Mother of All Departmentsby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 1997; US$ 31.99

    Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial Secretary's Office in 1840, providing an overview of the development and expansion of government in New Zealand. 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...

  • Voters' Vengeanceby Peter Aimer; Jack Vowles

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    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 behavior. The authors discuss the increasing volatility of New Zealand politics,... more...

  • Voters' Vetoby Jack Vowles; Peter Aimer

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Tracking New Zealand's transition from the first-past-the-postelectoral system, as used in Britain, to the mixed-member-proportional system, as used in Germany, this analysis examines New Zealand's pivotal 2002 election through a campaign study, a postelection study, and a midelection panel. Based on surveys of more than 5,000 voters and information... more...

  • Voters' Victoryby Jack Vowles

    Auckland University Press 1998; US$ 31.99

    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 of over 2000 electors,... more...

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

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand?s 1999 election. As a result of the second election under the Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP) system, New Zealand elected a change in government, a minority center-left coalition of the Labor... more...