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  • 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 1900–19. 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...

  • Beyond Left and Rightby Anthony Giddens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 31.50

    How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter... 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...

  • Gavel to Gavelby Kevin Rozilli

    UNSW Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    The book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the corridors of parliament as seen through the eyes of a practitioner of thirty years’ experience in the ‘bear pit’ on Macquarie Street. The author’s seven years as one of its most highly regarded Speakers provides the background for this detailed and informative study... more...

  • 90 Not Outby Paul Davey

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Focusing on the National Party, this history shares the extraordinary story of a political organization—large in grassroots members, yet small in parliamentary terms—that has made an enormous and largely unrecognized contribution to Australia?s social and economic development. A colorful and interesting read, this comprehensive study highlights the... more...