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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Labour's Path to Political Independenceby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    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... 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...