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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Towards Consensus?by Peter Aimer

    Auckland University Press 1995; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Off the Main Linesby Don L. Hofsommer

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 45.99

    In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines... more...

  • Democracy and Public Administration in Pakistanby Amna Imam; Eazaz A. Dar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95

    This book explores the role of the grass roots public administrative institution of DC & DM in historical context for Pakistan, and its viability for a meaningful democracy and stability of the country. The authors contend that Pakistan?s democracy to-date lacks firm foundation, as evidenced by the country?s disintegration in 1971, violence and... more...

  • One of Usby Damien Kingsbury

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    One of Us: An Australian Head of State is a timely contribution to the republican debate by leading academics and essayists from Tim Soutphommasane and Greg Barns to John Warhurst, edited by Damien Kingsbury .Shouldn’t Australia have an Australian head of state? After all, we are a sovereign nation with a distinct identity, outlook and set of... more...

  • Why Labor Should Savour Its Greens: rebuilding a fractured allianceby Brad Orgill

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 18.99

    Australia is suffering from a crisis of confidence. Globalisation, deregulation, and privatisation have delivered economic growth and enhanced consumption for the past twenty years, but the effects of the 2007?08 financial crisis, rising inequality, job insecurity, and increased corporate power over voters and employees are all eroding our sense of... more...

  • Rudd's Wayby Nicholas Stuart

    Scribe Publications 2010; US$ 26.99

    Based on an extensive series of detailed and off-the-record interviews, Nicholas Stuart ? Kevin Rudd?s biographer and the author of an acclaimed study into the 2007 election ? provides a critical examination of Labor in office and of the key events and crucial moments leading to Rudd?s downfall. Rudd?s Way presents the first in-depth analysis of the... more...