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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Women's Suffrage in New Zealandby Patricia Grimshaw

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The definitive account of the New Zealand suffrage movement, Women's Suffrage in New Zealand remains the only study of how New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the vote. It tells the fascinating story of the courage and the determination of the early New Zealand feminists led by the remarkable Kate Sheppard, whose ideas... 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...