Voters Vengeance

Author: Jack Vowles
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1869407121
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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 politi, the shifts in party commitment, reactions to Rogernomi and other Labour policies, the growth of third-party support, and leadership issues such as the environment, defence and the role of women. Tables, graphs and figures are an essential aspect of the study and they are carefully and clearly presented to show the changing character of New Zealand political opinion.

Towards Consensus

Author: Jack Vowles
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1869407164
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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.

New Zealand Under MMP

Author: Jonathan Boston
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869401382
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In a controversial move recently, New Zealanders voted to introduce a new electoral system known as mixed member proportional (MMP). In 1996 the first election will be held under this system. Supporters of MMP claim that it will reduce the power of the cabinet, enhance the role and influence of Parliament, increase public consultation, more accurately represent the people's political preferences, and end the old adversarial style of politics. Critics, however, fear that it will create political uncertainty, governmental instability, policy paralysis and economic stagnation. New Zealand Under MMP assesses the long-term impact of these changes on New Zealand's political system. The authors consider how the party system could evolve, how governments will be formed, and what differences can be expected in the roles of cabinet and Parliament. Attention is also given to the implications of MMP for key groups of voters, as well as the consequences for the public service, pressure groups, and policymaking.

Voters Veto

Author: Jack Vowles
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1869407148
Format: PDF
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The 2002 election, called unexpectedly early, was both a landmark and a puzzle. Voters' Veto is an authoritative account, the fifth in a series of election studies which began in 1993, and is based on surveys of over 5000 voters, including Maori political opinion, and data from election candidates. Voters' Veto studies the campaign, the candidates, the media, the issues, the leaders, the electoral system and the social background. Central questions are why Labour did not do as well as expected, why National fell to the lowest level ever polled by a centre-right party, why New Zealand First recovered, and why United Future became such a pivotal player. The book explores the political importance of Maori and the continuing implications of MMP. Voters' Veto continues a unique, immensely valuable ongoing picture of voters' behaviour over more than a decade of change and drama.

His Way a Biography of Robert Muldoon

Author: Barry Gustafson
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 186940517X
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His Way is the only authorised biography of New Zealand prime minister Robert Muldoon - one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. His Way was based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends, and family, and wide access to the prime minister's official and private papers and diaries. Leading political biographer Barry Gustafson shows Muldoon is shown as a champion of the ordinary people whose vision over time became anachronistic and inflexible.

The Fourth Labour Government

Author: Jonathan Boston
Publisher: Auckland ; New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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In less than three years, the Labour Government of New Zealand has transformed the management of the economy and radically changed areas of public policy such as taxation, wage fixing, industry assistance, and trade. Critically assessing some of Labour's key initiatives, twelve specialists here contribute essays from the diverse fields of economics, political science, public administration, sociology, and law.

Electoral Behaviour in New Zealand

Author: Martin Holland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This is the first book to define the current status of electoral studies in New Zealand. It canvasses various approaches that have been used to explain voting, illustrating the theoretical complexities involved. While studies of electoral behaviour have been a predominant concern since the early 1960s, much of the early research was descriptive rather than quantitative. Recent research--which is covered here--has turned its attention to the individual motivations behind voting, and the contributors to the volume are New Zealand's leading quantitative analysts.

Australia and New Zealand

Author: Hugh Vincent Emy
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781855219083
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Australia and New Zealand are two societies in the throes of change whose political systems are undergoing metamorphosis. The articles in this volume have a contemporary focus, illustrating ways in which both countries have changed or are changing, and the implications for research and analysis.

The Cabinet and Political Power in New Zealand

Author: Elizabeth M. McLeay
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Despite its obviously central importance, the New Zealand cabinet has failed to attract the attention it deserves. This book studies the nature of cabinet power in the light of New Zealand's constitutional arrangements, the party system, the post-1984 restructuring of the public and state sectors, economic change, relationships between groups and ministers, and the changes to be expected after the introduction of proportional representation. It examines the ways in which the dramatic changes undergone by New Zealand in the last decade have affected the nature of cabinet itself. The book is based on original research over many years including in-depth interviews with ministers in the early 1970s and again in the 1990s.