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Proportional representation on trial / Jack Vowles ...[and others].

Contributor(s): Vowles, Jack, 1950- | Aimer, Peter | Karp, Jeffrey.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2002Description: xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869402650.Subject(s): New Zealand. Parliament -- Elections, 1999 | Elections -- New Zealand | Political campaigns -- New Zealand | Proportional representation -- New Zealand | Coalition governments -- New Zealand | New Zealand -- Politics and government -- 1996-
Contents:
Part I: The 1999 election. New Zealand politics in the 1990s / Peter Aimer and Raymond Miller -- Did the campaign matter? / Jack Vowles -- Elections, citizens and the media / Susan Banducci and Jack Vowles -- Gender and leadership / Susan Banducci -- Coming home? : Maori voting in 1999 / Ann Sullivan and Dimitri Margaritis -- What happened at the 1999 election? / Jack Vowles -- Part II: The impact of electoral system change. The puzzle of turnout / Jack Vowles -- Coalition government : the Labour-Alliance pact / Raymond Miller -- Members of Parliament and representation / Jeffrey Karp -- Direct democracy on trial : the citizens-initiated referendums / Jeffrey Karp and Peter Aimer -- Part III: Evaluating MMP. Public opinion, public knowledge and the elctoral system / Jack Vowles [et al.] -- Reviewing MMP / Jack Vowles [et al.] -- Appendixes. The New Zealand election study -- Questionnaires -- Statistical methods and supplementary tables -- Section 264 of the Electoral Act 1993 -- Summary of NZES recommendations for the MMP Review, July 2000.
Appendixes: The New Zealand election study -- Questionnaires -- Statistical methods and supplementary tables -- Section 264 of the Electoral Act 1993 -- Summary of NZES recommendations for the MMP Review, July 2000.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 and Alliance parties. As an independent survey that objectively studies the country's political environment, this book adds to the local debate regarding the MMP electoral system, which will continue as New Zealand looks ahead to the upcoming 2002 election.

"[This book] arises out of the New Zealand Election Study (NZES) programme"--Pref.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index.

Part I: The 1999 election. New Zealand politics in the 1990s / Peter Aimer and Raymond Miller -- Did the campaign matter? / Jack Vowles -- Elections, citizens and the media / Susan Banducci and Jack Vowles -- Gender and leadership / Susan Banducci -- Coming home? : Maori voting in 1999 / Ann Sullivan and Dimitri Margaritis -- What happened at the 1999 election? / Jack Vowles -- Part II: The impact of electoral system change. The puzzle of turnout / Jack Vowles -- Coalition government : the Labour-Alliance pact / Raymond Miller -- Members of Parliament and representation / Jeffrey Karp -- Direct democracy on trial : the citizens-initiated referendums / Jeffrey Karp and Peter Aimer -- Part III: Evaluating MMP. Public opinion, public knowledge and the elctoral system / Jack Vowles [et al.] -- Reviewing MMP / Jack Vowles [et al.] -- Appendixes. The New Zealand election study -- Questionnaires -- Statistical methods and supplementary tables -- Section 264 of the Electoral Act 1993 -- Summary of NZES recommendations for the MMP Review, July 2000.

Appendixes: The New Zealand election study -- Questionnaires -- Statistical methods and supplementary tables -- Section 264 of the Electoral Act 1993 -- Summary of NZES recommendations for the MMP Review, July 2000.

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