Democracy in New Zealand

Raymond Miller

Author: Raymond Miller
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Pages: 240
Published: May 2015
Specs: 21.4cm x 14.0cm
ISBN: 9781869408350

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An up-to-date and concise introduction to New Zealand politics and how it works.

New Zealand is one of the world's oldest democracies for men and women, Maori and Pakeha, with one of the highest political participation rates. But - from MMP to leadership primaries, spin doctors to 'dirty politics' - the country's political system is undergoing rapid change. Democracy in New Zealand provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to New Zealand politics and how it works. Examining the constitution and the political system, cabinet and parliament, political parties, leadership and elections, Raymond Miller draws on data and analysis (including from the 2014 election) to tackle critical questions: Who runs New Zealand? Does political apathy threaten democracy? Will new parties have an ongoing impact? Do we now have a presidential democracy? Democracy in New Zealand is an ideal university text.


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Democracy in New Zealand is a small gem of a book. In an era of fractured political analysis, Raymond Miller's discussion of the practice of New Zealand democracy offers a coherent narrative, a sustained argument and thoughtful insight into the evolution of the institutions of New Zealand's small democracy. Five features make this book stand out as a useful edition to the personal libraries of undergraduates, public administrators and professional politicians alike. - Bronwyn Hayward, New Zealand International Review