Proportional Representation on Trial: The 1999 New Zealand General Election and the Fate of MMP

Jack Vowles, Peter Aimer, Jeffrey Karp, Susan Banducci, Raymond Miller and Ann Sullivan

Author: Jack Vowles,
Author: Peter Aimer,
Author: Jeffrey Karp,
Author: Susan Banducci,
Author: Raymond Miller
Author: and Ann Sullivan
Format: Ebook only
Pages: 272
Published: December 2002
ISBN: 9781869402655

Available in Ebook

Proportional Representation on Trial examines the 1999 election in New Zealand and its aftermath.

The last electoral contest of the twentieth century resulted in a complete change of government. In 1999 Labour returned to power as the main party in a coalition minority government. Proportional representation in the form of MMP made the difference.

The fourth in a series of election studies, Proportional Representation on Trial traces the evolution of public attitudes to MMP, presents a comprehensive assessment of the effects of proportional representation, and discusses the experiment of the two citizen-initiated referendums.

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Reviews

. . . fourth in a series . . . arguably the best book so far. – Alan McRobie, NZ Books

This book is a psephologist’s delight. – David Verran, Sunday Star-Times