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dc.contributor.authorGeddis, Andrew
dc.date.available2019-01-30T19:57:19Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.identifier.citationGeddis, A. (2017). From people's revolution to partisan reform: Recent electoral change in New Zealand. Election Law Journal, 16(2), 222-229. doi: 10.1089/elj.2016.0411/.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8815
dc.description.abstractFor a comparatively small and geographically peripheral nation, New Zealand enjoyed a moment of psephological prominence some 20 years ago when it abandoned its long-used single member plurality (SMP) voting system for a new mixed-member proportional (MMP) electoral process. This national decision to swap the blunt simplicity of single party majority government in favor of the vagaries of proportional representation and coalition rule was particularly notable in light of New Zealand’s status as a long-established, comparatively peaceful democracy that still adheres staunchly to a traditional Westminster form of government. The various reasons for taking this fundamental step, as well as the process used to do so, have been well picked over, and I do not propose adding substantially to the already existing literature on the subject. Rather, I take up the story since New Zealand’s ‘‘big bang’’ move to MMP and outline a number of electoral law developments (and, just as importantly, refusals to change) that have taken place in that time. It is thus some- thing of an updating of New Zealand’s experience with electoral law reform over the last two decades, paying particular attention to the process that has been used to effect that reform.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert Incen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofElection Law Journalen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectMixed-Member Proportionalen_NZ
dc.subjectMMPen_NZ
dc.subjectVotingen_NZ
dc.subjectElection Lawen_NZ
dc.titleFrom people's revolution to partisan reform: Recent electoral change in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-01-30T03:00:42Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.relation.issue2en_NZ
otago.relation.volume16en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1089/elj.2016.0411/en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage229en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage222en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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