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Planet Key, Jack Vowles

John Key: Portrait of a prime minister John Roughan Penguin Books ISBN 9780143570752 The early to mid-career prime ministerial biography has become an established genre of publishing well represented in New Zealand. This is one of the better examples. The…
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Towards stability, Alan McRobie

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 & Ann Sullivan Auckland University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1869402650 New Zealand’s voters have been through…
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Mixed Message Politics, Geoffrey Thompson

From Campaign to Coalition: the 1996 MMP Election Jonathan Boston, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth Hickey and Nigel Roberts (ed) Dunmore Press, $29.95 ISBN 0 86469314 1 Voters’ Victory? New Zealand‘s First Election under Proportional Representation Jack Vowles, Peter Aimer, Susan Banducci,…
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After the world had changed, Gary Hawke

The Great Experiment: Labour Parties and Public Policy Transformation in Australia and New Zealand Francis Castles, Rolf Gerritsen and Jack Vowles (eds) Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 1869401344 The New Zealand Experiment Jane Kelsey Auckland University Press/Bridget Williams Books, $39.95…
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A tale of two votes, Nigel Roberts

Towards Consensus? The 1993 General Election in New Zealand and the Transition to Proportional Representation Jack Vowles, Peter Almer, Helena Catt, Jim Lamare and Raymond Miller Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 186940 123 9   “It was the best of…
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