Forecasting and Evaluating the Consequences of Electoral Change in New Zealand

Jack Vowles, S.A. Banducci, J.A. Karp

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    The debate in New Zealand over whether to adopt a mixed-member proportional (MMP) system was based on a number of predictions about the effects of electoral systems. After four elections under MMP we are now in a better position to evaluate the validity of these claims. We find that both proponents and opponents made claims that proved to be true but there were also unforeseen consequences that neither side predicted.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)267-284
    Number of pages18
    JournalActa politica
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • electoral reform
    • Legitimacy
    • Accountability
    • mixed-member proportional systems
    • responsiveness
    • IR-61164
    • METIS-232733

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