New Zealand Political Parties' Policies

Gibbons, Matthew
January 2011
New Zealand Sociology;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p41
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis of the New Zealand political parties' policies through content analysis of all election programs issued by the main parties since 1905. It shows the endurance of the left-right dimension in the country's politics, and do not support claims that policy differences between the main parties have been minimal at elections. It found that theories of responsible party government are often linked to pluralist theories of democracy.


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