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The Resource In search of consensus : New Zealand's Electoral Act 1956 and its constitutional legacy, Elizabeth McLeay

In search of consensus : New Zealand's Electoral Act 1956 and its constitutional legacy, Elizabeth McLeay

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In search of consensus : New Zealand's Electoral Act 1956 and its constitutional legacy
Title
In search of consensus
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New Zealand's Electoral Act 1956 and its constitutional legacy
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth McLeay
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a series of backroom negotiations in 1956, the National Government and Labour Opposition agreed to put aside adversarial politics temporarily and entrench certain significant electoral rules. For any of these rules to be amended or repealed, Section 189 of the Electoral Act (now Section 268 of the 1993 Act) requires the approval of either three-quarters of all MPs or a majority of electors voting in a referendum. The MPs believed this entrenchment put in place a 'moral' constraint to guide future parliaments - but its status has changed over time.In Search of Consensus tells the story of why and how such a remarkable political settlement happened. It traces and analyses the Act's protected provisions, subsequent fortunes and enduring legacy. As such, it is an important contribution to understanding the contemporary constitution and political culture of Aotearoa New Zealand"-- Publisher information
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NZ1
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McLeay, E. M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • New Zealand.
  • New Zealand
  • Elections
  • Election law
  • New Zealand
Label
In search of consensus : New Zealand's Electoral Act 1956 and its constitutional legacy, Elizabeth McLeay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 'Remarkable' Electoral Act 1956 -- New Zealand's constitution in the 1950s -- Politics and government in the 1950s -- The unsettled electoral issues -- The making of the Electoral Act 1956 -- Entrenchment -- The reserved provisions: justifications and evolution -- The Electoral Act 1956 and constitutional evolution in Aotearoa New Zealand
Control code
on1026303433
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781776561841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1026303433
Label
In search of consensus : New Zealand's Electoral Act 1956 and its constitutional legacy, Elizabeth McLeay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 'Remarkable' Electoral Act 1956 -- New Zealand's constitution in the 1950s -- Politics and government in the 1950s -- The unsettled electoral issues -- The making of the Electoral Act 1956 -- Entrenchment -- The reserved provisions: justifications and evolution -- The Electoral Act 1956 and constitutional evolution in Aotearoa New Zealand
Control code
on1026303433
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781776561841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1026303433

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