Export citation

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorVowles, Jack
dc.contributor.authorCoffé, Hilde
dc.contributor.authorCurtin, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-09 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:24:57Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:24:57Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier637854
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/31140
dc.description.abstractBased on New Zealand Election Study (NZES) data from a sample of 2,830 eligible voters, A Bark But No Bite explores a puzzle. While there was a lot of talk about inequality before the 2014 general election in New Zealand, and during the campaign, concern about inequality appeared to have no tangible effect on the election outcome. This book shows that, by its attention to the concerns of middle ground voters, the National Government had reduced the potential of policy differences to drive voter choices. Perceptions of competence and effective leadership were National’s strongest suit, crowding out voter concerns over matters of policy. When voters did consider policy, inequality and related concerns were second to the economy. Traditional priorities about health and education, and perceptions of party differences on these matters, had faded into the background. Meanwhile, voters doubted the opposition Labour Party’s ability to govern effectively in an alternative coalition to that of the National-led government. Labour’s policies were too many. In various ways, they would have chipped away at inequality, but lacked a coherent narrative and presentation. This book confirms that Labour’s proposal to increase the age for receipt of New Zealand superannuation gained Labour no new votes. Hopes that the ‘missing million’ people who failed to turn out to vote in 2011 would vote in 2014 and give an advantage to the left were unfulfilled. A comprehensive study of the 2014 election, this book provides a detailed account of all these findings, and a host of others.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia::1MBN New Zealand
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPH Political structure & processes::JPHF Elections & referenda
dc.subject.othergovernance
dc.subject.otherpolitics
dc.subject.othernew zealand
dc.subject.otherelections
dc.subject.otherMaori electorates
dc.subject.otherMaori people
dc.titleA Bark But No Bite
dc.title.alternativeInequality and the 2014 New Zealand General Election
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameANU Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://press.anu.edu.au/
oapen.pages382
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Maori electorates - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_electorates; Maori people - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_people; New Zealand - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand; New Zealand Labour Party - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Labour_Party
oapen.remark.public21-7-2020 - No DOI registered in CrossRef for ISBN 9781760461355


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record