A Bark But No Bite: Inequality and the 2014 New Zealand General Election by Jack Vowles
English | Aug. 21, 2017 | ISBN: 1760461350 | 382 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Based 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.