Key to Victory: The New Zealand General Election of 2008

Key to Victory: The New Zealand General Election of 2008

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Key to Victory: The New Zealand General Election of 2008 by Stephen Levine

A series of insiders’ views on New Zealand's most recent general election, this record shows how John Key became the country's 38th Prime Minister. Accounts from politicians and media personalities describe the details of the successful campaign and the oddity of covering a campaign where the likely winner seemed to be preordained. With insightful observations from members of Parliament, academic commentators, and political columnists, this chronicle reveals how Key, riding on a popular mood for “change,” persuaded New Zealanders to vote out the left-leaning Labor Government and elect the leader of the National Party. The included DVD contains excerpts from televised party leaders’ debates, their opening night campaign addresses, and other campaign advertising.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780864736130
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stephen Levine is a professor of political science at Victoria University–Wellington, New Zealand, a founder of Victoria University’s honors-level parliamentary internship program, and the overall coordinator for the honors program in political science and international relations. Nigel S. Roberts is a professor of political science at Victoria University–Wellington, New Zealand.

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