By Guest Author - 18/04/2011

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A Tale of Two Houses: Does MMP mean New Zealand doesn’t need an upper house?

Not all democracies look the same. The type of electoral system we have, and the structure of our Parliament, affect the quality of our democracy and can make the difference between good and bad laws. In this Guest Paper, Professor Nicholas Aroney explores the pros and cons of one house and two house parliamentary systems, and ask whether the benefits of upper houses could also be delivered by an electoral system like MMP. Does MMP make a second house unnecessary?

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A Tale of Two Houses: Does MMP mean New Zealand doesn’t need an upper house?

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