Maori, a critical mass in the New Zealand Parliament

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dc.contributor.author McIlraith, Hugh en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-10T22:15:09Z en
dc.date.available 2008-12-10T22:15:09Z en
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier THESIS 04-021 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/3223 en
dc.description Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.description.abstract Between 1982 and 2002 the number of Maori in the ew Zealand Parliament dramatically increased to a level of approximately 15 percenl of the total Parliamentary population. This thesis uses theory developed from studying women in Parliament to evaluate the state of Maori representation in New Zealand. The theory of critical mass argues that once a group reaches approximately 15 percent of the population their impact on Parliament will dramatically increase. The hypothesis of this thesis is that Maori have reached a critical mass and that as a resuJt their impact on Parliament will have greatly increased. In order to test the hypothesis over 2500 pages of the New Zealand Parliamemary Debates were studied to examine the changing types of issues raised. and the changing culture of the New Zealand Parliament. The data showed that the number of Maori MPs in Parliament has reached a critical mass leading to an increase in the amount of Maori issues and incidences of Maori culture raised in Parliament. This thesis concludes by using the aims, recommendations and principles set out in three documents to examine the state of Maori representation in Parliament. These documents are the 1986 Royal Commission on the electoral system, The Parliamentary Review of M:MP and the Treaty of Waitangi. " en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA1198200 en
dc.rights Restricted Item. Print thesis available in the University of Auckland Library or may be available through Interlibrary Loan. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Maori, a critical mass in the New Zealand Parliament en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::360000 Policy and Political Science::360100 Political Science::360101 New Zealand government and politics en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement::390100 Law::390110 Indigenous laws en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/ClosedAccess en


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