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Aitkin, Don

Overview
Works: 88 works in 187 publications in 2 languages and 2,815 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Microform catalogs 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: JF1001, 324.63
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Most widely held works by Don Aitkin
Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990 by Arend Lijphart( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electoral system is the most fundamental element of representative democracy, translating citizen's votes into representative's seats. It is also the most potent practical instrument available to democratic reformers. This systematic and comprehensive study describes and classifies the 70 electoral systems used by 27 democracies - including those of Western Europe, Australia, Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, India, Israel, Japan, and New Zealand - for 384 national legislative and European Parliament elections between 1945 and 1990. Using comparative and statistical analyses of these systems, Arend Lijphart demonstrates the effect of the electoral formula used, the number of representatives elected per district, electoral thresholds, and five other key features of electoral systems on the proportionality of the election outcome, the degree of multipartism, and the creation of majority parties. In the process he reveals that electoral systems are neither as diverse nor as complex as is often assumed. Electoral Systems and Party Systems represents the most definitive treatment of the subject since Rae's classic study in 1967, based as it is on more accurate and comprehensive data (covering more countries and a longer time-span), and using stronger hypotheses and better analytical methods. The unique information and analysis it offers will make it essential reading for everyone working in the field
Stability and change in Australian politics by Don Aitkin( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian political institutions by Don Aitkin( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys of Australian political science( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Country Party in New South Wales: a study of organisation and survival by Don Aitkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colonel; a political biography of Sir Michael Bruxner by Don Aitkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it all for? : the reshaping of Australia by Don Aitkin( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the dramatic changes in Australian society over the last half century - from the blinkered and conservative British 'colony' of 1953 to the progressive, confident society we are today
The Howson diaries : the life of politics by Peter Howson( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second chair by Don Aitkin( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing a sample of the Australian electorate by Michael Kahan( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian national political attitudes : Wave I, September-November, 1967 by Don Aitkin( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting for the Australian upper houses, 1890-1984 by Colin A Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the Commonwealth Postgraduate Awards Scheme : a report by the Australian Research Council, April 1989 by Australian Research Council( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sistemas electorales y sistemas de partidos : un estudio de veintisiete democracias, 1945-1990 by Arend Lijphart( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Country Party in New South Wales : membership and electoral support by Don Aitkin( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting for the Australian state lower houses, 1975-1984 by Colin A Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian national political attitudes, 1967 by Don Aitkin( )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study, the first in a long-range investigation of the attitudes and behavior of Australians, focused on the Australian electorate's interest in politics and their use of the news media as a source of political information. National issues, such as the power of trade unions, pension and social service spending, and government aid to education, were explored as well as international matters. The respondents' awareness of social classes was probed through questions concerning class mobility, and the political party affiliation of various classes. Respondents' opinions of the political parties and party leaders, their past party affiliations and voting patterns, their own active involvement in party work, and their familiarity with the platforms and performance of local members of both the federal and the state parliaments was ascertained. Demographic data include sex, age, marital status, religion, level of education, home ownership, occupation, and household income. The second wave of this investigation is presented in AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL POLITICAL ATTITUDES, 1969 (ICPSR 7393).... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07282.xml
A guide to the microfiche collection of Australian newspaper cuttings by Don Aitkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian national political attitudes : wave II, 1969 by Don Aitkin( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This post-election study is the second wave of a larger study of Australian political attitudes. The focus of this study is on the national election. Respondents were asked their opinions of the political parties, of the leaders of the leading parties, and on various political issues. Party identification and party vote information, along with election campaign activity were also obtained. The study also included standard demographic information for each respondent
Australian National Political Attitudes, 1969( )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This post-election study is the second wave of a larger study of Australian political attitudes. The present study focused on the 1969 national election. Questions elicited respondents' opinions on the political parties, leaders of the main parties, and various political issues. Party identification and party vote information, along with data on election campaign activity, were also obtained. The study includes standard demographic information for each respondent, such as age, sex, marital status, level of education, annual income, religion, birthplace
 
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Electoral systems and party systems : a study of twenty-seven democracies, 1945-1990
Alternative Names
Aitken, Don.

Aitkin, D. A. 1937-

Aitkin, D. A. (Donald Alexander), 1937-

Aitkin, Don 1937-

Aitkin, Donald 1937-

Aitkin, Donald Alexander

Aitkin, Donald Alexander 1937-

Don Aitkin Writer, strategist, consultant

エイトキン, D

Languages
English (106)

Spanish (3)

Covers
What was it all for? : the reshaping of Australia