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Aitkin, Don

Overview
Works: 92 works in 210 publications in 2 languages and 2,943 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Domestic fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: JF1001, 324.63
Publication Timeline
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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 )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 814 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 )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of Stability and Change in Australian Politics was a landmark in the serious study of Australian politics. In this second edition Professor Aitkin assembles the results of a new survey carried out in 1979 which sought to discover what had been the effects of the Whitlam years and their aftermath on the political behaviour of Australians. The second, expanded, edition, in which seven new chapters deal with a survey taken in 1979, will remain a basic hand book of Australian politics for years to come
Australian political institutions by Don Aitkin( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys of Australian political science by Bradley Macpherson( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 175 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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a blinkered and conservative former British colony, to the progressive and confident society Australia is today, Aitkin reflects on the key factors that have produced this change and at what cost. Enlivened by his own personal insight and experiences, Aitken reflects on how far we have come and how far we still have to go
The second chair by Don Aitkin( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Howson diaries : the life of politics by Peter Howson( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 58 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 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving on : a tale of the millennium by Don Aitkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1999, in Sydney, Australia. The Millennium is only weeks away, a time when a new era will begin for humanity. Four people are hoping for a new era for themselves, too. Ros, 39, has been dumped by her husband for a younger woman, now pregnant to him. Brady, 42, saw his young partner die of cancer, and has been a hermit for the year since her death. Linda, 22, has been dominated by her mother, and is desperate to leave home and start her own life. Peter, 35, is a businessman, highly successful, who thinks it is now time to marry. Ros is Linda's godmother. Brady once lived with Ros, a long time ago. Peter is Linda's employer. All of them want to move on, which is what friends say when people have had a major crisis. But moving on is not necessarily easy. You have to know roughly where you want to move to, and how best to do it. Ros, Brady, Linda and Peter are not sure of the direction or the timing. And moving on can start without one recognising it for what it is. Ros goes to a church function and is inspired by the speaker. Linda loses her temper at a Christmas lunch, and leaves home. Brady has an extraordinary experience on a mountain. Peter receives a puzzling email, which prompts unexpected action in other people. Their paths are set in motion, and interact with each other. By the end, all have moved on, but not necessarily in the directions they first thought
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 33 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 30 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 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian National Political Attitudes, 1967 by Don Aitkin( )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 26 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
Voting for the Australian state lower houses, 1975-1984 by Colin A Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting for the Australian State Upper Houses, 1890-1984 by Colin A Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian National Political Attitudes, 1969 by Don Aitkin( )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 21 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
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What was it all for? : the reshaping of Australia
Alternative Names
Aitken, Don.

Aitkin, D. A. 1937-

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

Aitkin, Don 1937-

Aitkin, Donald 1937-

Aitkin, Donald A. 1937-

Aitkin, Donald Alexander

Aitkin, Donald Alexander 1937-

Don Aitkin schrijver uit Australië

Don Aitkin writer, strategist, consultant

エイトキン, D

Languages
English (118)

Spanish (3)