TITLE

Regulating the Funding of Election Campaigns in New Zealand: A Critical Overview

AUTHOR(S)
Geddis, Andrew
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Otago Law Review;2004, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p575
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the regulatory regime for the funding of election campaigns in New Zealand. Factors that might account for the fact that spending on election campaigns has not risen to the levels experienced in other countries; Role of the Electoral Act 1993 in restricting the expenditures by candidates and the political parties through imposing a fixed spending cap on their campaigns; Concern that disparities in economic power may undermine the presumptive equality of participants in its democratic processes by attempting to restrict the electoral contestants' demand for money rather than by seeking to control the supply of funds to the electoral contestants through limits on the donations that they may receive; Lack of judicial oversight in the regulation of campaign funding.
ACCESSION #
17198862

 

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