Attitudes towards the Monarchy in Australia and New Zealand Compared

  title={Attitudes towards the Monarchy in Australia and New Zealand Compared},
  author={Claudio Kullmann},
  journal={Commonwealth \& Comparative Politics},
  pages={442 - 463}
  • Claudio Kullmann
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Political Science
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
This article aims to explain a hitherto neglected phenomenon: whereas in Australia polls show widespread support for republicanism, most New Zealanders still prefer to retain the monarchy. The main argument of this article is that this difference can only in part be attributed to the polities of the two states or the just slightly varying political cultures. Rather, there are good reasons to assume that the republican shift in Australia was mainly brought about by an intense and lasting public… 
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