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Name  Richard Mulgan
Alma mater  University of Oxford
Fields  Political Science

Richard Mulgan httpscrawfordanueduausitesdefaultfilesst
Born  March 5, 1940 (1940-03-05)
Known for  his work on New Zealand's electoral system, and research into accountability
Books  Aristotle's political theory, Holding Power to Account, Politics in New Zealand, Making Open Governm, Māori - Pākehā - and dem

Richard Grant Mulgan (born 5 March 1940) is a political scientist. He was on the 1985–86 New Zealand Royal Commission that recommended MMP (Mixed Member Proportional) representation for elections to the New Zealand Parliament.

Mulgan is Professor Emeritus at the Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, Canberra. Prior to his retirement in 2008 he was a professor of Public Policy there. He was also formerly Professor of Political Studies at Otago and Auckland Universities.

He is the son of John Mulgan, the grandson of Alan Mulgan, and the great-grandson of Edward Ker Mulgan.


  • Democracy and Power in New Zealand (1984)
  • Maori, Pakeha and Democracy (1989)
  • Politics in New Zealand (1994, 1997; Auckland University Press) ISBN 1-86940-171-9
  • Holding Power to Account: Accountability in Modern Democracies (2003) Palgrave MacMillan ISBN 978-0-333-98768-1
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    Richard Mulgan Wikipedia

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