New Zealand’s Flag Referendum and Theories of Voting

by Erik Herron, PhD Eberly Family Professor of Political Science West Virginia University (from Vexilloid Tabloid #57) Introduction The disciplines of vexillology and psephology (the scientific study of elections) have many commonalities: both focus on how design and representation intersect. New Zealand’s 2015–16 Flag Referendums caused these two worlds to collide. This article assesses the […]

Vexilloid Tabloid #57

The April edition of our newsletter is out early, featuring  an insightful article political science professor and psephologist Erik Herron on last year’s referendum in New Zealand. (That vote determined the design that Kiwis are deciding this month whether to adopt as their new national flag.) Contents for Vexilloid Tabloid #57: Introduction: Psephology and NZ; Mississippi (Ted Kaye) How […]