Richard Mulgan

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Richard Mulgan
Born (1940-03-05)March 5, 1940
Alma mater Oxford University
Known for his work on New Zealand's electoral system, and research into accountability
Website staff page at ANU
Scientific career
Fields Political science

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.[1] 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


  1. ^ "Richard Mulgan". Crawford School of Public Policy. Australian National University. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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