Elizabeth McLeay is a political scientist who has published extensively on New Zealand and comparative politics and government. Her books include: The Cabinet and Political Power in New Zealand (1995); with Jonathan Boston, Stephen Levine and Nigel S. Roberts, New Zealand Under MMP: A New Politics? (1996); with Kate McMillan and John Leslie, eds., Rethinking Women and Politics: New Zealand and Comparative Perspectives (2009); and with Claudia Geiringer and Polly Higbee, What’s the Hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand Legislative Process 1987–2010 (2011). Formerly a professor at Victoria University of Wellington, Elizabeth has received many awards and fellowships.