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Cultivating Christian civil society: fundamentalist Christianity, politics and governance in Papua New Guinea

Eves, Richard

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"I begin this discussion with a general introduction to Christianity in Papua New Guinea, particularly as it relates to broad issues of governance, electoral discourse and demands for reform. Then, as further background, I present my observations of the conduct of the most recent Papua New Guinea elections, taken largely from my situation in the Southern Highlands electorate of Kagua-Erave. The course of the election and the types of election messages people were presented with, together with...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorEves, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T02:12:25Z
dc.date.available2013-05-16T02:12:25Z
dc.identifier.citationEves, R. (2008). Cultivating Christian civil society: fundamentalist Christianity, politics and governance in Papua New Guinea. SSGM Discussion Paper 2008/8. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
dc.identifier.issn1328-7854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/10049
dc.description.abstract"I begin this discussion with a general introduction to Christianity in Papua New Guinea, particularly as it relates to broad issues of governance, electoral discourse and demands for reform. Then, as further background, I present my observations of the conduct of the most recent Papua New Guinea elections, taken largely from my situation in the Southern Highlands electorate of Kagua-Erave. The course of the election and the types of election messages people were presented with, together with their responses, offer considerable insight into their opinions of government and their approach to the question of governance. While this Discussion Paper canvasses a range of Christian approaches to electoral politics and the 2007 national election, my focus is especially on the fundamentalist Christian groups. These groups are increasing in influence throughout Papua New Guinea and contribute to a profound disenchantment with electoral politics and politics more generally, which militates against efforts to strengthen community demands for better governance ..." - page 2
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dc.format.extent25 pages
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2008/8
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dc.rightsEmail request, from Program Administrator, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, dated 15 March, 2013, to add SSGM Discussion Papers to the ANU Open Access Research repository.
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/ssgm-research-communication/discussion-paper-series
dc.subjectgovernance
dc.subjectPapua New Guinea
dc.titleCultivating Christian civil society: fundamentalist Christianity, politics and governance in Papua New Guinea
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued2008
local.publisher.urlhttp://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/
local.type.statusPublished version
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f2000b6ea31a
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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