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Political consequences of Pacific island electoral laws

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Political consequences of Pacific island electoral laws
Author(s): Fraenkel, Jon
Rich, Roland
Hambly, Luke
Morgan, Michael G
Keywords: governance
Pacific Islands
party polarisation
electoral laws
sociological law
Date published: 2005
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Citation: Fraenkel, J. (2005). Political consequences of Pacific island electoral laws. SSGM Discussion Paper 2005/8. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series: 2005/8
Description: 
"This working paper surveys the range of electoral system types and party structures across the Pacific Islands and considers the viability of contemporary electoral reforms aimed at strengthening party systems. For each region, the paper surveys in brief all countries, but focuses in detail on one or two countries in which particularly topical electoral issues arise. As an antidote to the approach of setting up the familiar party-based model, and then examining the extent to which Pacific politics achieves that style of organisation, we examine first the western and northern independent Pacific states where political parties are of least significance and then look at those Polynesian countries where political parties have assumed greater significance before focussing on the most strongly party-centred ethnically bipolar states of Fiji and New Caledonia." - page 3-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10135
ISSN: 1328-7854

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