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“Everybody knows everybody”: practising politics in the Pacific Islands

Corbett, Jack


In contrast to the disadvantage that economists and international donors often see as stemming from smallness, political scientists have a relatively equivocal view of the normative implications of size on democratic performance. Largely, studies interested in the correlation between size and democratization focus on the persistence and quality (or depth) of democratic norms and claim either that small is beautiful or that it is despotic. In this article I take a different approach....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Democratization
DOI: 10.1080/13510347.2013.811233


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