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Kin and Gifts: Understanding the KinbasedPolitics of Solomon Islands - The Case of East AreAre

Hiriasia, Tony


Despite the claim that money and especially Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) disbursement have played a major role in influencing political choices in the Solomon Islands national parliamentary elections (Commonwealth Secretariat 2014:3, 5; Cox 2015; Hague 2012; Haley and Zubrinich 2015; Morgan 2005:4; Wood 2014a), empirical evidence and election data suggest that political alliances in some rural constituencies are based more on kin relationship rather than gift exchanges and RCDF...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2016
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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