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How Trade Unions Explain the Development of Two-PartySystems in the Caribbean but not the Pacific

Bishop, Matthew; Corbett, Jack; Veenendaal, Wouter


This In Brief explains how trade unions and their impact on party organisation are key to explaining how the Caribbean has two-party systems, but the Pacific does not. The absence of party system institutionalisation in the independent Pacific has puzzled scholars and frustrated reformers for decades. The Caribbean experience highlights that investing in trade unions, or civil society organisations more generally, may well be the best way to facilitate party system institutionalisation in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2019
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2019/26
DOI: 10.25911/5dfb43f532d1f
Access Rights: Open Access


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