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Lusim Hanmak: Why Women Candidates in Papua New Guinea Need to Start Early

Meki, Theresa

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As of October 2020, the next national elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are due in less than two years. Among Papua New Guineans, it is common practice for intending candidates to do their groundwork, known locally as ‘doing awareness’ or lusim hanmak, months before the official election period. Hanmak, in the context of electoral campaigning, refers to community development projects or meeting traditional obligations in one’s society. Voters use it as part of their process of determining if...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMeki, Theresa
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-16T05:35:11Z
dc.date.available2020-10-16T05:35:11Z
dc.identifier.issn2205-7404
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/212565
dc.description.abstractAs of October 2020, the next national elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are due in less than two years. Among Papua New Guineans, it is common practice for intending candidates to do their groundwork, known locally as ‘doing awareness’ or lusim hanmak, months before the official election period. Hanmak, in the context of electoral campaigning, refers to community development projects or meeting traditional obligations in one’s society. Voters use it as part of their process of determining if a candidate is serious or has credibility.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: Dept. of Pacific Affairs, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2020/25
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dc.titleLusim Hanmak: Why Women Candidates in Papua New Guinea Need to Start Early
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued2020
local.publisher.urlhttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMeki, T., The Australian National University. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Dept. of Pacific Affairs
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local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f8968eec24d2
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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