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The dynamics of Papua New Guinea's democracy: an essay

Standish, William


This essay seeks to suggest some answers to the deceptively simple question ‘How does PNG politics tick?’ Here I examine some of the factors and forces within Papua New Guinea that influence the imperatives of PNG politics. The first of these is the shape of the economy and its linkages with the state. The next are the fundamental building blocks of the Melanesian societies in Papua New Guinea. Sir Mekere Morauta (Prime Minister 1999–2002), initiated institutional reforms in order to improve...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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