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Westminster in the Pacific: a 'policy transfer' approach

Larmour, Peter


Constitutional crises in Fiji and Solomon Islands and donor concerns about ‘good governance’ raise older questions about the appropriateness of introduced constitutions to local conditions. The paper analyses the process of transfer of ‘Westminster’ constitutions in island states of the Pacific. It considers the role of consultants, and the factors that facilitated or constrained transfer into and within the region. It also identifies cases where alternatives to Westminster were considered but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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