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Leadership succession and the high drama of political conduct: Corruption stories from Samoa

Ng Shiu, Roannie; Corbett, Jack


Politicians in the Pacific Islands are regularly accused of corruption and yet, paradoxically, they also tend to be the most vocal public commentators when incidents of misconduct arise, with accusation and counter-accusation all part of the political theatre. Given their central role in these debates, we ask how politicians interpret political conduct. Based on interviews and public comments, we explore the meanings and beliefs that politicians in Samoa ascribe to three interrelated cases...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Affairs
DOI: 10.5509/2014873743
Access Rights: Open Access


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