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Ethnicity, Democracy and Development in Papua New Guinea

Reilly, Benjamin


This article examines the relationship between ethnicity, democracy and development in Papua New Guinea. Drawing on an earlier co-authored study, it shows that a key cause of disparities in provincial development in Papua New Guinea is variation in the levels of ethnic diversity between provinces. Even when alternative explanations such as size, government performance and resource endowments are factored in, more diverse provinces have significantly lower development levels than more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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