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The Politics of Distribution in Solomon Islands: North Vella Lavella Constituency

This In Brief reports on some of the more important observations made during the North Vella campaign and marks out some of the implications for understandin

Influences and Echoes of Indonesia in Timor-Leste

Since 1999, when a UN transitional administration was established in the wake of the vote for independence from Indonesia, the case of Timor-Leste has been a

Emerging Middle Classes in Timor-Leste and Melanesia: Implications for Development and Democracy

This In Brief points to an emerging research agenda in key regional states, and the importance of further study into the economic and political values, inter

Democratisation and Electoral Trends in Samoa

In 1990, the Samoa passed legislation broadening its electoral franchise.

Papua New Guinea National Census 2011: Rates of Population Change in Local Level Government Areas

In January 2014, the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Statistical Office (NSO) published the results of the 2011 national census (NSO 2014b).

Elections and Electoral Quality in Solomon Islands

Despite weak governance, challenging geography, and conflict at the turn of the millennium, Solomon Islands has succeeded in holding eight general elections

Elections Trends in Melanesia and Prospects for the 2014 Solomon Islands Elections

With Solomon Islands due to go to the polls in late 2014, it is timely to reflect on how elections in Melanesia are trending, and what we might expect with t

The Road Map to Democracy and Fiji’s 2012 Constitution-Making Process

On 1 July 2009, the Bainimarama regime announced a road map for democracy that promised a transition to parliamentary democratic rule by September 2014 (Mini

The ‘Resource Curse’ in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste is one of the world’s most petroleumexport- dependent countries.

Chiefly Power in Southern Vanuatu

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