politics

Cultural Traditions and Identity Politics: Some Implications for Democratic Governance in Asia and the Pacific

This discussion is principally concerned with the political aspects of one of the most interesting of postcolonial phenomena in Asia and the Pacific.

Tradition and Good Governance

Customs or cultural traditions may be defined as those forms of behaviour (activities, beliefs, values) which change so slowly that they give the impression

Traditional Culture and Modern Politics

I have recently been revising my book, From the Mangrove Swamps, first published in 1988 by the Institute of Pacific Studies of the University of the South P

Order and the State in Papua New Guinea

Law and order issues feature prominently in public debate in Papua New Guinea.

A Coup that failed? Recent Political Events in Vanuatu

When Vanuatu conducted its fourth postindependence general election, in November last year, more was at stake perhaps than in any previous election.

Models Of Governance And Development Administration

Writing on governance and development typically distinguishes two meanings (Lefi:wich 1993; Williams and Young 1994).The first, 'good government', is concern

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