Political Parties in the Pacific Islands

Political Parties in the Pacific Islands

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qANU E Press edition of work originally published by Pandanus Books. While political parties remain an indispensable institutional framework for representation and governance in a democracy, the democracies of many Pacific Islands nations are undermined by the weakness and inefficacy of their local political parties. Addressing the implications of the lack of established party systems across the Pacific, this collection seeks to illuminate the underlying assumptions and suppositions behind the importance of coherent and effective parties to overall democratic functioning Focusing on the political systems of East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa, the coherent structure of the volume makes it consistently useful as both an articulate analytical text and as a reference tool concerning the political composition, history and direction of Pacific states. Featuring contributions from scholars who are familiar names to even the most casual of Pacificists, Political Parties in the Pacific is the benchmark reference work on the political parties of the Pacific: an invaluable resource for students, scholars and researchers of the Pacific and international politics.q--Provided by publisher.Roland Rich, Luke Hambly, Michael G. Morgan. 3 The CNRT ... 1999, Unpublished (political pamphlet); a#39;Manual Politik Partido Democrata Cristao.a#39; Juli- 2003; Partido ... a#39;Forsa PD: Hamutuk ho Povu Hari Nasaun (Go PD: Together with People Build the Nation).a#39; Political Speech. ... 9 For more discussion of the contention between Xanana and Fretilin leaders, see Smith, Anthony L. 2004. a#39; East Timor:anbsp;...

Title:Political Parties in the Pacific Islands
Author:Roland Rich, Luke Hambly, Michael G. Morgan
Publisher:ANU E Press - 2008


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