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Title Political parties in the Pacific Islands / edited by Roland Rich with Luke Hambly and Michael G. Morgan
Published Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU E Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: Analysing and categorising political parties in the Pacific Islands / Roland Rich -- Primordial politics? Political parties and tradition in Melanesia / Steven Ratuva -- Political consequences of Pacific Island electoral laws / Jan Fraenkel -- Anatomy of political parties in Timor-Leste / Joao M. Saldanha -- Political parties in Papua New Guinea / R.J. May -- parties, constitutional engineering and governance in the Solomon Islands / Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka -- The origins and effects of party fragmentation in Vanuatu / Michael G. Morgan -- Parties and the new political logic in New Caledonia / Alaine Canter -- Fiji : party politics in the post-independence period / Alumita Duruntalo -- The establishment and operation of Samoa's political party system / Asofu So'o
Summary "ANU 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."--Provided by publisher
Notes Previously published: Canberra : Pandanus Books, ©2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Political parties -- Pacific Area.
Pacific Area -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Hambly, Luke.
Morgan, Michael G.
Rich, Roland.
ANU E Press.
ISBN 1921313765 (electronic bk.)
9781921313769 (electronic bk.)