After the vote

On 8 November Myanmar got its chance to vote. But what happens next is equally important, writes Nicholas Farrelly.

Myanmar speaker optimistic on elections

Speaker of upper house of Myanmar's parliament optimistic his country is transitioning to democratic rule

Biometrics, fraudsters and observers

Biometric voting system reduces fraud at Solomon Islands elections

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

Updating the State of the Pacific: Review of 'Pacific Perspectives' week at the ANU

Tess Newton Cain highlights some of the key themes that emerged during the State of the Pacific Conference and the PNG and Pacific Update events, held in Jun

Why Democracies Don't Fight Each Other: Democracy and Integration

While a large and growing literature has emerged which investigates the impact of the expansion of democracy on foreign policy and international politics, mu

Culture, Relativism and Democracy: Political Myths About 'Asia' and the 'West'

This paper critically explores the way in which some debates about democracy in Southeast Asia have utilised notions of 'Asia' and the 'West' as specific cul


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