elections

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question, writes Hugh White.

The limits of big 'P' politics in Myanmar's elections

As Myanmar prepares for historic polls in November, moral ideas of citizen-led social assistance continue to loom large, writes Gerard McCarthy.

Assessing the shift to limited preferential voting in Papua New Guinea: Money politics

In this, the second in a series of In Briefs considering the success or otherwise of the 2002 reforms to Papua New Guinea's Organic Law on National and L

Jokowi in Papua: Powerless or duplicitous?

This In Brief considers Indonesian President Joko Widodo's policy actions in Papua.

Mobile Phones and the 2014 Solomon Islands national elections

Information and communication technology environments in Melanesia are changing rapidly and profoundly (Logan 2014).

Biometrics, fraudsters and observers

Biometric voting system reduces fraud at Solomon Islands elections

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

Democratisation and Electoral Trends in Samoa

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

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

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