governance

Duterte's year of living dangerously

With a populist slogan, Tapang at Malasakit (Courage and Compassion), Duterte elevated a pervasive issue, the proliferation of illegal drugs, as an urgent national concern.

Fiji Flag Change: Social Media Responds

This In Brief seeks to discuss and assess the public social media responses from the two main social media sites that were publicised by the Fijian government, for public

Timor-Leste’s New Way of ‘Doing Politics’ … and Will It Last?

This In Brief flags a new mantra in Timorese politics — national interest ahead of partisan interests — and considers its political and institutional context and the prospects for its

The Long Election: When Do We Stop Observing?

This In Brief reflects on an incident of political intimidation that occurred after the November 2014 Solomon Islands national election. From this incident it is clear that the local effects of

Women’s Under-Representation and Special Measures in the Tongan Parliament

After the 2014 general election, Tonga now joins five other states (three of which are also in the Pacific Islands region) in having no female members of their lower or single house of parliament.

Improving Women’s Political Representation in the Pacific: The Emerging Evidence

This In Brief argues initiatives aimed at improving women’s political representation in the Pacific must be informed by the emerging evidence concerning

Bangladesh in 2010: Digital Makeover but Continued Human and Economic Insecurity

Bina D’Costa, ‘Bangladesh in 2010: Digital Makeover but Continued Human and Economic Insecurity’, Asian Survey, 51(1) 2011: 138-47.

Global Health Governance

Jeremy Youde, Global Health Governance, Cambridge: Polity, 2012.

Jokowi in Papua: Powerless or duplicitous?

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

Is Biometric Voter Registration the Way Forward for Melanesia?

Recent experiences in Fiji and Solomon Islands provide examples of roll improvements supported by biometric technology, although the true costs and benefits

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