Global Learning Program

Have a look at the wide range of overseas study experiences and internships offered by the Bell School.

Breaking Promises and Raising Taxes: Rhetorical Path Dependence and Policy Dysfunction in Time

Wesley Widmaier, ‘Breaking Promises and Raising Taxes: Rhetorical Path Dependence and Policy Dysfunction in Time’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 51(4) 2016: 727-41.

DP 2017/3 Leadership Challenges for the Autonomous Bougainville Government

This discussion paper is based on a public speech delivered by the Hon.

State of the Pacific 2015 - Book Launch Day 2

We are pleased to be launching a series of books edited and authored by SSGM Scholars during the State of the Pacific 2015 Conference

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

Chiefly Leadership in Fiji: Past, Present, and Future

This Discussion Paper provides an account ofthe rise and fall of chiefly leadership and the apparentebbing of a longstanding ideology of traditionalism

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

Papua New Guinea at 40: Signs of a New Political Culture?

In April, Papua New Guinea's (PNG's) Registrar of Political Parties, Dr Alphonse Gelu, suggested that current political stability points to ' the emergence o

Leadership Transition in Timor-Leste: Lessons From Indonesia

After over a year of speculation about government reshuffle and leadership succession, Timorese resistance hero Xanana Gusmão (popularly known by his nom de


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