The Causes and Consequences of Local Voting in Solomon Islands

SSGM In Brief

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Terence Wood

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In Brief


This in brief discusses voter behaviour in Solomon Islands elections. In particular it looks at why voters in Solomon Islands vote in search of localised assistance and not improved national governance. It explains the logic underpinning voters' choices and also the negative consequences that stem from them. It highlights the self-perpetuating nature of local voting and discusses what might bring about change.

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