Democracy

Algerian Protests: A Popular Movement Against an Ailing President

President Bouteflika has now bowed to protesters' demands and withdrawn his candidacy, but he still remains in office and has postponed the presidential elections.

DP 2022/02 News Coverage of Fiji’s 2018 General Election Campaign: Insights from a Content Analysis of the National Print and Broadcast Media

This landmark study examines how Fiji’s national news media reported the 2018 Fiji election based on an analysis of the coverage of the six competing political parties: the incumbent FijiFirst part

IB 2022/13 How the China Card is Played in New Caledonia

As China’s international profile grows, debates over Chinese influence occupy a significant role in New Caledonian politics, as elsewhere.

IB 2022/12 Anticipation and Apprehension in Fiji’s 2022 General Election

In Fiji’s politically charged context, national elections are historically a risky period. Since the 2022 campaign period was declared open on 26 April, the intensity has been increasing.

Pacific Attitudes Survey: Samoa

The Pacific Attitudes Survey: Samoa is the first large scale popular political attitudes survey conducted in the Pacific region.

WP 2022/02 Papua New Guinea’s 2022 Electoral Boundaries Redistribution

The Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) of Papua New Guinea recently completed another redistribution, but the changes have limited relationship to the actual population imbalances and do little

IB 2022/06 Papua New Guinea’s 2022 General Elections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The upcoming Papua New Guinea (PNG) national general elections, scheduled to run from April through July 2022, are worrying, due to concerns not only about the health of Papua New Guineans but also

Kashmir endures another year of utter despair

Two years ago, on 5 August 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir as a state (the only Muslim-majority one in India) and redesignated it as two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh, which are governed directly from Delhi.

Does Australia have a ‘one China’, ‘two Chinas’ or ‘one China, one Taiwan’ policy – or all three?

Australia’s current position reflects a curious Confucian obfuscation between a foreign policy that recognises one China and a strategic policy that doesn’t.

IB 2021/17 The Controversial Use of the Gender Quota in the 2021 Samoan General Election: A Personal Perspective – Part 2

The 2021 general election in Samoa was followed by a series of controversial events, including the use of the gender quota as a strategy for the incumbent government to hold onto power.

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