Tradition and Good Governance

Customs or cultural traditions may be defined as those forms of behaviour (activities, beliefs, values) which change so slowly that they give the impression

Updating the State of the Pacific: Review of 'Pacific Perspectives' week at the ANU

Tess Newton Cain highlights some of the key themes that emerged during the State of the Pacific Conference and the PNG and Pacific Update events, held in Jun

Why Democracies Don't Fight Each Other: Democracy and Integration

While a large and growing literature has emerged which investigates the impact of the expansion of democracy on foreign policy and international politics, mu

Culture, Relativism and Democracy: Political Myths About 'Asia' and the 'West'

This paper critically explores the way in which some debates about democracy in Southeast Asia have utilised notions of 'Asia' and the 'West' as specific cul


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