parliament

Timor-Leste’s Revolving Door Parliament

Western Melanesian parliaments2 are routinely characterised as revolving door, with roughly half (and sometimes more) of the sitting members losing their sea

Women’s Representation and the Question of Temporary Special Measures in Tuvalu

The Pacific region is (in)famous for its low numbers of female members of parliament (MPs) (Baker 2014).

Women's Representation and the Use of Reserved Seats in Bougainville

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville currently has the Pacific's only parliamentary reserved seats for women system.

Women MPs in Samoa and Kiribati

It is established that the percentage of women elected to parliament in the Pacific region is amongst the lowest in the world. In this paper the authors do not revisit debates about why this is the case, but identify a common profile of successful women MPs in the Pacific by looking at two countries where they have been relatively well represented — Samoa and Kiribati. In doing so, they identify a number of characteristics that do matter for women MPs.

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