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Asia & the Pacific | Fiji |
Indonesia | Papua New
Guinea |
Solomon Islands |
East Timor | Vanuatu
General, Global & Other

By Sector
Political Party Development
Parliamentary Strengthening
By Type
Training Projects
Advisory Projects
Research Activities
Program Staff & Development Activities
Events & Further Activities
Cross-cutting Themes
Women in Politics

Research Activities

Vanuatu | Election Observation Mission | October 2012

PPS 2012/01 | Christine McMurray - National Elections and Women Candidates in Solomon Islands: Results from the People’s Survey
PPS 2010/02 | November 2010
Norm Kelly - Electoral Democracy in Post-Conflict Melanesia: the 2010 Bougainville and Solomon Islands Elections
Party Democracy & Party Law | 21st World Congress of Political Science
CDI PPS 2009/01 | March 2009
Stephen Sherlock - Indonesia’s 2009 Elections: The New Electoral System & the Competing Parties


PPS 2008/01| February 2008
Benjamin Reilly, Per Nordlund and Edward Newman -
Political Parties in Conflict-Prone Societies: Encouraging Inclusive Politics and Democratic Development.

Democratic Validation

Party Politics in East Asia

Review: Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies


PPS 2007/02 | 20 August 2007
Joseph Ketan -
The Use and Abuse of Electoral Development Funds and their Impact on Electoral Politics and Governance in Papua New Guinea.

PPS 2007/01 | 4 May 2007
Stephen Sherlock -
The Indonesian Parliament after Two Elections: What has Really Changed? 22 AUGUST 2007: Launch of Indonesian version of this paper in Jakarta

'Democratization and Electoral Reform in the Asia-Pacific Region: Is There an "Asian Model" of Democracy?' - Benjamin Reilly | Comparative Political Studies, 2007:40, pp. 1350 -1371

CDI launches Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific - Benjamin Reilly, Oxford University Press, 2006.
'Electoral Systems & Party Systems in East Asia' - Benjamin Reilly, Journal of East Asian Studies, 7, 2007.
'Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific' - Benjamin Reilly, Journal of Democracy , Vol. 18, No. 1, 2007.
CDI Links with Oxford University


PPS 2006/02 | 16 November 2006:
Wahidah Zein Br Siregar - Political Parties, Electoral System and Women’s Representation in the 2004-2009 Indonesian Parliaments
PPS 2006/01 | 5 June 2006:
Stephen Sherlock - Indonesia's Regional Representative Assembly: Democracy, Representation and the Regions. A report on the Dewan Perwakilan Daerah (DPD)

'Political Engineering and Party Politics in Conflict-Prone Societies' - Benjamin Reilly, Democratization, Vol.13, No.5, December 2006, pp.811–827

CDI and the Journal of Democracy.
CDI Launches Landmark Publication: Political Parties in the Pacific Islands Roland Rich, Luke Hambly, and Michael Morgan (eds)
Benjamin Reilly, 'Political reform in Papua New Guinea: testing the evidence', Pacific Economic Bulletin, 21:1, pp. 187-94.
CDI - IDEA - UNU Joint Project: Political Party Development in Conflict-Prone Societies
CDI & the United Nations Democracy Fund
East Asia - A Decade After the Crisis
Democratization, Institutional Reform and Ethnic Politics in the Asia-Pacific
20th IPSA World Congress
The Development of Electoral Democracy in East Asia


Review in Democratization of the UN Role in Promoting Democracy - Between Ideals and Realit y , Edward Newman and Roland Rich (eds).
Michael Morgan, Cultures of Dominance: Institutional and Cultural Influences on Parliamentary Politics in Melanesia.
Michael Morgan, Building Political Governance Frameworks.

Political Parties, Parliamentary Governance & Party Strengthening in Melanesia: Issues & Challenges - by Dr Michael G Morgan, Louise Baker, and Luke Hambly













The Australian National University

School of International, Political & Strategic Studies

The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

Established in 1998, CDI is funded by the Australian Government. The Centre is based in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

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