Political Engineering and Party Politics in Papua New Guinea

  title={Political Engineering and Party Politics in Papua New Guinea},
  author={Benjamin Reilly},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={701 - 718}
  • B. Reilly
  • Published 1 November 2002
  • Political Science
  • Party Politics
In this article I investigate whether `political engineering' can work to address problems of party system instability in new democracies. I look at the ambitious recent attempts to engineer the development of stable party politics in Papua New Guinea, one of the few post-colonial states to have maintained an unbroken record of democratic government. Despite its enviable status in this regard, in recent years Papua New Guinea has been plagued by increasing political instability caused, in part… 
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