The constitutional structures and electoral systems of Pacific Island States

  title={The constitutional structures and electoral systems of Pacific Island States},
  author={Stephen King Levine and Nigel S. Roberts},
  journal={Commonwealth \& Comparative Politics},
  pages={276 - 295}
  • S. Levine, N. Roberts
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Political Science
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
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