Drivers of Electoral and Institutional Money Politics in Papua New Guinea

13 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2018

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Lesley Clark

James Cook University - The Cairns Institute

Grant Walton

Australian National University - Development Policy Centre

Date Written: March 21, 2018

Abstract

Corruption in Papua New Guinea is a key constraint on development. Unravelling the nature of money politics is central to understanding and combatting corruption in the country. In this article we draw on news articles, reports and academic literature to show the nature of money politics and how it has spread. We argue that money politics has become prevalent during elections and institutionalised through recent decentralisation policy. We discuss the drivers of the spread of money politics in PNG and what these mean for policy makers and academics.

Suggested Citation

Clark, Lesley and Walton, Grant, Drivers of Electoral and Institutional Money Politics in Papua New Guinea (March 21, 2018). Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 18, No. 2, Article 4, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3144925

Lesley Clark (Contact Author)

James Cook University - The Cairns Institute ( email )

14-88 McGregor Rd
Smithfield, QLD 4878
Australia

Grant Walton

Australian National University - Development Policy Centre ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

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