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8 Apr 2004

Stephen Sherlock surveys the political parties and the new electoral system in Indonesia. He outlines the details of Indonesia's new constitutional and electoral process and analyses the effects that the new system may have on the future conduct of Indonesian politics. This study provides a...


8 Apr 2004

In this scoping paper for a study of parties and party systems in ethnically divided societies, Ben Reilly looks at the relationship between parties, ethnicity and democracy. The paper presents a survey of four different institutional and political strategies that have been used around the...


8 Apr 2004

The Hon Mr Paul Tovua, chairman of the Peace Council in the Solomon Islands, delivered the CDI's annual address on 8 March 2004. Mr Tovua commended the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands for its role in the restoration of law and order...

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23 Jul 2003

As a new nation building its own democracy, East Timor is drawing from the experiences and information of other nations accordingly. CDI, under a program of cooperation with Federal Court of Australia, developed an observational study tour that brought two East Timorese judges to Darwin...


1 Apr 2003

This paper by CDI Director Roland Rich, reviewes the rules of international law in relation to the use of force and the central role of the Security Council in the implementation of those rules. His paper then examines the politics behind that formal process and...

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