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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T01:41:16Z
dc.date.available2018-10-03T01:41:16Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2332-8894
dc.identifier.doi10.3167/dt.2015.020203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141873
dc.description.abstractIan Shapiro identifies three traditions of democratic thought: aggregative, deliberative, and minimalist. All three are apparent in the Pacific Islands despite most commentators and donors assuming that the meaning of democracy is fixed. The focus in development studies on institutions and their capacity to deliver pro-poor growth has generated a fourth tradition that revolves around the now pervasive governance concept. Rather than focusing on the general will of a sovereign people, this perspective is predominately concerned with the legitimate use of violence as a precursor to any development-orientated democratic state. Having reviewed the literature on democracy in the Pacific to parse out these four meanings, this article concludes that paying greater attention to this ideational equivocality would extend discussions about the suitability and transferability of this type of regime.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBerghahn
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom22
dc.relation.ispartofpageto40
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDemocratic Theory
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160699
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleDemocracy in the Pacific Islands: Comparable Practices, Contested Meanings
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, School of Government and International Relations
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Berghahn Books. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedited version of an article published in Democratic Theory. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages:22–40, 2015 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.3167/dt.2015.020203
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