Tag: politics

Paper Cats and Uncivilised Swimmers

Why a Chinese Communist Party newspaper attacked “Paper Cat” Australia and Netizens are trolling an Olympic athlete. Canberra’s recent decision to support an international arbitration […]

Performing Arts and Political Acts

Monsoon contributor Phoebe Siers looks at how false representation is countered through contemporary arts in Hawai’i. On the Pacific Islands Field School 2015 to Hawai’i, […]

Record number of female candidates in the 2016 Samoan General Election

Monsoon sub-editor Mitiana Arbon reflects on the growing strength of Samoan women parliamentary candidates in the current general election. Is the result of the quota system in action or shift in attitudes towards women in Pacific politics?

Language and Politics in Indonesia: Creating and Sustaining Diglossia

‘Diglossia’ is a linguistic term that refers to a situation in which two closely related dialects or languages are used by a single language community.[1] […]