Monthly Archives: June 2012

What am I looking for in election?

Some thoughts about different aspects of potential outcomes in the Mongolian parliamentary election. Continue reading

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Exit Poll of Diaspora Voters

Mongolians living in Japan, Korean, the UK, and the US have organized an exit poll of voters living abroad. Continue reading

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First-Ever Diaspora Voting

This year, Mongolians living abroad were able to vote for the first time in parliamentary elections, though their participation was hampered by a number of logistic hurdles. Continue reading

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Mobilizing against Dispossession: Gold Mining and a Local Resistance Movement in Mongolia

The genesis of collective action in the context of local resistance to gold mining activities in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Early Ideas and Reflections on the Atmosphere Surrounding the 2012 Elections

MA Asia Pacific Policy Studies student Brandon Miliate’s first election observations from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Memo 161: Bumpy Roads, but Heading in the Right Direction

Mendee Jargalsaikhan and Julian Dierkes present the glass-half-full view of the upcoming parliamentary election for Mongolian democracy. Continue reading

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The Mongolian Public Service

The challenges to a further institutionalization of the Mongolian public service are political parties, the involvement of entrepreneurs in politics, and local lobbying groups. Continue reading

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