State, Society and Governance in Melanesia

The state, society and governance in Melanesia program at ANU (SSGM) is devoted to the study of the Melanesian peoples and their countries – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji – and constitutes the largest concentration of research expertise on Melanesia in the world. Books by SSGM scholars encompass studies of the history, anthropology and contemporary development of Melanesia and are indispensable for anyone with a serious interest in the region. 

Please note: The following list of titles is sorted by publication date, with the most recent first.

Kastom, property and ideology

Kastom, property and ideology »

Land transformations in Melanesia

Edited by: Siobhan McDonnell, Matthew Allen, Colin Filer
ISSN (print): 9781760461058
ISSN (online): 9781760461065
Publication date: March 2017

A Mission Divided »

Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission

Authored by: Dr Kirstie Close-Barry
ISSN (print): 9781925022858
ISSN (online): 9781925022865
Publication date: December 2015

A New Era? »

Timor-Leste after the UN

Edited by: Sue Ingram, Lia Kent, Andrew McWilliam
ISSN (print): 9781925022506
ISSN (online): 9781925022513
Publication date: September 2015

Political Life Writing in the Pacific »

Reflections on Practice

Edited by: Jack Corbett, Brij V. Lal
ISSN (print): 9781925022605
ISSN (online): 9781925022612
Publication date: July 2015

The Boy from Boort »

Remembering Hank Nelson

Edited by: Bill Gammage, Brij V. Lal, Gavan Daws
ISSN (print): 9781925021646
ISSN (online): 9781925021653
Publication date: July 2014

Election 2007 »

The Shift to Limited Preferential Voting in Papua New Guinea

Edited by: R.J. May, Ray Anere, Nicole Haley, Katherine Wheen
ISSN (print): 9781922144294
ISSN (online): 9781922144300
Publication date: September 2013

Politics, Development and Security in Oceania »

Edited by: David Hegarty, Darrell Tryon
ISSN (print): 9781922144867
ISSN (online): 9781922144874
Publication date: April 2013

Civic Insecurity »

Law, Order and HIV in Papua New Guinea

Edited by: Vicki Luker, Sinclair Dinnen
ISSN (print): 9781921666605
ISSN (online): 9781921666612
Publication date: December 2010

Policy Making and Implementation »

Studies from Papua New Guinea

Edited by: Ron May
ISSN (print): 9781921536687
ISSN (online): 9781921536694
Publication date: September 2009

The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji »

A Coup to End All Coups?

Edited by: Jon Fraenkel, Stewart Firth, Brij V. Lal
ISSN (print): 9781921536502
ISSN (online): 9781921536519
Publication date: April 2009

A Time Bomb Lies Buried »

Fiji’s Road to Independence, 1960-1970

Authored by: Brij V. Lal
ISSN (print): 9781921313608
ISSN (online): 9781921313615
Publication date: March 2008

Conflict and Resource Development »

In The Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Edited by: Nicole Haley, Ron May
ISSN (print): 9781921313455
ISSN (online): 9781921313462
Publication date: November 2007

Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands »

State, Society and Governance in Melanesia

Authored by: Stewart Firth
ISSN (print): 1 920942 97 1
ISSN (online): 1 920942 98 X
Publication date: December 2006