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.

Solomon Islanders in World War II

Solomon Islanders in World War II »

An Indigenous Perspective

Authored by: Anna Annie Kwai
ISBN (print): 9781760461652
ISBN (online): 9781760461669
Publication date: December 2017
War and Other Means

War and Other Means »

Power and violence in Houaïlou (New Caledonia)

Authored by: Michel Naepels
ISBN (print): 9781760461539
ISBN (online): 9781760461546
Publication date: October 2017
The General’s Goose

The General’s Goose »

Fiji's Tale of Contemporary Misadventure

Authored by: Robbie Robertson
ISBN (print): 9781760461270
ISBN (online): 9781760461287
Publication date: August 2017
Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness »

Essays in honour of Brij V. Lal

Edited by: Doug Munro, Jack Corbett
ISBN (print): 9781760461218
ISBN (online): 9781760461225
Publication date: July 2017
Kastom, property and ideology

Kastom, property and ideology »

Land transformations in Melanesia

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

A Mission Divided »

Race, Culture and Colonialism in Fiji’s Methodist Mission

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

A New Era? »

Timor-Leste after the UN

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

Political Life Writing in the Pacific »

Reflections on Practice

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

The Boy from Boort »

Remembering Hank Nelson

Edited by: Bill Gammage, Brij V. Lal, Gavan Daws
ISBN (print): 9781925021646
ISBN (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
ISBN (print): 9781922144294
ISBN (online): 9781922144300
Publication date: September 2013

Politics, Development and Security in Oceania »

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

Civic Insecurity »

Law, Order and HIV in Papua New Guinea

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

Policy Making and Implementation »

Studies from Papua New Guinea

Edited by: Ron May
ISBN (print): 9781921536687
ISBN (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
ISBN (print): 9781921536502
ISBN (online): 9781921536519
Publication date: April 2009

A Time Bomb Lies Buried »

Fiji’s Road to Independence, 1960-1970

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

Conflict and Resource Development »

In The Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

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

Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands »

State, Society and Governance in Melanesia

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