Politics, Development and Security in Oceania

Politics, Development and Security in Oceania

Edited by: David Hegarty, Darrell Tryon

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The chapters in this volume canvass political change and development across the Pacific Islands from a variety of perspectives, each contributing to the analysis of a region growing in complexity and in confidence. They fall neatly into three sections: Oceania and its Inheritance; Oceania – Current Needs and Challenges; and Oceania and its Wider Setting.

The new states of the Pacific have demonstrated considerable resilience, and in many cases, an extraordinary capacity to bounce back from difficulty and to maintain optimism for the future. The continuing professionalisation of public management across the region is building on that tradition. The growth of civil society organisations is also beginning to play a positive role in policy and implementation. Donors are becoming more coherent in their strategies, more attuned to the realities of generating development outcomes in small island states, and are beginning to acknowledge and map progress.

This book explores these themes of governance, development and security that signal both continuity and change in the Pacific’s pattern of islands.


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Apr 2013
Studies in State and Society in the Pacific No. 7
ANU Press
State, Society and Governance in Melanesia
Social Sciences: Development Studies, Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration
Pacific: Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Samoa

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  1. A Changing Oceania (PDF, 334KB)David Hegarty doi

Oceania and its Inheritance

  1. Post-Colonial Political Institutions in the South Pacific Islands: A Survey (PDF, 397KB)Jon Fraenkel doi
  2. The Military in Post-Colonial Fiji (PDF, 213KB)Jone Baledrokadroka doi
  3. The Political Roles of the Fiji Military: A Brief History of the Chiefs’ Warriors, Heroes of the World Wars, Peacekeepers and Dictators (PDF, 293KB)Hélène Goiran doi
  4. One Party State: The Samoan Experience (PDF, 269KB)Afamasaga Toleafoa doi
  5. Instability and Stability in New Caledonia (PDF, 204KB)Jean-Yves Faberon doi
  6. Democracy in French Polynesia (PDF, 457KB)Sémir Al Wardi doi

Oceania: Current Needs and Challenges

  1. Stability, Security and Development in Oceania: Whose Definitions? (PDF, 2.2MB)Treva D. Braun doi
  2. Millennium Development Goals and the Pacific (PDF, 474KB)Linda Petersen doi
  3. Leading the March for Gender Equality? Women Leaders in the Public Services of Samoa and Solomon Islands (PDF, 337KB)Asenati Liki Chan Tung doi
  4. Young People Creating the Future Today: Youth Development in the Pacific (PDF, 262KB)Rose Maebiru doi
  5. Tourism Issues in the Pacific (PDF, 505KB)Susana Taua’a doi
  6. Rural Development: Back on the Agenda in the Western Pacific? (PDF, 502KB)Matthew G. Allen doi

Oceania and its Wider Setting

  1. Regionalism: Performance and Promise (PDF, 728KB)Henry Ivarature doi
  2. How Relevant are European Models of Government to Pacific Island States? (PDF, 520KB)Jon Fraenkel doi
  3. Regional Security and the Major Powers: An Overview (PDF, 791KB)James Bunce doi

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