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Nation building in Papua New Guinea: a local alternative

Goudsmit, Into A.


"This paper is written from a development perspective placing good or democratic governance at the heart of nation building. It argues that the present governance approaches in Papua New Guinea need to be complemented by one that focuses on the local levels of both the State and civil society. This is the only way that the structural predicament of nation building in Papua New Guinea can be addressed: the uneasy fit between the State and the governance practices of customary social groups. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2008
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f20033ace5e9
Access Rights: Open Access


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