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Indigenous governance in Melanesia

White, Geoffrey


"... this paper offers a brief overview of issues and themes emerging from Melanesian studies that bear on current concerns with “indigenous governance". My strategy for doing so is to discuss a recent case of political innovation in Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands. Drawing on my own research in Santa Isabel, I ask what issues and questions emerging in that locale may be relevant for other local systems in Melanesia ..." - page 1

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2007
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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