Political status and development: the implications for Australian foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands
|Collections||ANU Dept. of Pacifc Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program|
|Title:||Political status and development: the implications for Australian foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands|
|Publisher:||Canberra, ACT : State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University|
|Citation:||Firth, S. (2013). Political status and development: the implications for Australian foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands. SSGM Discussion Paper 2013/6. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program|
|Series/Report no.:||State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series: 2013/6|
"Nine in every 10 Pacific islanders live in the independent countries of the region — Fiji, Kiribati,Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The remaining tenth — almost a million people in all — live in the territories and freely associated states, where formal connections with a metropolitan state offer access to its resources and opportunities. In different ways, and with different levels of devolution of power to local governments, eight of the Pacific island entities in the Pacific community are territories of external states, and a further five Pacific island entities are freely associated with an external state." Page 1.
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