ANU State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
The Australian National University's State, Society & Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program is a leading centre for multidisciplinary research on contemporary Melanesia and Timor-Leste. It is part of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific located in Canberra, ACT. SSGM represents the most significant concentration of scholars conducting applied policy-relevant research and advancing analysis on social change, governance, development, politics, and state–society relations in Melanesia, Timor-Leste, and the wider Pacific. Its publications include:
Discussion Papers (1996- )
Since 1996 SSGM has been producing a Discussion Paper series, addressing current issues effecting development in the region and of interest to a wide audience of academics, policy-makers and others interested in issues in contemporary Melanesia, Timor Leste, and the broader Pacific. It is one of the most widely cited set of materials on the contemporary Pacific. The series is authored by a mix of academics, policy makers and civil society actors from Australia and the region, and covers a range of topics including gender, governance, livelihoods, poverty, political systems, conflict and peace building, and law and justice.
In Brief (2013- )
In Briefs are academic and evidence-based works, rather than opinion pieces, and are also double peer reviewed.
Working Paper (2000- )
The SSGM's Working Paper Series encompasses a variety of conference, seminar or other work-in-progress papers.
Studies in State and Society in the Pacific
SSGM also produces a book series through ANU Press and includes either single author monographs or edited collections for the series.
Works in this collection of ANU Open Research are made available under a Non-Exclusive Distribution License. Copyright the author/authors.
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