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The social forest : landowners, development conflict and the state in Solomon Islands

Scales, Ian Alexander


This work develops an historically substantiated anthropological thesis about non-state local governance and its relations with the State in Solomon Islandsover time. Set in the context of the coup and subsequent crisis of the State in Solomon Islands, the thesis takes as an example Kolombangara, a forest resource rich Western Province island. The thesis argues that the consequences of successive local negotiations of world influences from early contact times through colonialism and on to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003-11
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d723b73897f7


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