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Chuave politics : changing patterns of leadership in the New Guinea highlands

Warry, Wayne Richard


In this study of contemporary politics and political change in Chuave, Simbu province, Papua New Guinea, I document how the nature of local level leadership has changed since Europeans first entered the area in 1933 and examine how current big men co-operate and compete in everyday political affairs within and beyond their own clan or village. To a great extent my analysis focuses on the effects of superimposing a state organization on a traditional political system lacking formal...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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