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