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
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