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The Twin Processes of Nation Building and State Building

Dinnen, Sinclair


The term 'nation-building' is used widely in reference to multilateral and bilateral engagements in post-conflict situations and other forms of international assistance to 'fragile' states. In Australia, nation-building has become an important part of the rationale for the Government's increased engagement with its Pacific neighbours in recent years. Australia's role in RAMSI in Solomon Islands, and recent operations in PNG, Tonga and Fiji covers a range of areas, including strengthening the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2007
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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