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Beneath the State: Chiefs of Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands, coping and adapting

Baines, Graham


That Solomon Islands village communities find their governments to be distant and invisible is not a new observation (Wairiu, et al, 2003, among others). Allen and Dinnen, 2013, have aptly described what happens locally as ‘beneath the state’. During the ‘tension years’ 1998-2003 Solomon Islands national government for an extended period was unable to function but village communities not involved in militia action continued under traditional governance. In terms of both presence and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f1fffccd9392
Access Rights: Open Access


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