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The Writing of Community By-Laws and Constitutions in Melanesia: Who? Why? Where? How?

Forsyth, Miranda

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This In Brief explores a persistent, and perhaps intensifying, trend in parts of Melanesia for communities to write down their own rules and regulations in the form of what are called community laws, by-laws, constitutions or even ordinances.

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/143388
Access Rights: Open Access

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