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The North down under: antinomies of conflict and intervention in Solomon Islands

Allen, Matthew; Dinnen, Sinclair


Drawing upon recent critiques of the ways in which organised political violence in the global 'South' is interpreted and responded to, this paper examines the recent conflict and intervention in Solomon Islands. We argue that standardised liberal templates have served to frame both the aetiology of the Solomons conflict and the manner of its proposed resolution. Australia's intervention in Solomon Islands can be said to represent the 'local North' as it seeks to impose a liberal peace over a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Conflict, Security and Development
DOI: 10.1080/14678802.2010.484188


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