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The Solomon Islands intervention and the instabilities of the post-colonial state

Dinnen, Sinclair


Shortcomings in the prevailing discourse of 'failed states' and the practical challenges of international state-building are examined in this article through a detailed case study of the Solomon Islands, a small independent Pacific island country that since mid-2003 has been the subject of a substantial Australian-led regional state-building exercise. The Solomon Islands intervention and the difficulties it has encountered are examined in the larger context of that country's longer history of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Change, Peace and Security (electronic)
DOI: 10.1080/14781150802394063


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