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Solomon Islands: From uprising to intervention

Allen, Matthew; Dinnen, Sinclair


There is nothing new about organized political violence in Solomon Islands, an independent archipelagic nation of around half a million people in the South West Pacific. There, and elsewhere in the geographical and cultural area known as Island Melanesia, violent conflict formed an intrinsic part of the pre-colonial social and spiritual milieu, and the boundaries between �war� and �peace� have continued to be blurry. In a story replicated across the region, endemic patterns of traditional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't

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