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Myths of community management: sustainability, the state and rural development in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Schoeffel, Penelope


It has become fashionable of late to view ‘development’ as a discourse which problematises ‘the other’ from a western perspective (Escobar 1995, Crush 1995), But while much writing in this vein speaks of one development discourse, that of economism, there are indeed two contending but interrelated levels of discourse on development; that of economism and that of communitarianism. The former is associated with economic rationalism on which there is a large critical literature. The latter,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 1997
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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