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Tradition and good governance

Helu, 'I Futa


Customs or cultural traditions may be defined as those forms of behaviour (activities, beliefs, values) which change so slowly that they give the impression of not changing at all, and are so because they are promoted throughout society. The complete set of such forms of behaviour for a given social group or whole society is the culture of that group or society. Traditions or customs are those ways of doing things which work in a particular geographic or social environment—they promote a...[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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