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Weak states and other nationalisms: emerging Melanesian paradigms?

Douglas, Bronwen


As an anthropological historian rather than a political scientist, my understanding of the constructs “nation”, “state”, their hybrid, “nation state”, and their ideology, “nationalism” is always historicised and draws on recent anthropological theory, as well as specific ethnohistorical research in the new states and remaining colonies of Melanesia. In terms of my work as a fellow in the Australian National University’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project, this means that I do...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) discussion paper series


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