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Roots of conflict in Solomon Islands - though much is taken, much abides: legacies of tradition and colonialism

Bennett, Judith


For many outsiders, the accelerating failure of governments in western Melanesia in the last decade has been difficult to understand. At independence, though their resources ranged from the rich diversity in Papua New Guinea to the less abundant, but still substantial in Solomon Islands, it seemed that with goodwill and some temporary assistance from developed nations in the region their future would be assured. Yet since independence, overall Melanesian living standards and personal security...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Department of Pacifc Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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