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Local-level governance in the Pacific

Schoeffel, Penelope; Turner, Mark


Throughout Melanesia and many parts of the Pacific, systems of government continue to be reviewed and restructured. Decentralisation of state powers and responsibilities from the national to provincial and lower levels of government is a recurring theme. The major rationale is that it is both more democratic and more efficient to locate decision-making powers closer to the people. A good deal of thought and effort by government planners and constitutional engineers has gone into central -...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacifc Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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