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Clever people solving difficult problems - perspectives on weakness of state and nation in Papua New Guinea

Regan, Anthony J


The ASPI Paper argues that although the state in Papua New Guinea has become extremely weak, it has not failed or collapsed - possibly in contrast with neighbouring Solomon Islands, the subject of an earlier ASPI paper the title of which used the phrase “our failing neighbour (ASPI 2003). Poor and declining standards in delivery of basic services to the people are seen as one of the key measures of weakness. Others include corruption, increasing levels of violence, and a worsening law and order...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Department of Public Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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