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

Regan, Anthony

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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]

dc.contributor.authorRegan, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2005-06-30
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-27T02:16:02Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:30:16Z
dc.date.available2006-03-27T02:16:02Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:30:16Z
dc.identifier.issn1328-7854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/43224
dc.description.abstractThe 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 situation. The weakness is so profound that: ‘PNG has now reached the point at which its institutions are too weak themselves to undertake and sustain the kind of major reforms needed to turn the country around. If PNG is going to be strengthened, it is going to need much more help – and different kinds of help – than it has received over the past three decades. If Australia does not take the lead in offering that help, no one else will.’ (ASPI 2004:11)
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dc.format.extent358 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2005/2
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dc.rightsThe permission to upload the paper is archived - ERMS2253682
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/ssgm-research-communication/discussion-paper-series
dc.subjectPapua New Guinea
dc.titleClever people solving difficult problems - perspectives on weakness of state and nation in Papua New Guinea
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.description.versionDraft Paper was presented at the Good News Conference: Examining successful models of community development, entrepreneurship and governance, 24-26 November 2004 in Madang, PNG. The conference was organised by the Divine Word University in collaboration with the State Society and Governance in Melanesia Project.
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationvolume67
local.identifier.citationyear2005
local.identifier.eprintid3142
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor160510 - Public Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub5471
local.type.statusPublished version
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationState, Society & Governance in Melanesia Project, RSPAS
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage6
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage12
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f200052e48e8
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:30:37Z
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
local.mintdoimint
CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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