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The coup nobody noticed: The Solomon islands Western state movement in 2000

Scales, Ian


The most significant political consequence of the conflict in Solomon Islands between 1998 and 2000 was the widespread shift in thinking toward a federal system of government. This paper argues that long-held political aspirations for greater independence in the resource-rich Western Province were reactivated in a milieu of ethnic tension in the West, and that Western Province politicians used the visionless Malaitan coup in Honiara as a springboard for a calculated push toward their own...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223340701461643


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