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Guns, money and politics: disorder in the Solomon Islands

Dinnen, Sinclair


For many observers, the elections scheduled for late 2001 offered a possible circuit breaker to Solomon Islands' deepening political crisis. Behind the crisis lay four years of ethnic tensions, a de facto coup in June 2000, and a progressive collapse of the economy and, in many places, law and order. The incumbent Sogavare administration had come to power as a result of the coup instigated by an ethnically-based militia group, the Malaitan Eagle Force (MEF), and elements of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2003
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Arc of Instability?: Melanesia in the Early 2000s
DOI: 10.25911/5f2001c5dc768
Access Rights: Open Access


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