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Islands of Neglect

Reilly, Benjamin


Weak governance, widespread corruption, economic mismanagement, nsmg crime, and violent ethnic conflicts are undermining the stability of the island nations of the South Pacific. As some countries assume the status of Somalialike 'failed states', the formerly benign South Pacific islands represent a growing threat to regional security. This process has been hastened by the lack of attention to the region's problems by traditional powers like the United States, Australia and New Zealand....[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: 10.25911/5f20026522319
Access Rights: Open Access


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