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Explaining institutional failure in Melanesia

Larmour, Peter


In this paper I want to talk generally about issues of performance and failure, and how they might apply in Melanesia. I will do do by asking a series of questions: why do we require 'performance'; how we might assess it; and how we might explain good, and bad, institutional performance. Then I want to look at the argument, frequently heard in Melanesia, that poor performance is a result of inconsistency between introduced and indigenous institutions. The main aim of this paper is conceptual...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Bulletin


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