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Militaristic Solutions in a Weak State: Internal Security, Private Contractors and Political Leadership in Papua New Guinea

Dinnen, Sinclair


Papua New Guinea's Sandline affair provides the most dramatic illustration of militarization among the Pacific Island states. Although this was the first resort to mercenaries, there have been other examples of PNG governments hiring private military contractors for assistance in internal security matters. Recent years have seen an increasing reliance on militaristic solutions to crime and other forms of conflict. This trend is partly a response to the well-documented weaknesses of the police...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: The Contemporary Pacific


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