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Attitudes to national identity among tertiary students in Melanesia and Timor Leste: a comparative analysis

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Attitudes to national identity among tertiary students in Melanesia and Timor Leste: a comparative analysis
Author(s): Leach, Michael
Scambary, James
Clarke, Mattthew
Feeny, Simon
Wallac, Heather
Keywords: East Timor
Timor-Leste
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
Solomon Islands
governance
Date published: 2012
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University
Citation: Leach, M., Scambary, J., Clarke, M., Feeny, S. & Wallac, H. (2012). Attitudes to national identity among tertiary students in Melanesia and Timor Leste: A comparative analysis. SSGM Discussion Paper 2012/8. Canberra, ACT: ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: Discussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2012/8
Description: 
"This paper presents the findings of an 18-month research project on the attitudes of tertiary students in Melanesia and Timor-Leste to national identity and key issues of nation-building. The research was conducted at tertiary campuses across four sites: Dili, Port Vila, Honiara and Port Moresby. The study examined the attitudes of the young educated elite likely to dominate the next generation of leaders and decision makers. Their views are pivotal to understanding the challenges to building a more cohesive sense of national identity and political community in Melanesia and Timor-Leste. Findings highlight the ongoing importance of family, religion and maintaining traditional customs in student conceptions of political community. Depending on the case study, they also illustrate the importance of geographical region of origin, language orientation, and gender in explaining differences in key attitudes towards national identity. This article presents a comparative analysis of those findings across the four target sites ..." - page 1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9846
ISSN: 1328-7854

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