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

Leach, Michael; Scambary, James; Clarke, Mattthew; Feeny, Simon; Wallac, Heather

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"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...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLeach, Michael
dc.contributor.authorScambary, James
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Mattthew
dc.contributor.authorFeeny, Simon
dc.contributor.authorWallac, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T01:45:08Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T01:45:08Z
dc.identifier.citationLeach, 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
dc.identifier.issn1328-7854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9846
dc.description.abstract"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
dc.description.sponsorshipAusAID
dc.format.extent21 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, 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
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2012/8
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.rightsEmail request, from Program Administrator, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, dated 15 March, 2013, to add SSGM Discussion Papers to the ANU Open Access Research repository.
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/ssgm-research-communication/discussion-paper-series
dc.subjectEast Timor
dc.subjectTimor-Leste
dc.subjectPapua New Guinea
dc.subjectVanuatu
dc.subjectSolomon Islands
dc.subjectgovernance
dc.titleAttitudes to national identity among tertiary students in Melanesia and Timor Leste: a comparative analysis
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.notes"This paper forms part of an Australian Development Research Award, supported by AusAID. The views expressed represent those of the authors alone …" - page 20
dc.date.issued2012
local.publisher.urlhttp://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/
local.type.statusPublished version
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f1fffba0087b
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
local.mintdoimint
CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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