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The influence of culture on economic development in Solomon Islands: a political-economy perspective

Haque, Tobias A.


"In this paper, I present a political-economy critique of culturally based explanations for uneven development progress in Solomon Islands. I argue that the behaviours frequently blamed for slowing economic development and social progress are primarily driven by perverse material incentives prevailing under existing policy and institutional settings. While various cultural factors doubtlessly influence behaviour, the behaviours that commentators and development practitioners are most concerned...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2012
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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