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Parallel states, parallel economies: legitimacy and prosperity in Papua New Guinea

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: Parallel states, parallel economies: legitimacy and prosperity in Papua New Guinea
Author(s): Bainton, Nicholas
Cox, John
Keywords: governance
Papua New Guinea
Date published: 2009
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Citation: Bainton, N. & Cox, J. (2009). Parallel states, parallel economies: legitimacy and prosperity in Papua New Guinea. SSGM Discussion Paper 2009/5. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian 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): 2009/5
Description: 
"This discussion paper presents two related discussions on different aspects of contemporary Melanesian economic engagement. We consider the case of U-Vistract, a mass pyramid scheme which not only promises limitless wealth to its investors but even envisages a new global economic system, blessed by God and centred in Bougainville under the leadership of a self-proclaimed king. This is followed by a discussion on a contrasting movement called “Personal Viability” which is based upon self-help philosophies that aim to cultivate an entrepreneurial persona ..." - page 1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9926
ISSN: 1328-7854

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