Political status and development: the implications for Australian foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands

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2013

Authors

Firth, Stewart

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Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University

Abstract

"Nine in every 10 Pacific islanders live in the independent countries of the region — Fiji, Kiribati,Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The remaining tenth — almost a million people in all — live in the territories and freely associated states, where formal connections with a metropolitan state offer access to its resources and opportunities. In different ways, and with different levels of devolution of power to local governments, eight of the Pacific island entities in the Pacific community are territories of external states, and a further five Pacific island entities are freely associated with an external state." Page 1.

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Keywords

Pacific, microstates, aid, development, Australia

Citation

Firth, S. (2013). Political status and development: the implications for Australian foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands. SSGM Discussion Paper 2013/6. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program

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Working/Technical Paper

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Open Access

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DOI

10.25911/5f2004276e40c

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