Explaining institutional failure in Melanesia

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2000

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Larmour, Peter

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Asia Pacific Press

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In this paper I want to talk generally about issues of performance and failure, and how they might apply in Melanesia. I will do do by asking a series of questions: why do we require 'performance'; how we might assess it; and how we might explain good, and bad, institutional performance. Then I want to look at the argument, frequently heard in Melanesia, that poor performance is a result of inconsistency between introduced and indigenous institutions. The main aim of this paper is conceptual rather than empirical - it is part of a longer study of institutional transfer. I want to raise and clarify the issues, rather than settle them.

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Pacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2000

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