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Title Globalisation and governance in the Pacific Islands / editor, Stewart Firth.

Imprint Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 427 pages)
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Series Studies in state and society in the Pacific ; no. 1
Studies in state and society in the Pacific ; no. 1.
Note "State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program Studies in State and Society in the Pacific, No 1."
"The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project at the Australian National University organised a conference on globalisation and governance in the Pacific Islands in October 2005, and this ... brings together the papers"--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Keynote Address -- From Neo-Liberalism to the New Medievalism / John Rapley -- Treading Water in Rapids? Non-Governmental Organisations and Resistance to Neo-Liberalism in Pacific Island States / Claire Slatter -- Regionalism and Cultural Identity: Putting the Pacific back into the plan / Elise Huffer -- Labour Migration. Migration, Dependency and Inequality in the Pacific: Old Wine in Bigger Bottles? (Part 1) / John Connell -- Migration, Dependency and Inequality in the Pacific: Old Wine in Bigger Bottles? (Part 2) / John Connell -- Globalisation, New Labour Migration and Development in Fiji / Manoranjan Mohanty -- 'Tonga Only Wants Our Money': The children of Tongan migrants / Helen Lee -- Labour Mobility in the Pacific: Creating seasonal work programs in Australia / Nic Maclellan and Peter Mares -- Contemporary Migration Within the Pacific Islands: The case of Fijian skilled workers in Kiribati and Marshall Islands / Avelina Rokoduru -- Sugar and Garments. Fiji: Sugar and sweatshirts, migrants and remittances / Kate Hannan -- End of the Line? Globalisation and Fiji's Garment Industry / Donovan Storey -- Corporate and State Governance in Mining and Forestry. Global Capital and Local Ownership in Solomon Islands' Forestry Industry Tarcisius / Tara Kabutaulaka -- Mining, Social Change and Corporate Social Responsibility: Drawing lines in the Papua New Guinea mud / Glenn Banks -- The 'Resource Curse' and Governance: A Papua New Guinean perspective / Mel Togolo -- Tradition, Culture and Politics. Keynote Address -- Governance in Fiji: The interplay between indigenous tradition, culture and politics / Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi -- The State of the State in Fiji: Some failings in the periphery / Vijay Naidu -- Power Sharing in Fiji and New Caledonia / Jon Fraenkel -- More Than 20 Years of Political Stability in Samoa under the Human Rights Protection Party / Asofou So'o -- Matai Titles and Modern Corruption in Samoa: Costs, expectations and consequences for families and society / A. Morgan Tuimaleali'ifano -- Media, Civil Society and Democracy. Keynote Address -- Keeping the Information Flow Open: A key condition for good government in Micronesia Father Francis X. Hezel -- Governance, Globalisation and the PNG Media: A survival dilemma Joe R. Kanekane -- Democracy in Papua New Guinea: Challenges from a rights-based approach Orovu Sepoe -- Governance and Livelihood Realities in Solomon Islands Morgan Wairiu.
Summary "The Pacific Islands are feeling the effects of globalisation. Free trade in sugar and garments is threatening two of Fiji's key industries. At the same time other opportunities are emerging. Labour migration is growing in importance, and Pacific governments are calling for more access to Australia's labour market. Fiji has joined Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati as a remittance economy, with thousands of its citizens working overseas. Meantime, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands grapple with an older kind of globalisation in which overseas companies exploit mineral and forest resources. The Pacific Islands confront unique problems of governance in this era of globalisation. The modern, democratic state often fits awkwardly with traditional ways of doing politics in that part of the world. Just as often, politicians in the Pacific exploit tradition or invent it to serve modern political purposes. The contributors to this volume examine Pacific globalisation and governance from a wide range of perspectives. They come from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Hawai'i, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Jamaica as well as Australia."--Publisher's description
Language English.
Subject Globalization -- Oceania -- Congresses.
Oceania -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Mondialisation -- Océanie -- Congrès.
Politics & government.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Developing & Emerging Countries.
Politics and government
Indexed Term politics and government.
Genre/Form Ebook.
Conference papers and proceedings
Added Author Firth, Stewart, editor.
State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project.
Other Form: Print version: Globalisation and governance in the Pacific Islands. Canberra : ANU E Press, 2006 1920942971 (OCoLC)170884024
ISBN 9781920942984 (electronic bk.)
192094298X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459255 doi
AU@ 000041045464
AU@ 000051582629
AU@ 000058392012
AU@ 000060580760
GBVCP 1008650536
NZ1 11118231
AU@ 000073246144

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