Reflecting a growing awareness of the need to integrate security and development agendas in the field of conflict management, the authors of this original volume focus on the case of the Pacific Islands. In the process, they also reveal the sociopolitical diversity, cultural richness, and social resilience of a little-known region. Their work not only offers insight into the societies discussed, but also speaks to the realities of political community and state-building efforts throughout the developing world.
M. Anne Brown is research fellow at the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Queensland. She is author of Human Rights and the Borders of Suffering: The Promotion of Human Rights in International Politics.
Security and Development: Conflict and Resilience in the Pacific Island Region - M.A.Brown. Local Solutions: Security and Development in Papua New Guinea - M. Jacka. Power, Gender, and Security in Papua New Guinea - O. Sepoe. Police Reform in Papua New Guinea - A. McLeod. Development and Conflict: The Struggle over Self-Determination in Bougainville - A. Regan. Development and Self-Determination in New Caledonia - P. DeDeckker. Conflict and Reconciliation in New Caledonia - N. Maclellan. Self-Determination and Autonomy: the Meanings of Freedom in West Papua - J. MacLeod. External Intervention: The Solomon Islands Beyond RAMSI - C. Moor. The Paradox of Multiculturalism: Ethnopolitical Conflict in Fiji - S. Ratuva. Elite Conflict in Vanuatu - G. Hassall. Troubled Times: Development and Economic Crisis in Nauru - M. Quanchi. Unfinished Business: Democratic Transition in Tonga - L. Senituli. Conclusion - M.A. Brown.