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Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States

M. Anne Brown, editor
Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States
ISBN: 978-1-58826-505-0
ISBN: 978-1-58826-530-2
2007/347 pages/LC: 2006035990
A project of the International Peace Institute and the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

“An excellent text, very readable and well documented, and useful for classes [on] development studies, or modernization and conflict resolution at both undergraduate and graduate levels.”—Nancy J. Pollock, Pacific Affairs


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 Islands 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 for Self-Determination in Bougainville—A. Regan.
  • Development and Self-Determination in New Caledonia—P. de Deckker.
  • Conflict and Reconciliation in New Caledonia—N. McLellan.
  • Self-Determination and Autonomy: The Meanings of Freedom in West Papua—J. MacLeod.
  • External Intervention: The Solomon Islands Beyond RAMSI—C. Moore.
  • 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.