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A Kind of Mending

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ISBN: 9781921666834 Year: Pages: 308 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459350 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law
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With their rich traditions of conflict resolution and peacemaking, the Pacific Islands provide a fertile environment for developing new approaches to crime and conflict. Interactions between formal justice systems and informal methods of dispute resolution contain useful insights for policy makers and others interested in socially attuned resolutions to the problems of order that are found increasingly in the Pacific Islands as elsewhere. Contributors to this volume include Pacific Islanders from Vanuatu, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea including Bougainville, as well as outsiders with a longstanding interest in the region. They come from a variety of backgrounds and include criminal justice practitioners, scholars, traditional leaders and community activists. The chapters deal with conflict in a variety of contexts, from interpersonal disputes within communities to large-scale conflicts between communities. This is a book not only of stories but also of practical models that combine different traditions in creative ways and that offer the prospect of building more sustainable resolutions to crime and conflict.

Transcending the Culture–Nature Divide in Cultural Heritage

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Book Series: Terra Australis ISBN: 9781922144041 9781922144058 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_462201 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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While considerable research and on-ground project work focuses on the interface between Indigenous/local people and nature conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, the interface between these people and cultural heritage conservation has not received the same attention. This collection brings together papers on the current mechanisms in place in the region to conserve cultural heritage values. It will provide an overview of the extent to which local communities have been engaged in assessing the significance of this heritage and conserving it. It will address the extent to which management regimes have variously allowed, facilitated or obstructed continuing cultural engagement with heritage places and landscapes, and discuss the problems agencies experience with protection and management of cultural heritage places.

Political Parties in the Pacific Islands

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ISBN: 9781921313769 Year: Pages: 229 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459447 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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While political parties remain an indispensable institutional framework for representation and governance in a democracy, the democracies of many Pacific Islands nations are undermined by the weakness and inefficacy of their local political parties. Addressing the implications of the lack of established party systems across the Pacific, this collection seeks to illuminate the underlying assumptions and suppositions behind the importance of coherent and effective parties to overall democratic functioning.

Focusing on the political systems of East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa, the coherent structure of the volume makes it consistently useful as both an articulate analytical text and a reference tool concerning the political composition, history and direction of Pacific states.

Featuring contributions from scholars who are familiar names to even the most casual of Pacificists, Political Parties in the Pacific is the benchmark reference work on the political parties of the Pacific: an invaluable resource for students, scholars and researchers of the Pacific and international politics.

Culture and Sustainable Development in the Pacific

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ISBN: 192094222X Year: Pages: 227 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458927 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Ethnology
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Sustainable development; Social life; Customs; Civilazation; Pacific area

Pacific Islands Regional Integration and Governance

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ISBN: 192094253X Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459431 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics
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Economic policy; Economic integration; Foreign economic relations; Pacific area

Migration and Transnationalism

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ISBN: 9781921536915 Year: Pages: 230 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459370 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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Pacific Islanders have engaged in transnational practices since their first settlement of the many islands in the region. As they moved beyond the Pacific and settled in nations such as New Zealand, the U.S. and Australia these practices intensified and over time have profoundly shaped both home and diasporic communities. This edited volume begins with a detailed account of this history and the key issues in Pacific migration and transnationalism today. The papers that follow present a range of case studies that maintain this focus on both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each of the contributors goes beyond a narrowly economic focus to present the human face of migration and transnationalism; exploring questions of cultural values and identity, transformations in kinship, intergenerational change and the impact on home communities. Pacific migration and transnationalism are addressed in this volume in the context of increasing globalisation and growing concerns about the future social, political and economic security of the Pacific region. As the case studies presented here show, the future of the Pacific depends in many ways on the ties diasporic Islanders maintain with their homelands.

Passage of Change

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ISBN: 9781921666896 Year: Pages: 357 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459434 Language: English
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Subject: Political Science
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Numerous issues face Pacific states trying to find their way in the early 21st century. Countries are striving to secure the benefits of modernisation. Governance, law and order are needed to reach such a goal, but development cannot be at the price of culture or the environment. The question of how to develop and maintain sound legal systems and legal rules whilst maintaining the unique cultural heritages within the Pacific is a challenge with no easy answer. This interdisciplinary collection locates issues of law and governance within the particular socio-political context of the Pacific island region, presenting sociological, anthropological and political insights alongside jurisprudential analysis. Key issues including corruption, the role of customary law in modern legal systems, the place of human rights in the Pacific, environmental issues and the structure of the state are explored from a variety of perspectives.

The Military and Democracy in Asia and the Pacific

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ISBN: 9781920942007 Year: Pages: 197 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459372 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Politics and government; Militarism; Civil supremacy over the military; Democracy; Asia; Pacific area

Pacific Regional Order

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ISBN: 9781920942465 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459432 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics
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National security; Economic aspects; Economic policy; Economic integration; Foreign relations; Pacific area

The Spanish Lake

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ISBN: 9781920942168 Year: Pages: 372 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459544 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Discovery; Exploration; Civilization; Economic conditions; European influences; History; Spain; Latin america; Pacific area

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