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Pac.DU850.P64 2008
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TITLE: Politics and state building in Solomon Islands / Sinclair Dinnen and Stewart Firth (eds.)
PUBLISHED: Canberra : ANU E Press ; Asia Pacific Press, 2008.
DESCRIPTION: xvi, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references and index.
NOTES: Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history. Contributors examine what happened when unrest engulfed the capital of the small
NOTES: Melanesian country in the aftermath of the 2006 national elections, and consider what these events show about the Solomon Islands political system,
NOTES: the influence of Asian interests in business and politics, and why the crisis is best understood in the context of the country’s volatile blend of traditional and modern politics.
NOTES: Until the disturbances of April 2006 and subsequent deterioration in bilateral relations between Australia and Solomon Islands under the Sogavare government, experts had hailed the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as an unqualified success. Some saw it as a model for ‘cooperative intervention´in ‘failing states´worldwide.
NOTES: Following these developments success seems less certain and aspects of the RAMSI model appear flawed. Using the case of Solomon Islands, this book raises fundamental questions about the nature of ‘cooperative intervention as a vehicle for state building,
NOTES: asking whether it should be construed as a mainly technical endeavour or whether it is unavoidably a political undertaking with political consequences.
NOTES: Providing a critical but balanced analysis,Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands has important implications for the wider debate about international state-
NOTES: building interventions in ‘failed´and ‘failing´states.Also available via World Wide Web.Dilemmas of intervention and the building of state and nation --Politics of disorder:
NOTES: the social unrest of Honiara -- No m ore walkabout long Chinatown: Asian involvement in the economic and political process --Westminster meets Solomons in the Honiara riots -- Rainbows across the mountains: the first post-
NOTES: RAMSI general elections --The impact of RAMSI on the 2006 elections -- RAMSI - the way ahead --Kastom and theocracy:a reflection on governance from the uttermost part of the world --
NOTES: The coup nobody noticed: the Solomon Islands Western state movement in 2000 --Crisis in Solomon islands: foraging for new directions.
SUBJECT: Solomon Islands--Politics and government.
SUBJECT: Political science.
SUBJECT: Solomon Islands.
ADDED ENTRY: Dinnen, Sinclair.
ADDED ENTRY: Firth, Stewart.

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