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Pacific-related publications (including multimedia material)

PIF Secretariat – Briefing documents for SIDS 2014

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. It will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development … Continue reading

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IISD complete coverage of SIDS meetings (1993-2012)

For the past two decades, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) “has provided the main source of information regarding intergovernmental negotiations and activities to develop and implement sustainable development policy in small island developing States (SIDS). Its Earth Negotiations Bulletin reports … Continue reading

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Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania (Research in Economic Anthropology, Volume 33)

by Fiona McCormack and Kate Barclay, published by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania emerged from a conversation on the e-mail listserv of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO-Net) and a subsequent working session … Continue reading

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France in the South Pacific

by Denise Fisher, Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies, Research School of Humanities & the Arts College of Arts and Social Sciences. This publication is now available in  PDF View Online ePub mobi or print copy formats from ANU Epress. France is a … Continue reading

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Securing Village Life: Development in Late Colonial Papua New Guinea

by Scott MacWilliam, Visiting Fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project (SSGM) in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. This publication is now available in  PDF View Online ePub mobi. Securing Village Life: Development in Late Colonial Papua New Guinea examines … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands – Country partnership strategy for the period FY2013-2017 (English)

The World Bank’s first full Country Partnership Strategy for the Solomon Islands, covering the period 2013-2017, is now available.

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Improved silvicultural management of Endospermum medullosum (whitewood) for enhanced plantation forestry outcomes in Vanuatu

Final Report for project FST/2005/089: Improved silvicultural management of Endospermum medullosum (whitewood) for enhanced plantation forestry outcomes in Vanuatu
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BLUE MARBLE – The Pacific in the post-2015 development agenda

BLUE MARBLE – The Pacific in the post-2015 development agenda, the latest “Discussion Starter” from the Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP), is a wide-ranging document that “investigates the need for a new perspective on development, one which encompasses peace-building, … Continue reading

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Pacific Missionary George Brown 1835-1917: Wesleyan Methodist Church

by Margaret Reeson. This publication is now available in  PDF View Online ePub mobi or print copy formats from ANU Epress. George Brown (1835-1917) was many things during his long life; leader in the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Australasia, explorer, linguist, political activist, apologist for the … Continue reading

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Papua New Guinea Health Workforce Crisis: A Call to Action

The latest World Bank report, Papua New Guinea Health Workforce Crisis: A Call to Action, “documents for the first time in over a decade the current stock of the publicly financed health workforce in PNG and their characteristics and deployment across the … Continue reading

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Education in Pacific Island States: Reflections on the Failure of ‘Grand Remedies’

by Victor Levine, Pacific Islands Policy, No. 8, East-West Center, Honolulu (2013) [PDF]. “Victor Levine asks a fundamental question of increasing importance to a globalizing region: How can Pacific Island states provide decent public education to their children? Based on … Continue reading

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Politics, development and security in Oceania

Edited by David Hegarty and Darrell Tryon. This publication, Volume 7 in the Studies in State and Society in the Pacific series, is now available in  PDF View Online ePub mobi or print copy formats from ANU Epress. “The chapters in this volume canvass political … Continue reading

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Kago, Kastom and Kalja: The Study of Indigenous Movements in Melanesia Today (Cahiers du Credo) (Volume 2)

Edited by Marc Tabani and Marcellin Abong, Pacific-Credo Publications (April 2013). [purchase through Amazon.com] “This volume, bringing together six ethnographic papers and an epilogue first presented at ASAO sessions in 2009 (Santa Cruz) and 2010 Alexandria), includes a wealth of … Continue reading

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Engendering objects: Dynamics of Barkcloth and Gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea by

This new book by Anna-Karina Hermkens is now available through Sidestone Press. “Engendering objects explores social and cultural dynamics among Maisin people in Collingwood Bay (Papua New Guinea) through the lens of material culture. Focusing upon the visually stimulating decorated barkcloths … Continue reading

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Human Rights Handbook for Journalists in East Timor (Manuál Direitus Umanus ba Jornalista sira iha Timor-Leste)

[Tetum summary in italics below.] The Human Rights Handbook for Journalists in Timor-Leste is designed to take the reader through some valuable background on human rights principles, provide local context on the human rights situation in Timor-Leste as well as … Continue reading

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