Governance and reform in the South Pacific

Publisher: National Centre for Development Studies, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University in Canberra

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Peter Larmour.
SeriesState society and governance in Melanesia, Pacific policy paper,, no. 23, Pacific policy papers ;, no. 23.
ContributionsLarmour, Peter., Australian National University. National Centre for Development Studies.
LC ClassificationsJQ5995 .G68 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 326 p. ;
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL475285M
ISBN 100731523474
LC Control Number98200155

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This book is about issues of'governance' and 'good government' in the South Pacific, where small, mostly democratic, developing countries are relatively dependent on foreign by: Governance and Reform in the South Pacific begins to subject the issue of ‘good governance’ in the Pacific to the scrutiny that it deserves.

It is a collection of thirteen essays, each by different academics or planners, on various aspects of governance in four Pacific Island countries.

governance with participatory development, democratisation and economic liberalisation (Takasugi ). This book is about issues of' governance' and 'good government' in the South Pacific, a region of small developing countries which are still relatively dependent on foreign aid.

Issues of good governance Cited by: The South Pacific Island countries cannot divorce themselves from the overall thrust of these issues.

The paper argues that their geography, unique socioeconomic features and global political situation must determine their reform agenda. Issues which are appropriate for other countries may not necessarily be the best option for by:   The Pacific Islands Forum was founded as the South Pacific Forum in Since then, it has expanded its membership and power to become the major institutional site for the negotiation and implementation of regional agreements (for example on fishing).

Brown, J. ClokeNeoliberal reform, governance and corruption in the South: assessing. Book Description This volume examines environmental law and governance in the Pacific, focusing on the emerging challenges this region faces.

The Pacific is home to some of the world’s most astonishing biological and cultural diversity. Examining the political economy of the Pacific island countries within different disciplinary frameworks, this report discusses success factors behind economic reform and investigates how politics, economics, and culture can interact to discourage change, lead to poor governance and growth, and encourage corruption.

THE EXISTENCE OF LAW REFORM COMMISSIONS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC In the South Pacific, law reform agencies have been established in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

In Vanuatu the Law Commission has never been constituted. In Samoa a Commission was established in but has never been formalized. Governance and reform in the South Pacific book   There was a time when Australia lectured the Pacific. John Howard said in that Australia had a “special responsibility” to help the Pacific but that we sought “reforms and better governance as conditions of that assistance.” Those days must seem a long time ago to the current Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has been attending this year’s Pacific Island Forum in.

Larmour, P. () ‘Governance, Governmentality and South Pacific Aid’, in P. Larmour (ed.), Governance and Good Government: Policy and Implementation in the South Pacific (Canberra: National Centre for Development Studies), pp. 11– Google Scholar. The Pacific Islands confront unique problems of governance in this era of globalisation.

The modern, democratic state often fits awkwardly with traditional ways of doing politics in that part of the world. Just as often, politicians in the Pacific exploit tradition or invent it to serve modern political purposes.

Wednesday 23 November. Opening. Eric Colvin (Head of University of the South Pacific School of Law) Podcast. Kalkot Mataskelekele (Vanuatu Ombudsman and former President of the Republic of Vanuatu) Podcast. Eric Kwa (Secretary PNG Law Reform Commission) Powerpoint Podcast.

Constitutions & custom. Miranda Forsyth (ANU) Custom authorities inside and outside of constitutions in the Pacific. Pacific Island governments and regional institutions have embraced the conventional wisdom that economic reform and globalisation are good for the region.

Heavily dependent on globalising aid donors, they could hardly do otherwise. F rom the g overnm ents of the P acific. Modernisation and Development in the South Pacific Vijay Naidu 7 SECTION 2: CORRUPTION 2. Corruption Robert Hughes 35 3. Governance, Legitimacy and the Rule of Law in the South Pacific Graham Hassall 51 4.

The Vanuatu Ombudsman Edward R. Hill 71 SECTION 3: CUSTOMARY LAW 5. Custom Then and Now: The Changing Melanesian Family Jean G. Zorn 95 6. About this book Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Finance, Technology and Law Reform Achieving the SDGs requires a fundamental rethink from businesses and governments across the globe.

To make the ambitious goals a reality, trillions of dollars need to be harnessed to mobilise finance and accelerate progress towards the SDGs. By Stephen Howes. There was a time when the Australia lectured the Pacific.

John Howard said in that Australia had a “special responsibility” to help the Pacific but that we sought “reforms and better governance as conditions of that assistance.” Those days must seem a long time ago to the current Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has been attending this year’s.

Governance 98/2 This paper examines good governance and administrative reform issues in 12 South Pacific Island countries.1, 2 The paper concludes that to be effective, reform measures must specifically relate to the country's geography, history, society and economy, and should not blindly follow other countries.

Pacific Island countries vary. 'Good governance', 'rule of law', 'strengthening access to justice' and 'land reform' are currently high on the agenda of governments and donors in the South Pacific region. Law reform is often presented as a remedy to political instability, corruption, disappointing economic growth, and conflict.

is poor governance exacerbated by the effects of civil conflicts and political instability in some of the PICs (e.g. Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu).

Corruption, due to a lack of and/or weak transparency and accountability is often cited as one of the key reasons for poor governance. The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project at the Australian National University organised a conference on globalisation and governance in the Pacific Islands in Octoberand this volume brings together the papers delivered by the participants, who came from Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Hawai’i, New Zealand.

Governance, corruption, and conflict Un i t e d St a t e S in S t i t U t e o f Pe a c e Washington, D.C. Study Guide Series on Peace and Conflict 1 Governance, Corruption, and Conflict Table of Contents Preface 2 Introduction 4 Corruption 4 Corruption, Society, and Governance 9. In order to contribute to the development of a Pacific Leadership Program, this report examines: 1.

The concepts of culture, leadership and good governance, 2. Leadership in Melanesia, Micronesia & Polynesia, and 3. The intersections between local leadership practices and the requirements of good governance in the Pacific.

The Pacific Islands are highly diverse in political status, population, development, migration prospects, and potential for instability. Resilience is most under challenge in western Melanesia: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu are states-in-formation characterised by extraordinary linguistic and group diversity giving rise to weak consciousness of nationhood.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

China’s Role in the Pacific Islands Region - Zhang 45 China’s Growing Presence in the South Pacific China’s growing presence in the Pacific Islands region is first and foremost demonstrated by its substantial aid activities.

While the PRC has a long his - tory of providing aid to the region, dating back to the s, it is over the last. State of the environment in the South Pacific. [Geneva, Switzerland]: UNEP, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Arthur L Dahl; I L Baumgart; South Pacific Commission.; South Pacific Bureau for Economic Cooperation.; United Nations.

In some Pacific nations, there are signs reform may not be too far away. Palau, Nauru and the Cook Islands, all told the UN Human Rights Council, inthat they are willing to repeal their laws that criminalize homosexuality (although this has not yet happened).

Fiji The University of the South Pacific (USP) The crisis situation at USP is still ongoing, and I know the political background and personalities more superficially.

As co-chair of the Pacific Islands University Network, which we set up inI visited USP regularly which hosted the secretariat of the network. Joseph was a lecturer for ten years at the University of the South Pacific. He has undertaken research on customary land tenure, climate change and natural disaster displacements and relocation, urban land, land reform, constitutional, and governance issues in the Pacific.

The state, society and governance in Melanesia program at ANU (SSGM) is devoted to the study of the Melanesian peoples and their countries – Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji – and constitutes the largest concentration of research expertise on Melanesia in the world.

Books by SSGM scholars encompass studies of the history, anthropology and. ICZM, seen through EGT: points of attention for coastal governance reform.

The experiences with ICZM, which followed roughly the same reasoning, and our analysis of the coastal condition, show however a few other things which EGT elucidates: – New forms of governance (coastal governance) cannot disregard existing forms and their. A decade ago, then-U.S. President Barack Obama billed himself as the “first Pacific president” and announced, several years later, a foreign-policy “pivot to Asia.”But the pivot proved.