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Law and order issues feature prominently in public debate in Papua New Guinea. Concerns centre around criminal violence and the limited effectiveness of state controls.
This report covers the research undertaken as part of
the project, Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship
between Women’s Economic Empowerment and
The relationship between customary land tenure and ‘modern’ forms of landed property has been a major political issue in the ‘Spearhead’ states of Melanesia since the late colonial period, and is e
Melanesia is characterised by complex interactions among land and natural resource uses, legal and political institutions, and interest groups.
Political instability, in the form of frequent motions of no confidence, has become a major source of concern in the years after independence in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
This Discussion Paper looks at the shifting media landscapes in four Melanesian countries in 2015 — Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
China’s declared foreign policy of ‘non-interference’ is contradicted
by its actions in recent times. Beyond activities in the East and South
This is the last In Brief of a series of eight developed as background
papers for a three-day workshop titled ‘Improving women’s
electoral chances through an evidence-based approach’, hosted
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