The Writing of Community By-Laws and Constitutions in Melanesia: Who? Why? Where? How?


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Miranda Forsyth

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In Brief

This In Brief explores a persistent, and perhaps intensifying, trend in parts of Melanesia for communities to write down their own rules and regulations in the form of what are called community laws, by-laws, constitutions or even ordinances.

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