Melanesia

IB2016/36 Improving Women’s Electoral Chances through an Evidence-Based Approach: Temporary Special Measures and Institutional Approaches

This is the third 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

IB2016/35 Improving Women’s Electoral Chances through an Evidence-Based Approach: Supporting Aspiring Women Candidates Better?

This is the second 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’,

Urban Melanesia: Insights from the European Society for Oceanists

The 2015 European Society for Oceanists conference was one of the largest-ever gatherings of scholars of the Pacific. This In Brief reviews the day-long session on Urban Melanesia, convened by two

Supporting Elections in Melanesia

Given the need for ongoing donor support, this In Brief reviews lessons learned in the provision of electoral assistance in Melanesia. It takes into

Urban Politics in Melanesia: Shallow Roots

This In Brief considers why the rapid growth of cities is failing to translate into greater political pressure for urban investment and more equitable representation.

The Mood in Melanesia after the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands

Melanesia is becoming a region of many partners, expanding diplomatic options and a new sense of independence.

Urban jungles

Instead of urging settlers in Melanesia’s expanding townships to go back to their villages, governments and aid agencies should plan for the urban future, writes DANIEL EVANS.

State of the Pacific 2015 - book launch day 1

We are pleased to be launching a series of books edited and authored by SSGM Scholars during the State of the Pacific 2015 Conference.

Developing Insecurity: Sorcery, Witchcraft and Melanesian Economic Development

There are compelling reasons for development practitioners to see sorcery and witchcraft as a serious human rights issue, particularly when it leads to accus

The emergent middle classes in Timor-Leste and Melanesia: Conceptual issues and developmental significance

The emergence of a middle class has been identified as an important factor driving economic and political transitions in Asia and Africa.

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