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

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 t

Elections Trends in Melanesia and Prospects for the 2014 Solomon Islands Elections

With Solomon Islands due to go to the polls in late 2014, it is timely to reflect on how elections in Melanesia are trending, and what we might expect with t

Developing Young Women’s Collective Action in Vanuatu

Over the past year, I have conducted 38 interviews with young, educated women in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Chiefly Power in Southern Vanuatu

SSGM Discussion Paper

A Coup that failed? Recent Political Events in Vanuatu

When Vanuatu conducted its fourth postindependence general election, in November last year, more was at stake perhaps than in any previous election.

Alternative Development Paradigms in Vanuatu and Beyond

Vanuatu held a week-long public forum in June 2014 as a step towards creating its National Sustainable Development Plan 2016–2030 (NSPD).


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