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Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States (review)

Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States (review) 194 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) that have increasingly plagued the Security and Development in the country since independence in 1979, a Pacifi c Islands: Social Resilience in few years after he left. Yet his informa- Emerging States, edited by M Anne tive account of the local administrative Brown. London: Lynne Rienner system concludes with little more than Publishers, 2007. isbn cloth, 978-1- a critique of the premature imposi- 58826-505-0; paper, 978-1-58826- tion of independence on a country 530-2; x + 347 pages, tables, fi gures, divided by social and political paro- map, notes, references, index. Cloth, chialism, under “big man” leadership us$59.95; paper, us$24.50. that prioritizes loyalties to family and clan. He certainly has the evidence to Security and development are impor- provide a more thorough critique of tant issues in the contemporary Pacifi c colonial economic, social, and politi- Islands region. While these problems cal development policies, which might have long featured in discussions indeed explain many of the country’s about the region, they have become recent problems, and he seems also to more prominent in the past two have opinions that might incline him decades, especially in light of the push to do so. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States (review)

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2009 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

194 the contemporary pacifi c • 21:1 (2009) that have increasingly plagued the Security and Development in the country since independence in 1979, a Pacifi c Islands: Social Resilience in few years after he left. Yet his informa- Emerging States, edited by M Anne tive account of the local administrative Brown. London: Lynne Rienner system concludes with little more than Publishers, 2007. isbn cloth, 978-1- a critique of the premature imposi- 58826-505-0; paper, 978-1-58826- tion of independence on a country 530-2; x + 347 pages, tables, fi gures, divided by social and political paro- map, notes, references, index. Cloth, chialism, under “big man” leadership us$59.95; paper, us$24.50. that prioritizes loyalties to family and clan. He certainly has the evidence to Security and development are impor- provide a more thorough critique of tant issues in the contemporary Pacifi c colonial economic, social, and politi- Islands region. While these problems cal development policies, which might have long featured in discussions indeed explain many of the country’s about the region, they have become recent problems, and he seems also to more prominent in the past two have opinions that might incline him decades, especially in light of the push to do so.

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 11, 2009

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