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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) the contemporary pacific · 21:1 (2009) Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States, edited by M Anne Brown. London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007. isbn cloth, 978-158826-505-0; paper, 978-1-58826530-2; x + 347 pages, tables, figures, map, notes, references, index. Cloth, us$59.95; paper, us$24.50. Security and development are important issues in the contemporary Pacific Islands region. While these problems have long featured in discussions about the region, they have become more prominent in the past two decades, especially in light of the push for economic liberalization and the violent conflicts that have occurred in some Island countries and territories. The coups in Fiji, the violence associated with the demands for self-determination in New Caledonia and West Papua, the Bougainville crisis, the civil unrests in Solomon Islands, and the politically motivated riot in Tonga are some examples of violent conflicts in the region. Poor economic management and indigent social conditions are also matters of concern. Security and development in the region have also been influenced by global events and trends. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, for example, Pacific Island countries have become important in the war against international terrorism. Furthermore, socioeconomic developments 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)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 21 (1) – Feb 11, 2008

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the contemporary pacific · 21:1 (2009) Security and Development in the Pacific Islands: Social Resilience in Emerging States, edited by M Anne Brown. London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007. isbn cloth, 978-158826-505-0; paper, 978-1-58826530-2; x + 347 pages, tables, figures, map, notes, references, index. Cloth, us$59.95; paper, us$24.50. Security and development are important issues in the contemporary Pacific Islands region. While these problems have long featured in discussions about the region, they have become more prominent in the past two decades, especially in light of the push for economic liberalization and the violent conflicts that have occurred in some Island countries and territories. The coups in Fiji, the violence associated with the demands for self-determination in New Caledonia and West Papua, the Bougainville crisis, the civil unrests in Solomon Islands, and the politically motivated riot in Tonga are some examples of violent conflicts in the region. Poor economic management and indigent social conditions are also matters of concern. Security and development in the region have also been influenced by global events and trends. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, for example, Pacific Island countries have become important in the war against international terrorism. Furthermore, socioeconomic developments

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