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Author Moore, Clive.

Title Happy isles in crisis : the historical causes for a failing state in Solomon Islands, 1998-2004 / Clive Moore
Published Canberra, A.C.T. : Asia Pacific Press, [2004]


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 W'PONDS  320.99593 Moo/Hii  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 265 pages ; 21 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1 An overview of the Solomon Islands crisis 1 -- 2 Government, politics and civil society, 1893-2000 25 -- 3 Fish, oil palm, timber and gold: the economy, 1970s-1990s 68 -- 4 Liberating Guadalcanal: the Isatabu Freedom Movement and -- the Malaitan refugees, 1998-2000 93 -- 5 The Eagle has landed: the Malaita Eagle Force, -- January-June 2000 123 -- 6 The incredible sinking nation: Manasseh Sogavare's government, -- June 2000-December 2001 137 -- 7 Rescuing a failing state: the government of Sir Allan Kemakeza, -- 2001-2004 177 -- 8 Conclusion: RAMSI-the aftermath 212
Summary Traces the deep historical roots of the crisis in discontent, disaffection and dissatisfaction among the sometimes-disparate communities of the Solomon Islands over land and resources, the complex entwinement of traditional culture and modern society, poor governance and poor economic performance
Analysis Failed states
Solomon Islands
Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands
Economic conditions
Political conditions
Social conditions
Humanitarian intervention
20th Century history (c 1914+) (Australia,Solomon Islands)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 229-253
Subject Melanesia -- Politics and government.a
Melanesia -- History.
Melanesia -- Politics and government.
Melanesia -- Economic conditions.
Melanesia -- Social conditions.
Author Australian National University. Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government.
LC no. 2005440611
ISBN 0731537092
9780731537099 paperback