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Pacific ways : government and politics in the Pacific Islands / edited by Stephen Levine.

Contributor(s): Levine, Stephen I [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Edition: Second edition.Description: 416 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776560684.Subject(s): Islands of the Pacific -- Politics and government | Oceania -- Politics and governmentDDC classification: 320.995
Contents:
Introduction / Stephen Levine -- American Samoa / J. Robert Shaffer & Cheryl Hunter -- Australia / Nigel S. Roberts -- Cook Islands / Phillipa Webb -- Federated States of Micronesia / Glenn Petersen & Zag Puas -- Fiji / Robert Norton -- French Polynesia / Lorenz Gonschor -- Guam / Kelly G. Marsh & Tyrone J. Taitano -- Kiribati / Takuia Uakeia -- Marshall Islands / David W. Kupferman -- Nauru / Max Quanchi -- New Caledonia / Nic Maclellan -- New Zealand / Stephen Levine -- Niue / Salote Talagi -- Northern Mariana Islands / Frank Quimby -- Palau / Wouter Veenendaal -- Papua New Guinea / Vergil Narokobi -- Pitcairn / Peter Clegg -- Rapa Nui/Easter Island / Forrest Wade Young -- Samoa / Iati Iati -- Solomon Islands / Gordon Leua Nanau -- Timor-Leste /East Timor / Michael Leach -- Tokelau / Kelihiano Kalolo -- Tonga / Steven Ratuva -- Tuvalu / Jack Corbett & Jon Fraenkel -- Vanuatu / Marc Lanteigne -- Wallis and Futuna / Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai -- West Papua / Gregory B. Poling -- Conclusion : Political Institutions in the Pacific Islands / Jon Fraenkel.
Summary: "The first edition of Pacific Ways helped to redress this balance by providing the kind of information for the Pacific that is readily available for nations in other parts of the globe: their politics, historical background and colonial experience, constitutional frameworks, political institutions, political parties, elections and electoral systems, and problems and prospects. It covered all regions - Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia - and all countries, irrespective of their size or political status. The second edition updates the information on all of the countries and territories in the first edition, and adds two more: West Papua, administered as part of Indonesia, and East Timor/Timor-Leste. Many of the chapters have been written by new authors, providing new perspectives on the Pacific's diverse approaches to the fundamental problems of power and political choice common to all societies"--Publisher information.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Pacific region contains a highly diverse and fascinating range of countries, from the large nations of Australia and Papua New Guinea to the tiny, isolated islands of Pitcairn and Rapa Nui. However, the literature on the politics of the Pacific Islands remains much slimmer than for other regions. The first edition of Pacific Ways helped to redress this balance by providing the kind of information for the Pacific that is readily available for nations in other parts of the globe: their politics, historical background and colonial experience, constitutional frameworks, political institutions, political parties, elections and electoral systems, and problems and prospects. It covered all regions - Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia - and all countries, irrespective of their size or political status. The second edition updates the information on all of the countries and territories in the first edition, and adds two more: West Papua, administered as part of Indonesia, and East Timor/Timor-Leste. Many of the chapters have been written by new authors, providing new perspectives on the Pacific's diverse approaches to the fundamental problems of power and political choice common to all societies. Contributors: Peter Clegg, Jack Corbett, Jon Fraenkel, Lorenz Gonschor, Cheryl Hunter, Iati Iati, Keli Kalolo, David Kupferman, Marc Lanteigne, Michael Leach, Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai, Stephen Levine, Kelly Marsh, Nic Maclellan, Gordon Nanau, Vergil Narakobi, Robert Norton, Glenn Petersen, Gregory B. Poling, Zag Puas, Max Quanchi, Frank Quimby, Steven Ratuva, Nigel S. Roberts, J. Robert Shaffer, Tyrone Taitano, Salote Talagi, Takuia Uakeia, Wouter Veenendaal, Phillipa Webb, Forrest Wade Young New Zealand.

Maps on lining papers.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction / Stephen Levine -- Country studies : American Samoa / J. Robert Shaffer & Cheryl Hunter -- Australia / Nigel S. Roberts -- Cook Islands / Phillipa Webb -- Federated States of Micronesia / Glenn Petersen & Zag Puas -- Fiji / Robert Norton -- French Polynesia / Lorenz Gonschor -- Guam / Kelly G. Marsh & Tyrone J. Taitano -- Kiribati / Takuia Uakeia -- Marshall Islands / David W. Kupferman -- Nauru / Max Quanchi -- New Caledonia / Nic Maclellan -- New Zealand / Stephen Levine -- Niue / Salote Talagi -- Northern Mariana Islands / Frank Quimby -- Palau / Wouter Veenendaal -- Papua New Guinea / Vergil Narokobi -- Pitcairn / Peter Clegg -- Rapa Nui/Easter Island / Forrest Wade Young -- Samoa / Iati Iati -- Solomon Islands / Gordon Leua Nanau -- Timor-Leste /East Timor / Michael Leach -- Tokelau / Kelihiano Kalolo -- Tonga / Steven Ratuva -- Tuvalu / Jack Corbett & Jon Fraenkel -- Vanuatu / Marc Lanteigne -- Wallis and Futuna / Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai -- West Papua / Gregory B. Poling -- Conclusion : Political Institutions in the Pacific Islands / Jon Fraenkel.

"The first edition of Pacific Ways helped to redress this balance by providing the kind of information for the Pacific that is readily available for nations in other parts of the globe: their politics, historical background and colonial experience, constitutional frameworks, political institutions, political parties, elections and electoral systems, and problems and prospects. It covered all regions - Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia - and all countries, irrespective of their size or political status. The second edition updates the information on all of the countries and territories in the first edition, and adds two more: West Papua, administered as part of Indonesia, and East Timor/Timor-Leste. Many of the chapters have been written by new authors, providing new perspectives on the Pacific's diverse approaches to the fundamental problems of power and political choice common to all societies"--Publisher information.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface to the second edition (p. 9)
  • Introduction (p. 13)
  • Country Studies
  • American Samoa (p. 19)
  • Australia (p. 29)
  • Cook Islands (p. 40)
  • Federated Slates of Micronesia (p. 59)
  • Fiji (p. 71)
  • French Polynesia (p. 91)
  • Guam (p. 107)
  • Kiribati (p. 118)
  • Marshall Islands (p. 132)
  • Nauru (p. 148)
  • New Caledonia (p. 163)
  • New Zealand (p. 177)
  • Niue (p. 188)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (p. 202)
  • Palau (p. 219)
  • Papua New Guinea (p. 229)
  • Pitcairn (p. 247)
  • Rapa Nui / Easter Island (p. 257)
  • Samoa (p. 274)
  • Solomon Islands (p. 291)
  • Timor-Leste / East Timor (p. 312)
  • Tokelau (p. 325)
  • Tonga (p. 337)
  • Tuvalu (p. 350)
  • Vanuatu (p. 361)
  • Wallis and Futuna (p. 372)
  • West Papua (p. 384)
  • Conclusion: Political Institutions in the Pacific Islands (p. 395)