Pim's Pacific

Stories from the South Seas

Author: Pacific Islands Monthly

Publisher: [Sydney] Pacific Publications [1965]


Category: Oceania

Page: 223

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The Pacific Island States

Security and Sovereignty in the Post-Cold War World

Author: S. Henningham,Velibor Bobo Kovac

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230372430

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 7444


In the volatile post-Cold War era, the small, vulnerable states of the Pacific Islands region face several challenges to their security and sovereignty. This book focuses on these challenges, as part of an examination of security and defence issues in the region. It considers trends and issues over the last decade, and the uncertain prospects over the next. The book emphasizes political, diplomatic, and military matters, including the role of external powers, but also considers environmental, economic, and resources issues.

Artistic Heritage in a Changing Pacific

Author: Philip John Crosskey Dark,Roger G. Rose

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824815738

Category: Art

Page: 261

View: 7476


The title of the volume is also that of the Pacific Arts Association's Fourth International Symposium on Arts in the Pacific, held at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, in August 1989. Twenty-two diverse papers address various aspects of preserving artistic heritage and commuting that heritage to modern

Tradition Versus Democracy in the South Pacific

Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa

Author: Stephanie Lawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521496384

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 7489


This study analyzes the ways in which political elites use the idea of "tradition" to legitimize certain practices and institutions. Within this framework, case studies focus on constitutional development and the chiefly power in Fiji, the monarchy and the Pro-Democracy Movement in Tonga, and the political issues surrounding the move to universal suffrage in Western Samoa. The book provides a critical approach to the political implications of romanticizing non-Western cultural traditions, especially in terms of democratic development.

The Pacific Islands

An Encyclopedia

Author: Brij V. Lal,Kate Fortune

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824822651

Category: History

Page: 664

View: 6467


An encyclopaedia of information on major aspects of Pacific life, including the physical environment, peoples, history, politics, economy, society and culture. The CD-ROM contains hyperlinks between section titles and sections, a library of all the maps in the encyclopaedia, and a photo library.