Solomon Islands

Intellectual Property Policy in Solomon Islands: Who is Really Playing the Tune?

This In Brief explores the drivers behind intellectual property policy in the Pacific Islands region through examining World Intellectual Property Day 2015 in

The Long Election: When Do We Stop Observing?

This In Brief reflects on an incident of political intimidation that occurred after the November 2014 Solomon Islands national election. From this incident it is clear that the local effects of

Sustaining the Gains in Post-RAMSI Solomon Islands

The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) recently concluded at an estimated cost to Australia of AU$2.6 billion between 2003 and 2013. RAMSI was originally conceived in

Constituency Development Funds in Solomon Islands: State of Play

Constituency development funds (CDFs) are attracting an increasing level of academic attention internationally (see Baskin and Mezey 2014). To

A Day in the Life of a Member of Parliament in Solomon Islands

This Discussion Paper is based on a seminar delivered on 4 April 2016 by the Hon. Rick Hou MP, which was organised by SSGM.

After the floods: Urban displacement, lessons from Solomon Islands

This In Brief documents the challenges government authorities — the Honiara City Council (HCC) and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey (MLHS) — faced when they created a new subdivision for t

Economic Transition in Solomon Islands

After a decade of post-conflict stabilisation and recovery efforts — during which RAMSI played a key role in peacekeeping, policing, justice and economic management — responsibility for internation

‘Beyond Next Tomorrow’: An Examination of Urban Male Youth in Solomon Islands (Thesis Proposal Review)

Accounts of male urban youth within Solomon Islands, like much of Melanesia, frequently tend towards apocryphal depictions of listless, troublesome and disengaged young men. Similar to other post-conflict, developing states, a large and growing cohort of undereducated and underemployed urban males is often associated with prospective instability and violence. However, few studies in Melanesia have attempted to transfer to the page the rich, grounded, candid, and often contradictory, stories of young male urbanites.

State Absence and State Formation in Solomon Islands: Reflections on Agency, Scale and Hybridity

This article engages ethnographic research on perceptions of disputation, justice and security in rural Solomon Islands to reflect on issues of agency, power


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