Solomon Islands

Political Settlement in Solomon Islands: A Political Economic Basis for Stability after RAMSI? | Political Settlement: Part 3

Political settlements and pacts now feature prominentlyin donor narratives about transitions from conflict andinstitutional fragility to peace and prosperity (Hickey2013). Ten years after the Regional Assistance Missionto Solomon Islands (RAMSI) intervention, politicalsettlement analysis offers fresh perspective on corequestions: Are governing arrangements in SolomonIslands stable and sustainable? Where might they beineffective and vulnerable?

The Concept of Political Settlement in Development Policy, and Why it’s Useful | Political Settlement: Part 1

The ‘political settlement’ concept has been around fora long time, but like any smart virus it has morphedalong the way to suit its various hosts. It appeared firstand has its widest currency in the international relationsand peace literature, where it describes a negotiatedsettlement to conflict which spells out how power isto be distributed and managed in the post-conflictstate.1 Its next relevant incarnation, for the purposesof this paper, was in the mid-1990s in the writing ofMushtaq Khan, who used the concept to challenge theexplanations offered by new institutional economics forstate failure in developing countries (Khan 1995). Don’tjust focus on the institutions, he argues, but look to thepolitical settlement.

Electoral Integrity, Citizens and ICT in Melanesia

This year is a landmark year for elections in Solomon Islands and Fiji. In August, Solomon Islands will go to the polls for the first time since the withdrawal of the military component of Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, and the elections will for the first time be based on voter registration undertaken using a biometric roll

Labour Mobility and Solomon Islands Development

Solomon Islanders have a significant history of labour mobility and diaspora.

The Causes and Consequences of Local Voting in Solomon Islands

This in brief discusses voter behavior in Solomon Islands elections. In particular it looks at why voters in Solomon Islands vote in search of localized assistance and not improved national governance. It explains the logic underpinning voters' choices and also the negative consequences that stem from them. It highlights the self-perpetuating nature of local voting and discusses what might bring about change.

Solomon Islands in Transition

The authors discuss the current transitions taking place in the Solomon Islands.

Politicians and Political Leaders in Solomon Islands

Authors Jack Corbett and Terence Wood summarise findings from their latest research on the pre-political backgrounds of members of parliament (MPs) in Solomo

Corporate Power in the Forests of the Solomon Islands

This paper assesses the environmental impact of multinational companies on commercial timber management in the Solomon Islands since 1990.


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