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“Worlds in Collision”: an inquiry into the sources of corruption within Vanuatu government and society

  title={“Worlds in Collision”: an inquiry into the sources of corruption within Vanuatu government and society},
  author={G Nimbtik},
This study of corruption in the context of Vanuatu government and society asserts that international models of “good governance” do not adequately acknowledge the role of culture and entrenched social practices in shaping relations bet 
Mechanisms for Indigenous Representation, Participation and Consultation in Constitutional Systems: International Examples to Inspire Chile
Indigenous peoples in Chile have suffered dispossession and discrimination by colonizing forces, like many Indigenous peoples globally, and did not have a fair say in the development of successive
Maintaining land and life in Vanuatu: Indigenous alter-natives of recovery following the Manaro eruption on Ambae, Vanuatu
Between 2017 and 2019, the Manaro volcano on the island of Ambae in Vanuatu erupted consistently, leading to two compulsory evacuations of the island’s communities. The eruption was only one of many


The future of democracy in Melanesia: What role for outside powers?
: This paper critically examines the role of outside powers, particularly Australia and New Zealand, in meeting the challenges to democracy in Melanesia. The shortcomings of the Westminster political
Democracy and Civil Society in the Third World: Politics and New Political Movements
List of Tables. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Action Groups in Regional Focus. 3. Macroeconomic Decline and Action Groups. 4. Democracy and Indigenous Peoples. 5. Environmental Protection. 6. Women
The role of chiefs in peacebuilding in Port Vila
In contrast to the democratic system of government established at independence, the chiefly system in Vanuatu has claimed and now possesses widespread support for its work at the community level.
Westminster constitutions in the South Pacific: A “policy transfer” approach
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Tradition versus Democracy in the South Pacific. Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa
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This paper considers the relevance of the "governance agenda" in the South Pacific country of Vanuatu and seeks ni-Vanuatu peoples attitudes towards it. It is noted that governance has gained
Disentangling: Conflict Discourse in Pacific Societies
Disentangling: Conflict Discourse in Pacific Societies. Karat Ann Watson Gegeo and Geoffrey M. White, eds. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990. 505 pp. $49.50 (cloth)
Corruption and the concept of ‘Culture’: Evidence from the Pacific Islands
Ideas about ‘culture’ have often been used to explain, or excuse, acts of corruption. Gift giving, it is sometimes said, is ‘part of our culture’. Outsiders should not confuse it with bribery or
Handling Sorcery in a State System of Law: Magic, Violence and Kastom in Vanuatu.
This paper addresses the consequences of a local sorcery accusation that came to the attention of Vanuatu state police, courts and media. The paper discusses what happens to sorcery practices when