Democracy is more than an election

Baininmarama election victory a win for coup leader but not Fiji's democracy, writes Stewart Firth

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Bainimarama has victory in Fiji's elections, but it's no win for the country's democracy. Photo by AFP.

Farewell Frank?

Frank Bainimarama has not called Fiji elections in order to lose them, writes STEWART FIRTH.

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Frank Bainimarama campaigns before Fiji's elections. Photo by AFP.

A changing of the guard

Despite facing massive economic, social and political hurdles, women may make history in Fiji’s 2014 general elections, writes Priya Chattier.

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Independent candidate Roshika Deo (right) meets with US first lady Michelle Obama. Photo by AFP.

Promoting women’s economic empowerment through private sector

Dr Priya Chattier recently conducted a comprehensive mapping assessment of the constraints faced by women operating small and medium registered businesses in the Pacific

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NRL Pasifika Academic Excellence Award launched

On Tuesday 19 August the NRL Pasifika Academic Excellence Award was launched at the annual NRL-RLPA Academic Team of the Year Awards at the Sydney Cricket Grounds.

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UC Berkeley’s Professor Michael Watts visits SSGM

Eminent geographer Professor Michael Watts recently spent time at SSGM where he conducted two public lectures and a PhD masterclass. Click to read more about his visit and hear an extended interview on his latest work

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Mobile Phones and Development in Papua New Guinea: Guiding Principles

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Impact of Mobile Phone Usage in Papua New Guinea

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Elections and Electoral Quality in Solomon Islands

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From Producer-Sellers to Middlemen: Changes in Melanesian Marketplaces

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Greed and Grievance or Scales of Justice?

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Luke Hambly

Prior to joining SSGM in July 2013, Luke worked at the Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) at the ANU for over 8 years in a number of different capacities, most recently in a programme manager...

Timothy Sharp

Dr Timothy Sharp joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. He has a background in environmental planning, and completed his PhD in human geography within SSGM in 2012.

Peta Hill

Peta joined the SSGM Program in December 2010. Peta has 14 years of university and government experience in administration, and she will assist the Convenor and Executive Office in the day-to-day...

Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over...
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Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with SSGM and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves...

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis...

Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a...

Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research...
Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

With an academic background in human geography and political science, Matthew has lived and worked extensively in the countries of Melanesia. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in Vanuatu (1997)...
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