Since its inception SSGM has been regularly publishing research and critical commentary on topics of interest to a wide audience of academics, policy-makers and development practitioners interested in issues in contemporary Melanesia, Timor-Leste, and the wider Pacific.

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We welcome submissions to our various publication series.

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Publications highlighted here feature the work of SSGM Fellows and of authors associated with the Program.

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The SSGM Discussion paper series of short papers has arisen from research and/or teaching on current issues.

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Contains past SSGM publications, including discussion papers, briefing notes, conference proceedings and books.

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SSGM In Briefs, all of which are double peer reviewed, present academically rigorous analysis and commentary in a concise format for policy makers and academics.

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Working Paper Series

Items in the Working Paper Series are typically based on current events and/or issues and may include conference proceedings, speaking notes and early research findings.

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Contains a zipped folder of all SSGM publications in a single location free and available to download.

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The views, findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in publications on this website are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program. The Government of Australia, as represented by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), does not guarantee, and accepts no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material on this website or on any linked site. The material, which may include the views or recommendations of third parties, has been created independently of DFAT and is not intended to be nor should it be viewed as reflecting the views of DFAT, or indicative of its commitment to a particular course(s) of action.


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