School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)


Pacific Islands Political Studies Association Conference (PIPSA) 

 Theme: Na politiki ni kua: New trends in Pacific politics

University of the South Pacific, Suva, November 24-26, 2005



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The theme, Na politiki ni kua: New trends in Pacific politics, focuses on some of the current and emerging trends in the political processes, culture, institutions, thinking and values in the Pacific. It broadly encompasses a variety of issues, some of which are:

  • Changing patterns of regional political institutions and relations
  • State-civil relations
  • Nationalism
  • Conflict
  • Conflict resolution
  • Politics of peace-building
  • Terrorism
  • Regional and national security
  • Development issues
  • Law and order
  • Regional intervention
  • Political parties
  • Governance
  • Tradition and politics
  • Leadership
  • Human rights
  • Justice
  • Reform
  • Gender and politics
  • Political thought and perceptions
  • Electoral systems and processes
  • Regional / international crime
  • Politics of natural resources 

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