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Manipulation of Custom

From Uprising to Intervention in the Solomon Islands



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Manipulation of Custom: From Uprising to Intervention in the Solomon Islands by Jonathan Fraenkel
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This book examines the reasons for overseas intervention in the Solomon Islands in July 2003. Was the Solomon Islands a failed state? Jon Fraenkel looks at the 1998?1999 Isatabu uprising on Guadalcanal; the Townsville Peace Agreement of October 2000, and why this failed to secure a full return of weaponry by militants; and the initial post-coup Sogavare government. Finally, he examines the course of overseas intervention in the Solomons up to November 2003, and asks whether the Solomon Islands has a future as a unified state or, as envisaged in recent submissions to a currently underway Constitutional Review Commission, whether Islanders would be better served by moving to looser federal arrangements.
Release date NZ
November 5th, 2004
Country of Publication
New Zealand
illustrations, maps
Victoria University Press
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