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dc.contributor.authorHart, Todd Gregory
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T23:10:21Z
dc.date.available2012-09-20T23:10:21Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/3834
dc.description.abstractViolent internal conflict has occurred in a number of South-west Pacific countries in the last two decades. This thesis examines four of these, Timor-Leste, the Bougainville province of Papua New Guinea, the Solomons Islands and Tonga and tries to determine if there are common factors at the root of the instability that has plagued each one. It provides a short narrative of the history of the recent internal clashes of each and examines the major drivers in each individual case. It concludes that the major factors contributing to instability across these four are clashes of identity, weak central governments and state institutions, and poor economic management.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectSouth-west Pacificen
dc.subjectPolitical instabilityen
dc.subjectTimor-Lesteen
dc.subjectPapua New Guineaen
dc.subjectSolomon Islandsen
dc.subjectTongaen
dc.subjectBougainvilleen
dc.subjectInternal conflicten
dc.titleCommon threads through the patchwork quilt : major causes of instability across the South-west Pacific : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for Master of Defence Studiesen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineDefence and Strategic Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en


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