International issues in Oceania: historical context and historiographical perspectives – Sarah Mohamed-Gaillard “With the exception of those dealing with the imperial aims of the colonial powers in the nineteenth-century Oceania, studies on international relations in this region of the world developed as fears of the Cold War spread to Oceania in favor of the decolonization of the islands. Oceania then experienced profound changes not free from tensions.” Mohamed-Gaillard, Sarah. 2012. “Les enjeux internationaux en Océanie : contexte historique et perspectives historiographiques”. Le Journal de la Société des Océanistes 135 : 177-185
The political roles of the Fijian military – Hélène Goiran “Since 1978, thousands of Fijian soldiers have been and are deployed in Lebanon and Sinai, as well as many other outdoor theaters, showing their courage and efficiency. Even today, because of their value, and in spite of the coup of December 5, 2006 and the international sanctions decided against the Bainimarama government, the UN entrusts the Fijian military with the protection of its representatives and its installations in Iraq.” Goiran, Hélène. 2011. Les rôles politiques des militaires fidjiens : Une histoire des guerriers, héros des conflits mondiaux, soldats de la […]
Inquiry into New Zealand’s relationships with South Pacific countries: Report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee “We recommend that the House expand New Zealand.’s relations with Pacific parliamentarians, establishing an annual programme for Pacific parliamentarians to discuss issues of democracy, governance, and collective interest.” New Zealand. House of Representatives. 2010. Inquiry into New Zealand’s relationships with South Pacific countries: Report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee. Wellington: House of Representatives.
White Paper on Human and Social Sciences Research on the Pacific The White Paper comes from a symposium organized in 2010 at the CNRS in Paris: “The objectives that motivated us to organize this symposium, and which motivate us to perpetuate this meeting in the form of a “canvas” of exchange and collaboration, derive from several observations: the lack of scientific enhancement of the disciplinary complementarities, and the insufficient recognition on the part of decision-makers of the considerable contributions that have been made and provided by research in the South Pacific in the Human and Social Sciences yesterday and today. […]
Oceanic Encounters: A Prelude – Margaret Jolly and Serge Tcherkézoff “This volume explores encounters, those encounters between indigenous peoples of the Pacific and foreigners during that longue durée of exploration, colonisation and settlement, from the sixteenth century to the twentieth century. By highlighting the idea of encounter we hope to stress the mutuality inherent in such meetings of bodies, and of minds.” Jolly, Margaret and Serge Tcherkézoff. 2009. « Oceanic Encounters: A Prelude ». In Margaret Jolly, Serge Tcherkézoff and Darrell Tryon, dir., Oceanic Encounters: Exchange, Desire, Violence. ANU Press: 1-36.
Pacific Island Security Management by New Zealand and Australia: Towards a New Paradigm – Stephen Hoadley “This paper explores the causes, phases, courses and modes of interventions in the South Pacific Islands and in East Timor by New Zealand and Australia, draws lessons, and makes recommendations on future interventions. The paper concludes that New Zealand and Australia are fashioning a new, less tolerant paradigm of relations with South Pacific Governments, one that may legitimise interventions in the future that were unthinkable in the past. The new paradigm may resonate positively with post-9/11 thinking in many parts of the developed world, but […]
The 2006 Fiji Coup: Engagement or Exclusion? Contrasting Reactions from New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China – Flint Prujean “Traditionally this area [the South Pacific region] has been dominated by Western powers who share culture, language and history with the islands. This dominance has been challenged by the emergence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) becoming more involved with the South Pacific politically, economically and militarily. New Zealand has constructed political, financial, cultural and historical contacts with the region as well as a strong presence in a bilateral and regional context.” Prujean, Flint. 2011. The 2006 Fiji Coup: […]
ODA: Official Development Assistance or Opportunity, Duty and Agenda? A Comparative Analysis of Japan and Australia as Foreign Aid Donors in the South Pacific, 1976-2000 – Brian Cosgriff “The aid patterns and policies of Japan and Australia are looked at individually during the Cold War period and beyond. A comparison of the two donors follows, which shows the similarities and differences as well as the changes and continuities in their approaches to the region, and the extent to which they have evolved over time. While the thesis is guided by two of only a few comparative analyses of aid donor […]