State and society in Papua New Guinea: the first twenty-five years

R. J. May

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2004


Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1. Introduction: Papua New Guinea at Twenty-Five
Political institutions
2. Port Moresby and the Bush: Papua New Guinea’s first post-independence decade
Party politics
The economy
Provincial government
Law and order
The border
The future
3. Political Style in Modern Melanesia
The scale of politics and the politics of scale
Diversity and (a little bit) beyond
Bigmen and all that
The colonial experience
Politics, economics and bisnis
4. Micronationalism in Papua New Guinea
The emergence of micronationalism
Marginal cargo cults
Local protest movements
Self-help development movements
Regional separatist movements
Micronationalism and government policy
An anatomy of micronationalism
Conclusion
5. The Political Education Programme
Objectives of the programme
Organisation and implementation
Materials
Assessment
6. Class, Ethnicity, Regionalism and Political Parties
The development of parties
Is the development of a party system inevitable?
Bases for a party System
Conclusion
7. Decentralisation: Constitutional Form and Political Reality
The concept
The reality
Conclusion
8. Decentralisation: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Introduction
Early devolution: local government councils
The provincial government system, 1976-1995
‘Reform’ of the provincial government system, 1995–
9. (Re?)Discovering Chiefs: Traditional Authority and the Restructuring of Local Level Government in Papua New Guinea
Bigmen and chiefs in pre-colonial society
Chiefs in East Sepik
Chiefs in the North Solomons (Bougainville)
Chiefs in the political system
Conclusion
10. The PNGDF in Troubled Times
The PNGDF – a colonial legacy
External defence and internal security
Military-civil relations
The Sandline Affair
The aftermath of Sandline – increased politicisation?
11. The Military Factor in the Events of March 1997
12. Challenging the State
Consolidating the independent state
Security issues for the 1990s
Law and order
Administration and the economy
The Bougainville rebellion
The role of the PNGDF
Overview
13. The Bougainville Crisis
The basis of landowner demands
The move from protest to insurgency
The issue of secession
The significance of recent developments on Bougainville
14. ‘Mutual Respect, Friendship and Cooperation’? The Papua New Guinea-Indonesia Border and its Effect on Relations Between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia
The border
Border problems
Relations between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea
Conclusion
15. From Promise to Crisis: a Political Economy of Papua New Guinea
16. State, Society and Governance: A Philippines–Papua New Guinea Comparison
Comparing the Philippines and Papua New Guinea
The state
Society in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea
State, society and governance
Reforming the state
Afterword
17. Nugget, Pike, et al.: The Role of the Reserve Bank of Australia in Papua New Guinea’s Decolonisation
In the beginning
The Reserve Bank in Papua New Guinea
The savings and loan movement
Staff development
The issue of separate currency
The Reserve Bank and decolonisation
18. Nationalism and Papua New Guinea Writing
References
Index