The Solomon Islands intervention and the instabilities of the post-colonial state

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    Abstract

    Shortcomings in the prevailing discourse of 'failed states' and the practical challenges of international state-building are examined in this article through a detailed case study of the Solomon Islands, a small independent Pacific island country that since mid-2003 has been the subject of a substantial Australian-led regional state-building exercise. The Solomon Islands intervention and the difficulties it has encountered are examined in the larger context of that country's longer history of state-building and the particular challenges posed by its colonial legacies, the nature of its modern political development and the manner of its integration into the global economy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)339-335
    JournalGlobal Change, Peace and Security (electronic)
    Volume20
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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