Journal Article Review of Amin, Watson and Girard (2020). “Mapping Security in the Pacific: A focus on context, gender, and organizational culture”
In this article we review the edited book “Mapping Security in the Pacific: A Focus on Context, Gender, and Organizational Culture” by Sara Amin, Danielle Watson, and Christian Girard. In this article members of the Urban Oceania Reading Group review three chapters of this edited book offering their additional thoughts. Generally, the articles of the… Continue readingAlienation, Beetle-nut, Boe Declaration on Security, Corporate responsibility, COVID-19, Deep Sea Mining, Economic Security, Energy, Fisheries, Fishing Observers, gift economy, Globalization, Human Security, informal insurance, Infrastructure, International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mining, Modernity, Natural Disasters, Pacific Maritime Surveillance Program, PMSP, Police, Poverty, Precariat, Private Maritime Security, Private Military Contractors, Private Security, Remittances, Resource Security, Risk, Safety, Security, Tourism, Trust, uncertainty, Urbanization, Welfare
Journal Article Review of Sheng, F., & Smith, G. (2021). The Shifting Fate of China’s Pacific Diaspora.
In this article we review Sheng and Smith’s (2021) chapter, The Shifting Fate of China’s Pacific Diaspora in the edited book The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands. Roxane de Waegh engages with Sheng and Smith’s (2021) material on the founding of a Chinese diaspora in the Pacific in the colonial period… Continue reading
Journal Article Review of Maclellan, N. (2021) Stable, Democratic and Western: China and French Colonialism in the Pacific
Maclellan’s (2021) chapter, Stable Democratic and Western: China and French Colonialism in the Pacific, is part of Smith & Wesley-Smith (2021) edited book The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands. The edited book as a whole brings together a collection of scholars who analyze China’s growing involvement in the Pacific. The edited… Continue readingANZUS, Aquaculture, Australia, Blue Economy, China, Colonialism, Development Partners, Edouard Fritch, Entrepreneurs, foreign capital, France, French Polynesia, Geopolitics, Hau Atoll, Imperialism, New Caledonia, New Commercial Pacific Diplomacy, New Pacific Diplomacy, Non-State Actors, Oceania, Pacific, Securitization, Tahiti Nui Ocean Foods, Tianrui Group, Wang Chen
You get exactly whats on the tin for Bertram’s (2018) article, Why does the Cook Islands Still Need Overseas Aid? He asks, in a context where the private sector revolving around tourism is booming(at least prior to COVID-19), why would the Cook Islands require large amounts of Overseas Development Aid (ODA)? In 2018, the Cook… Continue readingAsian Development Bank, Cook Islands, Donor, Economic Growth, Fiscal Policy, GDP, GDP per capita, GNI, Infrastructural Equity, Infrastructure, Manatua Cable, MFAT, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Muri Lagoon, Neoliberalism, New Zealand, Oceania, Overseas Development Aid, Rarotonga, Shock Doctrine, Te Mato Vai, Tourism, Trickle Down, Water
Journal Article Review of Rooney, M. N. (2021). “We Want Development”: Land and Water (Dis) connections in Port Moresby, Urban Papua New Guinea.
Living in an informal settlement is common in Oceania. High rates of rural-urban migration and poor housing policy forces many to live on customary land on the peripheries of the Oceanic city. There is a great variance in how life is experienced within informal settlements in Oceania, however, informal settlement residents across the region have… Continue readingATS Settlement, Citizenship, Customary Land Tenure, Development Discourse, Eda Ranu, Education, Field of Residential Affairs, Fiji, Informal Settlement, Infrastructural Citizenship, Infrastructural Co-production, Infrastructural Equity, Infrastructure, Land, Lefebvre, Materiality, Moral Economy, National Capital District Commission (NCDC), Oceania, Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Right to the City, Urban Village, Water
Journal Article Review of Bossen, C (2000). Festival Mania, Tourism and Nation Building in Fiji: The Case of the Hibiscus Festival.
Tourism is now widely acknowledged to be a global phenomenon. The world population has grown rapidly, and improved standards of living have allowed more and more people to participate in tourism. There is a strong hunger for new destinations that require people to travel further, due to loss of authenticity, a desire to be original,… Continue reading