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 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
In the public imaginary, Oceania is a remote region of tropical paradise, perfect for a family holiday away from the troubles of everyday life. As much as Oceania’s geographic, political and economic remoteness defines its islands as alluring holiday destinations, Chris Ryan (2001) argues that it is this very remoteness that also defines the tourism… Continue readingAmbrym, Australia, Carvings, Chris Ryan, Climate Change Fund, Cook Islands, Core/Periphery, COVID-19, Dependency, GLobal Disruption, Happy Planet Index, HPI, Human Capital, Marginalities, Marginality, Marginalization, Mark Brown, New Economic Foundation, New Zealand, ODA, Overseas Development Aid, Pandemic, Remoteness, Resilience, Stewardship, Tourism, Vanuatu
In this article, we investigate how participatory development programs are implemented in our own under-covered region of Oceania. We investigate how participatory programs do the opposite of what they promote, to subordinate local populations to pre-set foreign agendas. This idea is firstly explored in a discussion on the historical emergence of participatory development as a… Continue readingA New Song for Coastal Fisheries, CBFM, Community Based Fishery Management, COVID-19, Fiji, IMF, International Monetary Fund, Melanesian Spearhead Group, MSG, Neoliberalism, Oceania, Pacific Islands Development Forum, Pacific Islands Forum, Participatory Development, PIDF, PIF, Secretariat of the Pacific Island Community, Solomon Islands, SPC, Sugar, Vanuatu, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, WTO