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
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 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