JOURNAL OF PACIFIC STUDIES

Title: The idea of law : a Pacific perspective

Author: Vaai, Asiata
Subject:  Law|Oceania
Volume: Vol.21, 1997
Collation: p. 225-245

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Identity work : constructing Pacific lives

Author: Norton, Robert
Subject:  Ethnology|Oceania
 Ethnology|Biographical methods
 Identity (Psychology)
 Women|Oceania|Biography
 Oceania|Social conditions|20th century
 Oceania|Social conditions|21st century
Volume: Vol.28 no.2, 2005
Collation: p. 362-365

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Images of Australia in contemporary Pacific Islands fiction

Author: Lacabanne, Sonia
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.30, 2007
Collation: p. 119-132

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: An impact case study of improved road infrastructure on urban communities in Samoa

Author: Taua'a, Susana
Subject:  Infrastructure
 Social-economic impacts
Volume: Vol.38 no.1, 2018
Collation: p. 72-98

Abstract: This study explores the social-economic impacts of the upgraded Vaitele Street on a selected number of households residing along a two-hundred-meter stretch of the Vaitele Street. Studies conducted elsewhere in the developed and developing world, report a significant positive impact of infrastructure on economic growth, income and productivity. Massive donor funded infrastructure investment particularly in major road and drainage construction have been implemented in Samoa for the last fifteen years to support development efforts to achieve the Millennium Development

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Title: Impact of currency depreciation on trade balance : a case study on Papua New Guinea

Author: Rena, Ravinder, Shahabz, Muhammad, Chani, Muhammad Irfan
Subject:  Balance of trade
 Devaluation of currency
Volume: Vol.31 no.1, 2011
Collation: p. 117-140

Abstract: The article delves the comprehensive understanding between trade balance and currency depreciation by incorporating the absorption and monetary approaches, including the Marshal Lerner condition. In doing so, the Ng–Perron test is employed to find out the order of integration and the cointegration technique developed by Johansen and Juselius (1990) to examine the long-run relationship between currency depreciation and trade balance. Our results reveal that there is a long-run relationship among trade balance, currency depreciation, real income and money supply. Any depreciation in local currency worsens the trade balance. The reforms in trade policies improve the trade balance in the future but deterioration in the trade balance seems to reverse this impact due to currency depreciation. A fall in money supply plays a vital role in improving the trade balance in Papua New Guinea. A rise in domestic income seems to recover the trade deficit. Keywords:

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Title: The impact of tourism on a village community : a case study of Votua village, Nadroga/Navosa, Fiji

Author: Sofer, Michael
Subject:  Tourism|Fiji
Volume: Vol.15, 1990
Collation: p. 107-130

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the main features of the production system of Votua village, which supplies a low income bracket labour force to the tourist industry.

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Title: Impacts of total factor productivity on agricultural growth in the Pacific Island countries

Author: Chen, Hong, Prasad, Biman Chand, Singh, Baljeet
Subject:  Agriculture
 Productivity
 Grtowth
Volume: Vol.36 no.2, 2016
Collation: p. 6-22

Abstract: The agriculture sector plays an important role in small Pacific Island economies and has significant impacts on the livelihood of households. However, total agricultural production and productivity in these economies are generally low. This, together with limited sources of factor inputs, calls for improving technical efficiency and technology to enhance agriculture production. Based on the Malmquist index approach, this study computes growth of total factor productivity and its components, namely, pure technical efficiency growth, scale efficiency growth and technological growth for the agriculture sector of 15 Pacific Island countries over 1980-2012. Impacts of these productivity growth measures are further quantified by estimating panel data regression models using the generalized method of moments estimators. There is sufficient statistical evidence that agriculture’s total factor productivity growth and its components, which though are slow in Pacific Island countries, contribute significantly to these small economies’ agricultural growth.

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Title: The incidence of poverty in Solomon Islands : the importance of methodology

Author: Narsey, Wadan
Subject:  Poverty|Solomon Islands|Statistics
 Rural development
 Solomon Islands|Economic conditions
Volume: Vol.31 no.1, 2011
Collation: p. 31-58

Abstract: This paper explains some of the weaknesses in the 2005–2006 HIES in Solomon Islands and implications for the use of income distribution statistics, such as Gini Coefficients. It examines the UNDP (2008) analysis of the incidence of poverty in Solomon Islands, and indicates some inconsistencies in the methodology, analysis and results. This paper presents alternative methodologies for the construction of the Food and Non-Food Poverty Line baskets and resulting Basic Needs Poverty Lines, and an alternative statistic of well-being for the household—the maximum of household income and expenditure. It also presents data in a convenient form, so that stakeholders can easily estimate the incidence of poverty in rural and urban Solomon Islands, using their own choice of values for the Food Poverty Line (FPL) and Basic Needs Poverty Line (BNPL).

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Title: The inclusion of deaf players into Fiji table tennis activities

Author: Dorovolomo, Jeremy
Subject:  Deaf|Fiji
 Table tennis
 Sports for people with disabilities
Volume: vol.35 no.1, 2015
Collation: p. 117-132

Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify the roles of the Fiji Deaf Table Tennis Club (FDTTC) in the development of deaf athletes.

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Title: Indian and Pacific Islander migrants in Fiji : a comparative analysis

Author: Shlomowitz, Ralph
Subject:  Agricultural laborers|Fiji
 Contract labor|Fiji
 East Indians|Fiji
 Pacific Islanders|Fiji
Volume: Vol.12, 1986
Collation: p. 59-86

Abstract: The coexistence of Indian and Pacific islander labour in Fiji reflected the different requirements and preferences of different groups of employers.

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Title: Indigenising the sustainability movement through critical indigenous pedagogy of place : a case study of a yuuth farm

Author: Trinidad, Alma M.O.
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.32, 2012
Collation: p. 45-56

Abstract: Young people of Native Hawaiian background face an array of issues that limit their understanding of their cultural roots and knowledge useful in a sustainability movement that focuses on food security. Despite the sociopolitical climate, Pacific Islander communities are taking an active role in indigenising their sustainability efforts by involving youth. This article highlights a case study of a youth Farm. The Farm utilises Critical Indigenous Pedagogy of Place (CIPP). CIPP can promote critical understanding of history, cultural values and responsibility. Findings of the study suggest that CIPP can be an effective process and method in indigenising a sustainability movement that involves young people. Research and practice implications are discussed.

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Title: The Indo-Fijian population : growth and stabilization

Author: Chandra, Rajesh
Subject:  East Indians|Fiji
 Fiji|Population
Volume: Vol.05, 1979
Collation: p. 1-8

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Industrial relations in the South Pacific

Author: Chand, Anand
Subject:  Industrial relations|Oceania
 Labor unions|Oceania
Volume: Vol.09, 1983
Collation: p. 300-316

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Informal enterprises and the dual economy

Author: Forster, Johnny
Subject:  Developing countries|Economic conditions
Volume: Vol.10, 1984
Collation: p. 37-53

Abstract: A model of colonial and past-colonial entrepreneurship and economic development in small nations is presented which, although intended as a general model, has been developed specifically in relation to the island Pacific. This model is essentially within the framework of the orthodox dual economy or informal-formal sector approaches, although itis argued that the present models rely too heavily on the use of aggregate empirical analysis. Consequently this paper represents an attempts to reconstruct the theory of the dual economy starting from the smallest production until: the informal enterprise.9

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Title: Informal settlement and social inequality in Fiji : evidence of serious policy gaps

Author: Naidu, Vijay, Matadradra, Anawaite, Osborne, Josaia, Sibib, Maria
Subject:  Rural-urban migration|Fiji
 Urbanization|Fiji
 Poverty|Fiji
Volume: Vol.35 no.1, 2015
Collation: p. 27-46

Abstract: The proliferation of iriformal or squatter settlements in Fiji reveals several issues that relate to social inequality.

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Title: Information for contributors

Author:
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.29 no.1, 2006
Collation: p. 2-3

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Inheritance, magic and political power in South East Papua

Author: Davis, Michael Monsell
Subject:  Papua New Guinean leadership
 Melanesian leadership
Volume: Vol.03, 1977
Collation: p. 69-88

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: The input of francophone archaeological research in the Pacific: a short summary

Author: Sand, Christophe
Subject:  Archaeology|Oceania
Volume: Vol.27 no.1, 2004
Collation: p. 1-12

Abstract: This paper presents a short synthesis of the major themes of archaeological research conducted over past decades in the Pacific region by French-speaking scholars. The importance of the intellectual influence of Professor J. Garanger is emphasised, as he established the major lines of francophone research: confirmation of oral traditions through archaeological excavations, the building of ceramic chronologies, the restoration of prehistoric monuments, and the development of local archaeological departments in French Territories of the region. Inquiry in these four problem areas has become characteristic of francophone research in Oceania. Various examples of recent achievements on these subjects, mainly for the western Pacific, are presented.

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Title: Insecurity of Taukei land as an issue in the 2014 general elction : real threat or political gimmick?

Author: Sakai, Sefanaia
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.35 no.2, 2015
Collation: p. 49-64

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: An insight into public sector readiness for change - the Fiji experience

Author: Slack, Neale J., Singh, Gurmeet
Subject:  Change management
 Change communication
 Change resistance
 readiness for change
Volume: Vol.36 no.2, 2016
Collation: p. 42-66

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into public sector readiness for change from the perspective of four dimensions, namely, change management, change communication, change resistance, and readiness for change; to determine associations between these four dimensions; and to establish a prediction model for readiness for change. Using a structured survey questionnaire, data was collected from the employees of the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF). These research findings suggest statistically significant positive correlations exist between three change variables, namely, change management, change communication, and readiness for change; whereas, negative correlations exist between change resistance and the other 3 variables. The results also show that change management, change communication, and change resistance added statistically significantly to the prediction of readiness for change. This paper makes its theoretical contribution to the scarce theoretical strands relating to change efforts of public enterprises; and practical contribution towards prediction of readiness for change, policy making, and strategic planning at government levels.

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Title: An institutional analysis of value creation from Lami dump, Fiji

Author: Chong, Joanne, Asker, Sally, Plant, Roel
Subject:  Waste disposal sites|Fiji|Lami
Volume: Vol.33 no.1, 2013
Collation: p. 96-113

Abstract: This paper presents a case study of the decision-making processes for the rehabilitation and reuse of Lami dump, Fiji, closed in 2005 after 60 years of contributing negative effects on human health, amenity and the condition of the surrounding environment

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Title: Internal migration in the Pacific Islands : a regional overview

Author: Naidu, Vijay, Vaike, Linda Flora
Subject:  Internal migration
 Urbanization
 Informal settlement
 Ethnic enclaves
Volume: Vol.35 no.3, 2016
Collation: p. 91-110

Abstract: Internal migration in the Pacific islands, especially in Melanesia has become more widespread and intense over the last 50 years. However, this movement of people from smaller ‘outer’ islands and interior regions of the larger islands to ‘main’ islands and coastal towns and cities is less documented, and studied when compared to international migration from Pacific Island Countries PICs). This paper seeks to provide an overview of internal migration in PICs using the apparently contradictory standpoints of urban bias theory, and new economic geography as well as by using historical and contemporary information to provide the context of current internal migration trends. It is shown that there are significant gaps in the provision of statistics relating to both inter-provincial migration and urbanization, particularly with regards to gendered information. The paper maintains that with modernization there has been on-going improvement in girls and women’s access to education, and opportunities of employment in the formal sector. As both higher educational and employment opportunities are primarily found in urban areas, the previously male dominated migration patterns are being replaced by movements that exhibit greater gender parity.

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Title: In the far islands : book review

Author: Ballendorf, Dirk Anthony
Subject:  Mariana Islands|History
 Philippines|History
 Spain|Colonies|Administration|History
Volume: Vol.28 no.2, 2005
Collation: p. 368-369

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: In the wake of the Leonidas : reflections on Indo-Fijian indenture historiography

Author: Munro, Doug
Subject:  Contract labor|Fiji|History
Volume:
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Abstract: The historiography of Indo-Fijian indenture came into its own with the publication of Ken Gillion’s Fiji’s Indian Migrants in 1962

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Title: In the wake of the Leonidas : reflections on Indo-Fijian indenture historiography

Author: Munro, Doug
Subject:  Fiji|historiography|indenture|Indians|Indo-Fijians|plantations
Volume: Vol.28 no.1, 2005
Collation: p. 93-117

Abstract: The historiography of Indo-Fijian indenture came into its own with the publication of Ken Gillion’s Fiji’s Indian Migrants in 1962. A work of ‘balanced’ scholarship, it contrasts with the more ‘emotional’ A New System of Slavery (1974) by Hugh Tinker, which places greater stress on the iniquities of the indenture system. These two texts set the terms of discussion when the centenary of the arrival of Indian indentured labourers in Fiji, in 1979, gave impetus to further study by historians from the University of the South Pacific, notably Ahmed Ali, Vijay Naidu and Brij V Lal. This article evaluates the ongoing state of scholarship and asks why the momentum has not been maintained.

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Title: Ironies of globalisation : observations from Fiji and Kiribati

Author: McNamara, Karen E., Westoby, Ross
Subject:  Globalisation|Oceania
 Fiji|Social conditions
 Kiribati|Social conditions
Volume: Vol.34 no.2, 2014
Collation: p. 53-62

Abstract: This article explores a number of ironies of globalisation that have transpired from observations of working with communities in Fiji and Kiribati

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Title: Irrigated ethnoagriculture, adaptation and development : a Pacific case study

Author: King, Trevor
Subject:  Irrigation
 Indigenous development
Volume: Vol.36 no.2, 2016
Collation: p. 184-212

Abstract: The practice of terraced and irrigated creekfield taro (Colocasia esculenta) agriculture was once prevalent in the seasonally-dry regions of many Pacific Islands. This ethnoagricultural system has been characterised as technically sophisticated, intensive, highly productive and ecologically sustainable; with links to social stability and enhanced biodiversity. The food output is highly nutritive. However, despite these advantages, a decline in irrigated terracing has been the historic trend over the last century. Given the decline, the question must be asked: how resilient and sustainable is creekfield ethnoagriculture, especially in a changing world? The late Holocene development of irrigated creekfields was probably advanced by superior characteristics of resilience and adaptation in the face of climate change, but evidence is hindered by lack of research. Conversely, creekfield decline appears to have a strong relationship with the influence of extralocal colonial, modern and globalised development during a historically benign climate period of low agricultural risk – now being replaced by a putatively higher-risk period of vulnerability driven by Anthropocene global warming. An ethnoagricultural case study of Fijian irrigated terrace systems (colloquially called vuci), amid other research from the Pacific, indicates enhanced resilience and increased livelihood stability – characteristics that are needed for adaption to the predicted adverse conditions of the future. The prospects for the revitalization of such systems are discussed. Only some of the reasons for decline are important today, and a developmental reintensification is possible, especially with increased populations and parallel food demands. Innovative technologies can be used to ‘progress with the past’, exemplified by the activities of an NGO which has been reintroducing the ideas and practice of vuci in the Fiji Islands.

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Title: Is good governance adequate to tackling corruption in the Pacific

Author: Babacan, Alperhan
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.34, 2014
Collation: p. 47-58

Abstract: Provides a broad overview of corruption in the Pacific and addresses the question of whether Australia's approach to tackling corruption and good governance can be beneficial to Pacific Island states

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Title: Island Kingdom : Tonga ancient and modern

Author: Boyd, David J
Subject:  Tonga|History
 Tonga|Civilisation
Volume: Vol.25 no.1, 2001
Collation: p. 134-140

Abstract: Book Review

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Title: Island ministers : indigenous leadership in nineteenth century Pacific Islands Christianity : book review

Author: Campbell, Ian
Subject:  Christianity|Oceania
 Missionaries|Oceania|History
 Oceania|Church history|19th century
Volume: Vol.30, 2007
Collation: p. 162-164

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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