JOURNAL OF PACIFIC STUDIES
A B C D-E F G H-J K L M N O-P Q-R S T U-V W-Y
close this section of the library
Chauchat, Mathias(2)

Title: New Caledonia looking at the experiences of other Pacific Island countries : borrowing from Pacific pasts?

Author: Chauchat, Mathias
Subject:  Decolonisation
Volume: Vol.32, 2012
Collation: p. 65-72

Abstract: Decolonisation has always been tragic in French history. How can such a situation be avoided in New Caledonia? New Caledonia has been on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territories since 1986. Civil unrest, which culminated in 1988, led to agreement with France on increased autonomy under the Matignon Accord of 1988 and the Noumea Accord of 1998. The Noumea Agreement borrowed from the Melanesian tradition called palabre, in which Kanak communities, traditionally. sit and talk together in order to solve problems. The Noumea Agreement also borrowed separate citizenship from the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The Noumea Agreement describes the process of transfer of powers from France to New Caledonia as irreversible. It provides for mandating a referendum sometime after 2014 on the contentious issue of independence. This referendum could be a recipe for disaster. What could New Caledonia borrow from Pacific Pasts?

Original information

Title: Addressing inequality and promoting inclusive and sustainable development

Author: Chauchat, Mathias
Subject:  Nation-building
 Decolonization|New Caledonia
Volume: Vol.35 no.1, 2015
Collation: p. 151-158

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

Original information

Disclaimer & Copyright l Contact Us l USP's 50th Anniversary Website l 
© Copyright 1968 - 2018. All Rights Reserved.
The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji
Tel: +679 323 1000