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Author Ratuva, Steven

Title Contested terrain : reconceptualising security in the Pacific / Steven Ratuva
Published Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 295 pages)
Series ANU Press Pacific Series
Pacific series
Contents 1. Introduction: Interconnected and multifaceted security -- 2. Exploring the contours of threat: Competing security discourses -- 3. Swirling and divergent waves: Selected security dilemmas in Oceania -- 4. End of coups?: Fiji's changing security environment -- 5. Thy kingdom burn: Hegemony, resistance and securitisation in Tonga -- 6. Longing for peace: Transformation of the Solomon Islands security environment -- 7. Contested future: Where to for Pacific security?
Summary This book is inspired by the University of the South Pacific, the leading institution of higher education in the Pacific Islands region. Founded in 1968, USP has expanded the intellectual horizons of generations of students from its 12 member countries--Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu--and been responsible for the formation of a regional elite of educated Pacific Islanders who can be found in key positions in government and commerce across the region. At the same time, this book celebrates the collaboration of USP with The Australian National University in research, doctoral training, teaching and joint activities. Twelve of our 19 contributors gained their doctorates at ANU, most of them before or after being students and/or teaching staff at USP, and the remaining five embody the cross-fertilisation in teaching, research and consultancy of the two institutions. The contributions to this collection, with a few exceptions, are republications of key articles on the Pacific Islands by scholars with extensive experience and knowledge of the region
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Australian National University
Australian National University.
National security -- Pacific Area
Military policy.
Politics and government.
Pacific Area -- Military policy
Pacific Area -- Politics and government
Pacific Area.
Form Electronic book
Author Australian National University Press
ISBN 1760463205