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Author Dinnen, Sinclair, author.

Title Law and order in a weak state : crime and politics in Papua New Guinea / Sinclair Dinnen
Published Honolulu : Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies, University of Hawai'i Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Pacific islands monograph series ; 17
Pacific islands monograph series ; no. 17.
Contents Frontmatter -- Editor's Note -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Order in Papua New Guinea: A Historical Overview -- Chapter 3. Perspectives on Crime and Disorder -- Chapter 4. Rot Bilong Raskol: Passing through Crime -- Chapter 5. The Politics of Mining Security -- Chapter 6. Fighting and Votes: Violence, Security, and the 1992 National Elections -- Chapter 7. From Disintegration to Reintegration? -- Notes -- References -- Index
Summary Twenty-five years after independence, Papua New Guinea is beset by social, economic, and political problems: poverty and inequality, a young and expanding population, a stagnant economy, corruption, and rising crime. This book examines these problems of order in light of Papua New Guinea's remarkable social diversity and the impact of rapid and pervasive processes of change. Three original and strategic case studies involving urban gangs, mining security, and election violence form the core of the work. Each case study looks at particular forms of conflict, and the responses these engender, across different socioeconomic contexts and geographic locations. Empirical data are analysed through a common framework that employs material, cultural, and institutional perspectives, allowing readers to view the three cases through different theoretical prisms, identify link-ages between them, and, in the process, build a larger picture of the post-colonial social order
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-239) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Crime prevention -- Papua New Guinea
Crime -- Papua New Guinea
Surety of the peace -- Papua New Guinea
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Crime prevention
Politics and government
Surety of the peace
Openbare orde.
Sociale orde.
SUBJECT Papua New Guinea -- Politics and government -- 1975-
Subject Papua New Guinea
Papua Nieuw-Guinea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585488398
Other Titles Crime and politics in Papua New Guinea