Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands
Author : Sinclair Dinnen
Publisher : ANU E Press
Total Pages : 294
Release : 2008-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781921313660
ISBN 13 : 1921313668
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands Book Description:

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history. Contributors examine what happened when unrest engulfed the capital of the small Melanesian country in the aftermath of the 2006 national elections, and consider what these events show about the Solomon Islands political system, the influence of Asian interests in business and politics, and why the crisis is best understood in the context of the country's volatile blend of traditional and modern politics. Until the disturbances of April 2006 and subsequent deterioration in bilateral relations between Australia and Solomon Islands under the Sogavare government, experts had hailed the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as an unqualified success. Some saw it as a model for 'cooperative intervention' in 'failing states' worldwide. Following these developments success seems less certain and aspects of the RAMSI model appear flawed. Using the case of Solomon Islands, this book raises fundamental questions about the nature of 'cooperative intervention' as a vehicle for state building, asking whether it should be construed as a mainly technical endeavour or whether it is unavoidably a political undertaking with political consequences. Providing a critical but balanced analysis, Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands has important implications for the wider debate about international state-building interventions in 'failed' and 'failing' states.

Solomon Islands 2007 2009

Solomon Islands 2007 2009
Author : Asian Development Bank
Publisher :
Total Pages : 51
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : UCBK:C103333888
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solomon Islands 2007 2009 Book Description:

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Author : Govan, H.; Schwarz, A.M.; Harohau, D.; Oeta, J.; Orirana, G.; Ratner, B.D.
Publisher : WorldFish
Total Pages : 17
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solomon Islands Book Description:

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
Author : International Monetary Fund
Publisher : International Monetary Fund
Total Pages : 62
Release : 2008-11-14
ISBN 10 : 9781451834406
ISBN 13 : 1451834403
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solomon Islands Book Description:

The 2008 Article IV Consultation with Solomon Islands discusses an economic outlook that hinges critically on developing nonlogging sources of growth and exports to offset the expected decline in logging activity. The country remains beset with poor infrastructure, land ownership issues, a shortage of skilled labor, and unreliable and costly basic services. Executive Directors recommended that the central bank seek to develop financial markets further and make greater use of interest rate mechanisms of monetary control. To avoid placing undue burden on monetary policy, fiscal policy needs to play a supportive role.

The Commonwealth Yearbook 2006

The Commonwealth Yearbook 2006
Author : Richard Green
Publisher : Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd.
Total Pages : 511
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 9780954962944
ISBN 13 : 095496294X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commonwealth Yearbook 2006 Book Description:

The Commonwealth Yearbook is the essential annual guide to the Commonwealth, its members, and organizations. The 2006 Yearbook has been fully updated and includes articles on: ·The "good offices" role of the Commonwealth in promoting democracy and conflict resolution ·Commonwealth initiatives on reducing the impact of natural disasters, especially in small island states · Working for a fairer deal in international trade for developing countries ·The challenge of debt and debt management in developing countries and the Commonwealth Secretariat's widely used debt management software ·A full reference section and comprehensive profiles on the member states

Solomon Islands 2010 Economic Report

Solomon Islands 2010 Economic Report
Author : Asian Development Bank
Publisher : Asian Development Bank
Total Pages : 133
Release : 2010-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9789290920779
ISBN 13 : 9290920777
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solomon Islands 2010 Economic Report Book Description:

Economic and social progress in Solomon Islands has been limited since the country’s independence, and the recent global economic crisis has placed more pressure on the country’s economy. The resulting fiscal crunch and emerging balance-of-payments pressures demand a coordinated macroeconomic policy response, featuring recurrent expenditure restraint,prudent monetary policy, and public sector reform. Grant-funded infrastructure will also need to play a key role in supporting economic and employment growth. Finally, because the country is a high-cost, risky place in which to do business, the government must focus on removing constraints to private sector growth. This report outlines these recommendations for the medium- to long-term economic growth of Solomon Islands.