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This unit investigates the historical, political and cultural roots to contemporary issues in the Pacific Islands.
Module One: Introduction to the Pacific Islands
Beginning with a broad overview of the histories and cultures of the Pacific Islands, the opening module also investigates the range of disciplines through which the Pacific Islands are represented, and the subsequent distinctions in their analysis.
Module Two: From Colonies to Nations
This module analyses the formation of the post-colonial nations in the Pacific, and the attempts to accommodate local political institutions into post-colonial states. This module also includes a case study of the colonial and post-colonial history of Fiji up to the first coups of 1987.
Module Three: Failed States in the Arc of Instability?
This module investigates the recent national history of Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Papua New Guinea, and considers regional and Australian responses to the political and law and order crises in these islands with a particular focus on RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands).
Two assignments 2500 words each, (2x50%) 100%
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