Topics in the Contemporary Pacific

Brij V. Lal, Editor

Topics in the Contemporary Pacific addresses issues of pressing concern to the Pacific Island region as a whole and is aimed at lay readers, students, researchers from within and beyond the Pacific, policy makers, and other interested professionals. While the selection of authors will be guided chiefly by the relevance and appeal of their proposed project to the overall purpose of the series, a conscious effort will be made to foster new and broad-based talent. Some studies will crystallise new problems, some will be the first comprehensive treatment of a contemporary issue, and others will tackle subjects of perennial importance for the region.

Becoming Landowners: Entanglements of Custom and Modernity in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, by Victoria C. Stead (October 2016)

Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands, by Jack Corbett (January 2015)

Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants’ Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003, by Matthew G. Allen (September 2013)

Interpreting Corruption: Culture and Politics in the Pacific Islands, by Peter Larmour (2012)