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Chapter on Papua New Guinea politics in new book on the Pacific

A new book about the politics of the Pacific includes a chapter about Papua New Guinea’s
system of government – the country’s politics, elections and political parties.
The chapter also includes sections on Bougainville and on Papua New Guinea’s international
The chapter has been written by Dr Vergil Narokobi, who completed his PhD in 2015 (on
Papua New Guinea’s implementation of its constitutionally mandated national goals, directive
principles and basic social obligations).
Pacific Ways provides insights about 27 Pacific Island countries and territories.
Edited by Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Stephen Levine, the book includes
contributions from Pacific scholars from across the region.
The book covers all regions – Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia – and all countries,
irrespective of their size or political status. The contents mirror the diversity of the Pacific, with
chapters about an array of island nations whose politics receive relatively little media or
scholarly attention.
Originally published in 2009, this second edition of Pacific Ways has been written by an
almost entirely new team of authors, offering their own perspectives on the Pacific’s problems
and prospects. Pacific Ways includes a specially commissioned colour map of the entire
Pacific Islands region, providing a visual reference point for each of the states and territories.
The overall aim of this new edition of Pacific Ways is to provide a clear, thoughtful, up-to-date
account of the politics, elections, political parties and systems of government in every Pacific
Island nation and territory. 

Contributors: Peter Clegg, Jack Corbett, Jon Fraenkel, Lorenz Gonschor, Cheryl Hunter, Iati
Iati, Keli Kalolo, David Kupferman, Marc Lanteigne, Michael Leach, Hapakuke Pierre Leleivai,
Stephen Levine, Kelly Marsh, Nic Maclellan, Gordon Nanau, Vergil Narakobi, Robert Norton,
Glenn Petersen, Gregory B. Poling, Zag Puas, Max Quanchi, Frank Quimby, Steven Ratuva,
Nigel S. Roberts, J. Robert Shaffer, Tyrone Taitano, Salote Talagi, Takuia Uakeia, Wouter
Veenendaal, Phillipa Webb, Forrest Wade Young
Pacific Ways: Government and Politics in the Pacific Islands is available in bookshops and
can also be ordered from:
For further information, please contact Kirsten McDougall at:
Kirsten.McDougall@vuw.ac.nz. See also www.vup.victoria.ac.nz

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