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Transforming the regional architecture [electronic resource] : new players and challenges for the Pacific islands / Nic Maclellan.

Author/Creator:
Maclellan, Nic.
Publication:
Honolulu, HI : East-West Center, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
Asia-Pacific issues ; no. 8.
AsiaPacific issues, 1522-0966 ; no. 118
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Other Title:
JSTOR Security Studies.
Subjects:
Pacific Islands Forum.
Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Islands of the Pacific.
Islands of the Pacific -- Economic policy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Growing debates over the mandate and capacity of regional institutions in the Pacific highlight the complex and cluttered agenda facing island leaders. The Pacific Islands Forum, with a new secretary general and Framework on Pacific Regionalism, is working to forge collective positions among its 16 members. But fundamental policy differences over climate change, trade, and decolonization reinforce the sentiment among islanders that Australia and New Zealand should play a less dominant role within the Forum. The current question of Fiji's reintegration into the Forum overshadows deeper structural changes across the region: Island nations are increasingly looking to nontraditional development partners and using mechanisms outside the Forum. Meanwhile, looming decisions on climate and self-determination seem destined to alienate powerful friends. Pacific islanders want to set the agenda within their own institutions, and are finding it increasingly difficult to paper over contested visions for the future.
Notes:
"August 2015."
Includes bibliographical references (page 8).
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
East-West Center.
Other format:
Print version: Maclellan, Nic. Transforming the regional architecture.
OCLC:
945225600
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