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By Stewart Firth

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The Pacific Islands are feeling the results of globalisation. unfastened alternate in sugar and clothes is threatening of Fiji's key industries. while different possibilities are rising. Labour migration is turning out to be in significance, and Pacific governments are calling for extra entry to Australia's labour marketplace. Fiji has joined Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati as a remittance economic system, with millions of its electorate operating in a foreign country. interim, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands grapple with an older form of globalisation during which abroad businesses make the most mineral and wooded area assets. The Pacific Islands confront specific difficulties of governance during this period of globalisation. the fashionable, democratic nation usually suits awkwardly with conventional methods of doing politics in that a part of the realm. simply as usually, politicians within the Pacific make the most culture or invent it to serve glossy political reasons. The members to this quantity study Pacific globalisation and governance from quite a lot of views. they arrive from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Hawai'i, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Jamaica in addition to Australia.

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Pp. 285-98. 39 Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands Stromquist, Nelly, P. d. 'The Impact of Globalization on Education and Gender: An Emergent Cross-National Balance'. Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. htm Submission of Oxfam New Zealand to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the Inquiry into New Zealand’s Relationship with Tonga, April 2, 2004. Sutherland, William. 2000. ’ Development and Change, 31 (2). pp. 459-80. Sutherland, William with Robbie Robertson, Malakai Koloamatangi and Tarcisius Kabutaulaka.

The finding by researchers who produced the USP Report on Strengthening Regional Cooperation through Enhanced Engagement with NGOs that 59 per cent of participants in the consultations they held knew ‘little/nothing about trade’ is not surprising; nor is the finding that 28 Treading Water in Rapids? 63 per cent knew ‘little/nothing about what the Forum Secretariat does’ (Sutherland et al. 2005). Organised civil society opposition to ‘reform’ in Pacific Island countries has tended to be sporadic, confined largely to national contexts, and occurring at different times, over different issues and involving different protagonists, such that solidarity from civil society organisations in other parts of the region has most often been limited if not completely absent.

Pp. 285-98. 39 Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands Stromquist, Nelly, P. d. 'The Impact of Globalization on Education and Gender: An Emergent Cross-National Balance'. Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. htm Submission of Oxfam New Zealand to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the Inquiry into New Zealand’s Relationship with Tonga, April 2, 2004. Sutherland, William. 2000. ’ Development and Change, 31 (2). pp. 459-80. Sutherland, William with Robbie Robertson, Malakai Koloamatangi and Tarcisius Kabutaulaka.

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