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The emergent middle classes in Timor-Leste and Melanesia: Conceptual issues and developmental significance

The emergence of a middle class has been identified as an important factor driving economic and political transitions in Asia and Africa.

Sorcery Cases in Papua New Guineas Village Courts: Legal Innovation Part IV

This In Brief argues that the repeal of Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Act 1971 has been functionally irrelevant for village courts, which face the issue of sorc

Is Biometric Voter Registration the Way Forward for Melanesia?

Recent experiences in Fiji and Solomon Islands provide examples of roll improvements supported by biometric technology, although the true costs and benefits

Papua New Guinea's National Research Agenda

This In Brief discusses Papua's New Guinea's (PNG's) developing National Research Agenda (NRA) and the changes that are likely to result to the conduct of re

Papua New Guinea at 40: Signs of a New Political Culture?

In April, Papua New Guinea's (PNG's) Registrar of Political Parties, Dr Alphonse Gelu, suggested that current political stability points to ' the emergence o

The Social Dimensions of Economic Activity in Melanesia

The way people produce, transact, arrange and remunerate labour, distribute, accumulate, possess, and consume is shaped by their social context.

The Formal, the Informal, and the Precarious: Making a Living in Urban Papua New Guinea

For many Papua New Guineans, the dominant accounts of 'the economy' – contained within development reports, government documents and the media – do not adequ

Using Mobile Phones to Track Anti-Witchcraft Violence in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief outlines the role new mobile phone– based research techniques can play in addressing this information deficit.

Money and Values in Urban Settlement Households in Port Moresby Part 1: Money is Important, So Are Children, Water and Firewood

This In Brief presents some preliminary findings of my doctoral research examining the politicaleconomy context of livelihoods in urban informal settlements

Australia's New Aid Paradigm and the Natural Resource Curse

On 18 June 2014, the Australian Government announced its new approach to overseas development with an emphasis on sustainable economic growth and poverty red

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