Solomon Islands

Select Bibliography on Solomon Islands, 2003–2017

A bibliography of publications on Solomon Islands during the RAMSI years (2003–2017) has been compiled by Emeritus Professor Clive Moore of the University of Queeensland. Clive has kindly agreed to allow SSGM to share the bibliography with our network. It is a really valuable resource for researchers and others with an interest in developments in Solomon Islands in recent years. Our thanks to Clive for preparing it and making it openly available.

RAMSI: What has it Meant?

After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017

IB2017/26 Industry Guidelines for Chinese Mining Companies Abroad: Paper Tigers?

This In Brief discusses two sets of industry guidelines published by the Chinese government for Chinese companies investing in overseas mining projects.

Constituency funds in the Solomon Islands

The launch of a new research initiative demonstrates Australia’s growing investment in understanding the Pacific region.

IB2017/20 The RAMSI Legacy for Pacific Policing

Drawing on more than 100 interviews, this In Brief summarises preliminary findings from a research project supported by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) that has been examining

Urban Development in Honiara: Harnessing Opportunities, Embracing Change

Honiara and its surrounding urban areas have the highest levels of population growth in the South Pacific, and the population could treble by 2050.

As RAMSI's costly Solomon Islands rescue mission ends, its gains may vanish swiftly

FACEBOOK SHARE TWITTER TWEET EMAIL MORE On Friday, one of Australia's most significant, and expensive, foreign policy forays of recent times will come to an end. Over the last 14 years, more than $3 billion was spent on a tiny regional neighbour; a country most Australians would struggle to pinpoint on a map. The results are mixed and the gains far from assured.

SSGM Report on Urban Development in Honiara Launched By Solomon Islands Minister of Lands

The Honourable Moses Garu, Solomon Islands Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, launched the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) report on Urban Development in Honiara: Harnessing Opportunities, Embracing Change on 18 May 2017.

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in political arrangements are coming to a head. In Solomon Islands, work on a draft federal constitution is nearly complete (Yash Ghai and Jill Cottrell Ghai have been advising the Solomon Islands constitution review process over the past two years). In Bougainville, a ‘target date’ for a referendum for Bougainvilleans on the political future of Bougainville (inclusive of a choice of independence) has been set for mid-2019. In both places the processes involved are complex, controversial and potentially divisive, as are the potential outcomes of the process.

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