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What's in a term? “Green growth” and the “blue‐green economy” in the Pacific islands

Dornan, Matthew and Morgan, Wesley and Cain, Tess N. and Tarte, Sandra (2018) What's in a term? “Green growth” and the “blue‐green economy” in the Pacific islands. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, TBC . TBC. ISSN 2050-2680

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    Abstract

    The term “green growth” and its sister concepts, “bluegreen growth,” the “green economy,” and the “bluegreen economy,” have gained considerable traction in the Pacific island region in a short space of time. Pacific island governments, regional organisations, and development agencies all use the terms, which originate outside of the Pacific. What (and who) has driven the adoption of green growth terminology within the region? How has its usage in the region mirrored international? This paper presents findings from research on the vernacularisation of green growth terminology in Fiji and Vanuatu. We find a contested policy space, where Pacific actors deploy competing meanings of green growth terms in ways that both reflect their worldviews and support their agendas. Thisdiversity has helped to underpin the rapid spread ofgrowth terminology in the region, while differentiatingfrom international usage.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 15:05
    Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 15:05
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10995
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