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Existential threats to the Pacific Islands: Oceania resists the long reach of Empire

Griffen, Vanessa and Nanau, Gordon and Penjueli, Maureen (2020) Existential threats to the Pacific Islands: Oceania resists the long reach of Empire. In: Resistance to Empire and Militarization: Reclaiming the Sacred. Equinox Publishing Ltd, Sheffield and Bristol, pp. 323-338. ISBN 978 1 78179 995 6

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For the purposes of the discussion in this chapter, the analysis in all the sections refers to the Pacific Island region as a whole, including all Pacific Island countries regardless of political status that have a shared Pacific cultural and social identity as Pacific Islanders. On Pacific Island responses to militarization, land grabs, and sea bed resource exploitation, the chapter concentrates on the options of resistance and desistance. In the case of land grab legislation, independent states where there is legal recognition of those countries” formal rights of control over their lands, seas and natural resources the state has full jurisdiction over its territory and governance. This is to recognize that Pacific Island states do have powers of resistance and their leaders can use such powers.The chapter is an exploration of three different areas of colonial and post-colonial impacts shared by many in Pacific islands and raises questions on what forms of resistance now and in the past, can be used by Pacific Islanders in response to globalization.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Gordon Nanau
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 00:17
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 00:17

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