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Local government in the South Pacific Islands

Hassall, Graham and Tipu, Feue (2008) Local government in the South Pacific Islands. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, N/A (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 1836-0394

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    Abstract

    In this paper we seek to answer some basic questions about the condition of local government in the Pacific. Firstly, we examine what is meant by ‘local government’ in the various islands and for that matter how Pacific Island states have perceived and accepted local government institutions in practice; second, we ask basic questions about existing legal and constitutional recognition and powers; and third, we provide initial findings on current per capita expenditure and local government financial viability in a number of Pacific cities and towns. We also make some observations on current moves towards local government reform.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2008 14:16
    Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 19:26
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/121
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