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Oceanic Diplomacy: An Introduction

Carter, Salā G. and Fry, Gregory and Nanau, Gordon (2021) Oceanic Diplomacy: An Introduction. Department of Pacific Affairs, Canberra.

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What we are attempting to bring to the fore in this In Brief, and the research project which it introduces, is a third understanding of diplomacy in the Pacific region which we are calling ‘Oceanic diplomacy’. It refers to the distinctive diplomatic practices and principles which come out of the long history and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands. These longstanding traditional systems are still important in the conduct of relations among tribes and clans within the postcolonial states of the Pacific. These principles, practices and protocols work alongside Western diplomatic practices in the performance of modern diplomacy by Pacific Island states and are sometimes employed in the region’s diplomatic approaches to the global arena. Our purpose is to explore the value and significance of these practices in modern contexts within the state, between Pacific Island states, and in Pacific diplomacy in the global arena.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS)
Depositing User: Gordon Nanau
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 00:13
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 00:13

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