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The New Pacific Diplomacy and the South Pacific Tuna Treaty

Tarai, Jope V. (2015) The New Pacific Diplomacy and the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. In: The New Pacific Diplomacy. ANU e-press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 237-248. ISBN 9781925022827

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The shift to a new Pacific diplomacy, where the Pacific’s agenda is no longer externally driven, but is to an extent led from within the Pacific, can be seen in the case of the negotiation of the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. To demonstrate this shift, this chapter will highlight the factors shaping the inception of the treaty, and those influencing the current negotiations. These include the regional agenda, the Pacific’s leveraging capability, and the influence and roles of the regional institutions. It will highlight the role of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) at the time the initial treaty was signed in 1987, and the role of the islands-only Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) in the contemporary era. This will demonstrate how the new Pacific diplomacy has been instrumental in elevating the Pacific’s negotiating position.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Jope Tarai
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2016 01:01
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 01:03

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