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Download PDF by Stewart Firth: Globalisation and governance in the Pacific Islands

By Stewart Firth

ISBN-10: 1920942971

ISBN-13: 9781920942977

The Pacific Islands are feeling the results of globalisation. loose alternate in sugar and clothes is threatening of Fiji's key industries. even as different possibilities are rising. Labour migration is transforming into in significance, and Pacific governments are calling for extra entry to Australia's labour industry. Fiji has joined Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati as a remittance economic climate, with millions of its voters operating in another country. intervening time, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands grapple with an older form of globalisation within which in another country businesses take advantage of mineral and wooded area assets. The Pacific Islands confront designated difficulties of governance during this period of globalisation. the fashionable, democratic country usually matches awkwardly with conventional methods of doing politics in that a part of the area. simply as frequently, politicians within the Pacific take advantage of culture or invent it to serve smooth political reasons. The individuals to this quantity research Pacific globalisation and governance from a variety of views. they arrive from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Hawai'i, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Jamaica in addition to Australia.

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High Level Panel on UN-Civil Society. Choudry, Aziz. 2002. ’ Paper produced for Focus on the Global South, April. Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Início. 2003. The World Social Forum: Toward A Counter-Hegemonic Globalization. php Field, Michael. 2005. ’ The Dominion Post. Tuesday, October 11, 2005. Firth, Stewart. 2000. ’ The Contemporary Pacific, 12, 1. pp. 178–92. Fisher, William F. and Thomas Ponniah. 2003. Another World is Possible: Popular Alternatives to Globalisation at the World Social Forum.

The progressive liberalisation of markets since 1995 through negotiated trade rules among member states of the WTO has effectively enshrined neo-liberal ideas within a new, albeit strongly contested, framework of international law, while neo-liberal discourses on ‘growth’, ‘efficiency’, ‘reform’ 24 Treading Water in Rapids? and ‘governance’ emerging from World Development Reports 1 have come to dominate development thinking. The movement against economic globalisation and neo-liberalism emerged in response to mounting concerns about the serious social and economic crises and extreme inequalities resulting from the implementation of restructuring and liberalisation policies across the developing world, the injustice of Third-World debt, and the growing power of international financial institutions, the WTO, and transnational corporations.

9 From 1999, the work of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat began to focus increasingly on trade liberalisation and compliance with WTO principles and trade rules — two regional trade agreements, the Pacific Island Countries Trade 27 Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands Agreement (PICTA) and the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (with Australia and New Zealand; PACER), emerged from Secretariat processes. After the signing of the Cotonou Agreement between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the EU in 2000, and the inclusion of six more Pacific Island states in the ACP group, the Secretariat also assumed responsibility for coordinating negotiations between Pacific ACP countries and the EU on a Regional Economic Partnership Agreement, and subsidiary agreements.

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