publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Why don't things fall apart? : a study of the survival of the Solomon Islands state

Tucker, Alexis Elizabeth;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
In the "Fund for Peace Failed State Index of 2009" the Melanesian country of the Solomon Islands was named the "most failed state in Oceania". Since gaining independence from the British in 1978, the small island country has struggled to survive amid economic underdevelopment, political instability, violent civil conflicts, and social dissolution. The contemporary Solomon Islands, a product of European imperial expansion and British colonization, has neither a strong sense of national unity and identity, nor a functioning state apparatus and economy which could legitimize the existence of the country. The question, therefore, arises--why don't things fall apart?...
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