Peace in the Pacific: grounded in local custom, adapting to change

Boege, Volker (2016). Peace in the Pacific: grounded in local custom, adapting to change. In Oliver P. Richmond, Sandra Pogodda and Jasmin Ramovic (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of disciplinary and regional approaches to peace (pp. 476-488) New York, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-1-137-40761-0_37


Author Boege, Volker
Title of chapter Peace in the Pacific: grounded in local custom, adapting to change
Title of book The Palgrave handbook of disciplinary and regional approaches to peace
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-137-40761-0_37
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2016
ISBN 9781137407610
9781137407603
Editor Oliver P. Richmond
Sandra Pogodda
Jasmin Ramovic
Chapter number 36
Start page 476
End page 488
Total pages 13
Total chapters 36
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Pacific region is huge and highly diverse — linguistically, culturally and otherwise. Outsiders think of it as a massive expanse of water scattered with small isolated islands that are vulnerable and far apart (and, from a metropolitan perspective, ‘far away’). By contrast, an insiders’ view of Oceania is one of a ‘sea of islands’, focusing on the bonds and linkages that the ocean has provided between the island societies for time immemorial. In today’s international system, the region is divided into ‘nation’-states, most of them very small by international standards. The Pacific has the greatest concentration of micro-states worldwide. With approximately seven million inhabitants, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is by far the country with the biggest population. Altogether, no more than ten million people live in the region.
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