By Stewart Firth

The Pacific Islands are feeling the consequences of globalisation. loose exchange in sugar and clothes is threatening of Fiji's key industries. whilst different possibilities are rising. Labour migration is transforming into in value, 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 system, with millions of its voters operating abroad. intervening time, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands grapple with an older type of globalisation during which in a foreign country businesses make the most mineral and woodland assets. The Pacific Islands confront specified difficulties of governance during this period of globalisation. the trendy, democratic country frequently matches awkwardly with conventional methods of doing politics in that a part of the realm. simply as usually, politicians within the Pacific make the most culture or invent it to serve sleek political reasons. The individuals to this quantity learn Pacific globalisation and governance from quite a lot 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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2004. Annex to the Submission by Oxfam New Zealand to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the Inquiry into New Zealand’s Relationship with Tonga. September. Oxfam New Zealand. 2005. Make Extortion History. Pacific Magazine Online. urlpinaid=16889 Pacific Network on Globalisation PANG. 2002. ‘What’s in it for the Pacific? ’ Fiji Sun, February 18. Pacific Region NGOs. 2005. Civil Society Statement on Pacific Plan. September. Slatter, Claire. 1989. ’ Social Alternatives, 8 (2). Slatter, Claire.

Of civil society organisations that exist today is urgently required. After the deregistration of the Fijian Forum, the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre commissioned the University of the South Pacific’s Institute for Justice and Applied Legal Studies to undertake a review of legislative and regulatory frameworks under which civil society organisations register in ACP member states in the region (Lakshman 2001), but existing legislation, based on the idea of NGOs as ‘charities’, remains in place.

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