[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101227]
Researchers Prof Stephanie Lawson;
Brief description In the general context of increasing international attention to Asia-Pacific issues, the project aims to investigate regional politics in the Southwest Pacific from the early post-war period to the present with a focus on identity politics among Pacific Island states and Australia's role in the region. Its significance lies in the identification of important tensions in regional politics arising from the legacies of colonialism and the Cold War, the Melanesia/Polynesia divide and the advent of new actors. Outcomes include a deeper understanding of regional processes, and the motives, interests, values and expectations which underpin them, to inform scholarly approaches, policy formulation and public discourses.
Funding Amount 159000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects