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ANU Press Live and Learn Enviromental Education Conflict Resolution Network Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

ANU Press is a globally recognised leader in open‑access academic publishing. They produce fully peer-reviewed monographs and journals across a wide range of subject areas, with a special focus on international policy, Indigenous studies and the Asia Pacific region. Their open-access publishing practices ensure their publications are freely available to a worldwide audience, which includes those who are otherwise unable to access quality academia due to a lack of resources.

ANU Press’ entire backlist of almost 800 publications is available to download for free or purchase from press.anu.edu.au  We have provided a selection for you below.

Island Rivers: Fresh Water and Place in Oceania

Island Rivers draws attention to the deep historical attachments of island communities to rivers, and the ways in which those attachments are changing in response to economic development and social change.

The Moral Economy of Mobile Phones: Pacific Islands Perspectives

This newest volume in the Pacific Series identifies and evaluates the stakes at play in the moral economy of mobile phones by considering ethnographic cases from Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Vanuatu.

The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Domestic Moral Economy

In The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times scholars seek to understand what constitutes ‘the good life’ in areas where urbanisation and industrialisation clash with long-held traditional values.

Between the Plough and the Pick: Informal, artisanal and small-scale mining in the contemporary world

By focusing on the informal, artisanal and small-scale mining practices, Between the Plough and the Pick offers a redefinition of mining, and paves the way for a deeper, political economic interpretation of informal mining.

Mobilities of Return: Pacific Perspectives

Mobilities of Return examines return mobility as a starting point for understanding the broader context and experience of human mobility, community and identity in the Pacific region and beyond.

Solomon Islanders in World War II: An Indigenous Perspective

Solomon Islanders in World War II presents the first-ever local female perspective on the war campaign and its social, cultural and political impact on the island nation.

Tax, Social Policy and Gender: Rethinking equality and efficiency

Tax, Social Policy and Gender brings together state-of-the-art empirical, theoretical and policy thinking about gender equality in tax, transfer (social security) and social policy in Australia.

Grappling with the Bomb: Britain’s Pacific H-bomb tests

Grappling with the Bomb shares a unique view of Britain’s Pacific H-bomb tests through previously unheard testimony

War and Other Means: Power and violence in Houaïlou (New Caledonia)

War and Other Means explores violence and power in New Caledonia from the 1800s to the present.

Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics: Between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea

Large-scale Mines and Local-level Politics offers a major contribution to the growth of academic and political debate about the social impact of the large-scale mining industry in Melanesia and beyond.

Sinuous Objects: Revaluing Women’s Wealth in the Contemporary Pacific

Sinuous Objects brings the debate about women’s wealth to the fore by critically engaging with ideas about gender and materiality, value, relationality and the social life and agency of things.

Navigating the Future: An Ethnography of Change in Papua New Guinea

Navigating the Future draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork with Kubo people and their neighbours to explore how worlds are reconfigured as people become increasingly conscious of, and seek to draw into their own lives, wealth and power that had previously lain beyond their horizons.

Transformations of Gender in Melanesia

Despite the plethora of research on gender and the many projects designed to improve their status in the Pacific region, women continue to be disadvantaged and marginalised in social, economic and political spheres. How are we to understand this and what does it mean for researchers, policy-makers and development practitioners? Transformations of Gender in Melanesia examines these questions, partly by looking back but also by continuing the effort to explain and understand gender inequities in the Pacific through reference to the concept of societies in transition.

Gender Violence & Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu

Gender Violence & Human Rights critically interrogates the relation between gender violence and human rights as these three countries and their communities and citizens engage with, appropriate, modify and at times resist human rights principles and their implications for gender violence.

Touring Pacific Cultures

Touring Pacific Cultures captures the central importance of tourism to the visual, material and performed cultures of the Pacific region, and explores how culture is defined, produced, experienced and sustained through tourism-related practices across the region.

The New Pacific Diplomacy

Since 2009 there has been a fundamental shift in the way that the Pacific Island states engage with regional and world politics. The New Pacific Diplomacy brings together a range of analyses and perspectives on these dramatic new developments in Pacific diplomacy at sub-regional, regional and global levels, and in the key sectors of global negotiation for Pacific states – fisheries, climate change, decolonisation, and trade.

Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and Witchcraft Beliefs and Practices in Melanesia

Talking it Through brings together a collection of chapters written by a diverse range of authors, both Melanesian and non-Melanesian, providing crucial insights both into how sorcery and witchcraft practices and beliefs are playing out in contemporary Melanesia, and also the types of interventions that are being trialed or debated to address the problems associated with them.

Diversity in Leadership: Australian women, past and present

Diversity in Leadership provides a new understanding of the historical and contemporary aspects of Indigenous and non-Indigenous women’s leadership in a range of local, national and international contexts.

Live and Learn works with communities across Asia and the Pacific. Their priority is to work alongside communities in sustaining their enviroments by improving ethical and sustainable practice. They believe everyone is a stakeholder in environmental education; that we all feel the impact of its success or failure and we all impact it by our behaviour. We have provided a selection of their wonderful resources and more can be found on their website https://livelearn.org

Governing Comunities - Community Governance Guide

The Governing Communities Guide can be used to mobilise community actions to improve good
governance and leadership in communities. Through Learning Circles, participants provide the content
for learning and action based on their views, experiences, ideas, and skills. This forms the basis for
making decisions and developing plans to address governance issues.

Discovering Democracy: A Resource for Young People in Fiji

This resource is designed to develop the capacities of young people so that they can be fully participating citizens in civil society with an understanding of and commitment to democracy, human rights, and sustainable development.

Discovering Democracy: A guide for forming youth groups in Papua New Guinea

This guide provides information that will help young people understand the concepts
of ‘democracy’, ‘human rights’ and ‘sustainable development’ as well as advise
on how to establish and maintain a youth group.

Mobilising People Towards Integrated Water Resource Management, A Guide to Community Action

The guidelines were inspired through joint endeavours between the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to develop an innovative project on Sustainable Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Pacific Island Countries.

Human Rights in the Pacific: Media Guide

This media guide has been prepared to support journalists and other members of the media understand and promote human rights to communities, governments and other entities in Pacific countries.

Gud Disisons Gud Lidaship: A Community Facilitation Guide

This guide is a resource for individuals and groups in Solomon Islands who want to strengthen (strongim) leadership and decision-making in their organisation or community, so that everyone can work together to achieve common goals. It includes information and activities to help communities reflect on different leadership and decision-making styles, and encourages communities to work towards inclusive and transparent decision-making.

Gud Disisons Gud Lidaship: Power Cards

The Conflict Resolution Network’s vision is to create a conflict-resolving community in a culture of peace and social justice. They research, develop and disseminate the theory and practice of Conflict Resolution (CR) throughout a national and international network. Why? Because CR skills build stronger and more unified communities, organisations and relationships. The Conflict Resolution Network aims to make CR skills, strategies and attitudes universally accessible and they offer free training material on their website and most CR literature can be freely reproduced. They ask that their copyright notice and contact details appear on any page is reproduce or adapted, so that others can find a way to their website  –  http://www.crnhq.org/

In 1973 the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) established the Peace and Conflict Resolution Program of UNAA, under the direction of Dr Stella Cornelius, AO, OBE, DLitt (Macq.), FAIM. As a result, the Conflict Resolution Network was founded in 1986 under the auspices of UNAA, and co-directors, Stella and Helena Cornelius. Today, the Conflict Resolution Network is an independent civil society organisation headed by Helena Cornelius, a professional psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in this field.

Fighting Fair Poster

Non-Violence Pledge

Resolve the Conflict Poster

CR Thought for the Month: Developing Options

CR Thought for the Month: Negotiation

CR Thought for the Month: Communication killers

CR Thought for the Month: AND not BUT

Pacific Islands Forum Members work together through deeper forms of regionalism in support of sustainable development, economic growth, good governance and security. The Secretariat co-ordinates action by states and other stakeholders to achieve these objectives. Their focus is innovative, game changing initiatives for regional action. The Secretariat promotes an inclusive regional public policy approach to arrive at proposals for Forum Leaders’ to consider and endorse.

Pacific Leaders Emphasise Action On Climate Change

Pacific Leadership on Ocean Management and Conservation

Empowerment, Inclusiveness & Equality - Tracking Sustainable Development in the Pacific

Pacific Regional Education Framework 2018-2030

Launch of the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) 26th November 2018

In a first for the Pacific, the European Union, Australian Government, United Nations, the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat are partnering to coordinate the region's largest single project to date, to comprehensively end violence against women and girls in the Pacific.

Negotiating Ambitious Global Action on Climate at COP24

Members of the Pacific Islands Forum join the global community in Poland for COP24, a meeting of the United Nations aimed at tackling the issue of climate change.

In the region’s new security Boe Declaration, the Forum Leaders recently reaffirmed that climate change presents the single greatest threat to the livelihood, security and wellbeing of Pacific people.

The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands