The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) (formerly known as the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program) is the leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research and analysis concerning contemporary state, society and governance in the Pacific. Situated within the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, DPA seeks to set the international standard for scholarship on the region.
Students undertaking a post-graduate research degree, graduate course work and undergraduate studies with DPA work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on the Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.
- Legitimacy Work’ and Transnational Policing: What does the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Island’s strategic narrative tell us about how interventions build legitimacy?
- Security Challenges in Vanuatu: Planning for the Future
- Another vote for independence: New Caledonia's second referendum on self-determination