Politics and the nature of the state

The nature of the state, and the role of the state in shaping security and development outcomes, has long been a focus of DPA’s scholarship. DPA continues to undertake research on state transformation in the Pacific, focusing on Melanesia. Central to this work is analysis of state–society relations, and what they mean for political order, security, and development outcomes.

Subtopics within this program of research include:

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