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Pacific and Pasifika: Politics and Governance


UC Research

UC's research repository links to a wealth of UC research.

Pacific Organisations

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
The Pacific region’s premier political and economic policy organisation.
-Regional Reports
-Treaty Collection

Pacific Community - SPC
SPC is an international organisation that provides technical assistance, policy advice, training and research services to 22 Pacific Island countries and territories in areas such as health, human development, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Pacific Elders Voice

Environment and Climate Change

Pacific Ocean and Climate Crisis Assessment (POCCA)

Pacific Climate Change Portal
Access to web-based resources on climate change.

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SREP)

Other Organisations with a Pacific Focus

Asian Development Bank
Useful for economic and social development information about the Pacific.

Pacific Cooperation Foundation

Pacific Forum
A non-profit, foreign policy research institute based in Honolulu.

Pacific Trade  Investment Australia
An agency of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Pasifika Rising Oxfam

United Nations ESCAP
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Includes information on poverty, trade, tourism, environment, social development and statistics


The Macmillan Brown Library has a wide range of books on politics and governance in the Pacific. We've listed some useful subject headings here - for specific countries, replace Oceania or Pacific Area with the name of the country.

Politics and Governance


 Cooperation and Integration


Self determination

(see also the Colonial Government Information page)

Online books from the ANU: State, Society & Governance in Melanesia.

For Pacific legal and parliamentary material, see the Pacific Law Guide.

New Zealand - Pacific Relations


Ratuva, S. (2014). 'Failed' or resilient subaltern communities? Pacific indigenous social protection systems in a neoliberal world. Pacific Journalism Review, 20(2).  https://

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