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Thirty-five years after the first new Pacific states gained their independence, traditional leaders remain important political actors throughout the region. The political environs of the South Pacific, freshly populated with presidents, prime ministers, members of parliament, and local judiciary officers, are also increasingly crowded with newly visible chiefs. Far from being premodern relics, the chiefs who operate within modern Pacific states today figure significantly in attempts to fashion national identities and manage the direction of political and economic development. This volume presents detailed analyses of the accommodations between chiefs and states in thirteen Pacific societies. In some states, traditional perquisites and political authority have overlapped so that the state is a contemporary form of chiefdom.
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Book Description Stanford Universty Press, Stanford, California, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. pp.xx+344. 21.5cm. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Hard cover in dust jacket. A fine clean copy. Seller Inventory # 24024
Book Description Stanford Univ Pr 1997-12-01, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Books is in very good condition. Some creases from wear. Seller Inventory # DS-0804728496-2
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