3rd time not quite the charm for the MSG‘ ~ an op-ed for the Vanuatu Daily Post further to the July meeting of Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders in Honiara

Pacific Stories 2Matthew Dornan and I collect together the best that Devpolicy had to offer on the Pacific in 2014/15. This was pre-launched in Port Vila on 7th June, 2016. You can see some photos from the event here. It got its official launch in Suva at the Pacific Update in the middle of July. You can download a PDF copy here.

How to turn democracy into autocracyan op-ed for the Vanuatu Daily Post that was picked up by the Asia-Pacific Report.


The renaissance of the Melanesian Spearhead GroupA chapter I contributed to ‘The New Pacific Diplomacy’ edited by Greg Fry & Sandra Tarte, published by ANU Press

Vanuatu and Cyclone Pam: An update on fiscal, economic, and development impacts ~ A policy brief for the ADB’s mid-year ‘Pacific Economic Monitor’ co-authored with Matthew Dornan

Rebuild or reform: regional and subregional architecture in the Pacific island region ~ A peer-reviewed article for a special edition of the Journal de la Société des Océanistes


A meeting of the minds ~ a contribution on knowledge sharing in the Pacific to  the Spring edition of ‘Advance’ published by the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University

Regional Service Delivery among Pacific Island Countries: An Assessment ~ a peer-reviewed article for ‘Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies’ co-authored with Matthew Dornan

Do many hands make light work? ~ a contribution to the July edition of ‘Islands Business’ summarising our findings from our research into pooled service delivery co-authored with Matthew Dornan

The role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region ~ a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade on behalf of the Lowy Institute for International Policy

Pacific Stories ~ a collection of the best Pacific-focused posts on the Devpolicy blog from 2013/14 co-edited with Matthew Dornan


Updating the State of the Pacific: Review of ‘Pacific Perspectives’ Week at the ANU ~ a contribution to the ‘In Brief’ series published by the State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program

Supporting Democracy: Women’s Political Leadership ~ a literature review that introduces key theoretical positions and assumptions about women’s political leadership and translates them into the Melanesian context


A Kind of Mending ~ further to an international conference held in Port Vila, Vanuatu (2001) this book was first published in 2003 and then re-published by ANU e-press. It focuses on the use of restorative justice practices in the Pacific island region. Co-edited with Anita Jowitt & Sinclair Dinnen

Passage of Change ~ an interdisciplinary collection that locates issues of law and governance within the particular socio-political context of the Pacific island region, presenting sociological, anthropological and political insights alongside jurisprudential analysis. First published in 2003 and then re-published by ANU e-press. Co-edited with Anita Jowitt