Despite there being two major internal armed conflicts in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands in the last twenty years, little documented literature exists on the conditions necessary for the re-establishment and sustainability of post-conflict policing within Melanesian. More recently, challenges to security and order in number of countries in the region has resulted in significant levels of aid and techniical assistance being provided to policing agencies within these countries. Most of what is known about the re-establishment of policing post-conflict has essential been learnt by doing and the dominant sources of literature focus on countries from outside the Pacific region. Little research has been undertaken on post-conflict policing within the Pacific region generally and Melanesia specifically. The research undertaken in this dissertation examines the conditions necessary for the re-establishment and sustainability of post-conflict policing on Bougainville. This research uses a phenomenological approach with sources of knowledge developed from fifteen respondent's experiences through the use of a semi-structured interview format. All of the respondents have worked or are currently working on Bougainville. A number of conditions for the re-establishment and sustainability of postconflict policing on Bougainville will be presented. Most of the identified conditions for the re-establishment of policing support contemporary international literature. Conditions identified for the sustainability of reestablished policing on Bougainville focus on the need to develop and strengthen society and state.
|Qualification||Doctor of Public Policy|
|Award date||01 Sep 2007|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|