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Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development: Other Paths for Papua New Guinea

Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead


Papua New Guinea is going through a crisis: A concentration on conventional approaches to development, including an unsustainable reliance on mining, forestry, and foreign aid, has contributed to the country’s slow decline since independence in 1975. This book attempts to address problems and gaps in the literature on development and develop a new qualitative conception of community sustainability. In this context, sustainability is conceived in terms that include not just practices tied to economic development. It also informs questions of wellbeing and social integration, community-building, ... More

Keywords: Papua New Guinea, mining, forestry, foreign aid, community sustainability, wellbeing, social integration, community-building, infrastructure renewal, economic development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835880
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul James, author
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Yaso Nadarajah, author
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Karen Haive, author
Department for Community Development, Papua New Guinea