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Greed and Grievance – Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003 - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Matthew G. Allen


This book offers important new perspectives on the violence and unrest that gripped Solomon Islands between late 1998 and mid-2003, a period known as the Ethnic Tension. Based on in-depth interviews and documents associated with the “Tension Trials,” it is the first detailed account of the conflict that engages directly with the voices of the men who joined the rival militant groups. These contemporary voices are presented against the backdrop of the socioeconomic and cultural history of Solomon Islands. The findings provide a refreshing corrective to the pervasive framing of the Isatabu upris ... More

Keywords: colonization, Solomon Islands, militant groups, nation-building, violence, Ethnic Tension, Tension Trials, conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838546
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew G. Allen, author
Australian National University