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Mapping security in the Pacific : a focus on context, gender and organisational culture

This book examines questions about the changing nature of security and insecurity in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Previous discussions of security in the Pacific region have been largely determined by the geopolitical interests of the Global North. This volume instead attempts to centre PICs' security interests by focussing on the role of organisational culture, power dynamics and gender in (in)security processes and outcomes. Mapping Security in the Pacific underscores the multidimensional nature of security, its relationship to local, international, organisational and cultural dynamics, the resistances engendered through various forms of insecurities, and innovative efforts to negotiate gender, context and organisational culture in reducing insecurity and enhancing justice. Covering the Pacific region widely, the volume brings forth context-specific analyses at micro-, meso- and macro-levels, allowing us to examine the interconnections between security, crime and justice, and point to the issues raised for crime and justice studies by environmental insecurity. In doing so, it opens up opportunities to rethink scholarly and policy frames related to security/insecurity about the Pacific. Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to students and scholars in criminology, sociology, cultural studies, social theory and those interested in learning about the Pacific region and different aspects of security
eBook, English, 2020
Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, 2020
1 online resource (265 pages)
9780429628290, 9780429625015, 9780429031816, 9780429626654, 0429628293, 0429626657, 0429625014, 0429031815
Introduction Chapter 1- (In)Security in the Pacific Island Countries Part 1: Reframing Security in the Pacific Chapter 2- Mapping circumstances in Oceania: Reconsidering human security in an age of globalisation Chapter 3- Economic (In)Security in the Pacific Chapter 4- Resisting the Tides: Responding to Nuclear and Environmental "Insecurity" in the Marshall Islands Chapter 5- Impact of Natural Disasters and Climate Change on National Security in the Pacific: Case Studies of Kiribati and Tuvalu Part 2: Sources of Gender Insecurity in the Pacific Chapter 6- Human security, International Agenda and Responses to Calls for "Women's Empowerment" Chapter 7- Mapping Gender Security-Insecurity in Fiji: Rape Myths and Sexual Prejudice Chapter 8- Gender and post-conflict security sector reform: Experiences from Bougainville and Solomon Islands Chapter 9- Gender vulnerability to climate change and natural hazards: The case of Tropical Cyclone Winston, Fiji Chapter 10- Can Theology Contribute to the Security of Women in the Pacific Household? Chapter 11- Insecurities and Strategies of the Leiti (Transgender) Community in Tonga and the Role of Businesses and Indigenous Reconciliation Practices Part 3: Organisational Culture, Security Providers, Partner Institutions and Security Outcomes Chapter 12- Contextualizing Policing in Melanesia: History, Adaptation and Adoption Problematized Chapter 13- Policing Sorcery Accusation Related Violence in Papua New Guinea Chapter 14- Insecurity, Policing and Marketisation: Papua New Guinea's Changing Security Landscape Chapter 15- Mapping Military Reform in Fiji: Timing it Right Chapter 16- Organization Repositioning for Improved Security Provision: Lessons from Guam on Implementing Community Policing Conclusion Chapter 17- Security, Resilience and Resistance in the PICs: Aligning Priorities and Relocating Responsibility