Papua New Guinea: government, economy and society


Yesterday ANU Press published our edited volume Papua New Guinea: government, economy and society.

Earlier social science surveys of PNG were published over a decade ago, so this book fills a big gap. Its seven main chapters – divided into three parts: politics and governance, economics and society – are a mix of documentary investigations and data analyzes that provide accessible and engaging insights into some of the most important issues facing the country. .

The authors come mainly from the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), and the book as a whole is the result of a long Partnership between the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU and the School of Business and Public Policy at UPNG.

Here is a small overview of the chapters to whet your appetite:

We would like to thank all 21 authors of the book, as well as the Australian and PNG governments for their support of the UNA-UPNG partnership. Thanks also to ANU Press, and special thanks to Lydia Papandrea for her excellent editing.

We hope Papua New Guinea: government, economy and society will be an asset, particularly for students from and in PNG, but also for policy makers and researchers looking for insight into particular topics or a starting point for further research.

The fact that this volume is open access (available for free download) should greatly add to its usefulness and use. Go and download your copy now.

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