Institutional Reform and State Capacity in the South Pacific

Pacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 155-167, 2009

13 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2009

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Scott Hook

University of Queensland - School of Political Science and International Studies

Date Written: July 8, 2009

Abstract

This article reviews the experience with reforms in Fiji and makes observations about the capacity of other Pacific states to develop and implement a regional reform agenda. Are the extensive reform agenda in the Pacific prone to failure without better understanding of the capabilities of state institutions? In particular, there is little assessment of alternative approaches to policy implementation such as the capacity of local and indigenous institutions to guide policy development and implementation process more effectively.

Keywords: Institutions, Capacity and Pacific

Suggested Citation

Hook, Scott M., Institutional Reform and State Capacity in the South Pacific (July 8, 2009). Pacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 155-167, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1431354

Scott M. Hook (Contact Author)

University of Queensland - School of Political Science and International Studies ( email )

Queensland
Australia

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