The instability of Papua New Guinea/Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Fiji is characterised by ethnic clashes, a growing crime rate and political struggles that have seen the loss of state control in some areas. The outbreaks of violence, and in some cases the total collapse of the rule of law, have ignited discussion over appropriate alternatives that could be useful in rebuilding societies torn apart by ethnic conflict and violence generated by political, social and economic change.
"Meshing traditional approaches and Western methods: potential and problems,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol8/iss3/2