Conference presentation - Changing Patterns of Security Governance - 13-15 Sept 2016

Sinclair Dinnen

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


    Regional security has always meant different things to different people. Recent damaging cyclones in Vanuatu and in Fiji have underlined the vulnerabilityand yet also the resilienceof small Pacific island countries; much of the regions rhetoric on climate change also asserts the regions vulnerability as a primary consideration. Recent focus on the growth of the private security sector in the Pacific has underlined gaps in national and regional governance frameworks. Australias latest Defence White Paper, released in March 2016, has re-asserted Australias claim to be the regions principal security partner; Australias new Pacific Maritime Security Initiative is a major new commitment. Even so, nontraditional players remain activeand perhaps increasingly soin the region. How effectively are governments in the region responding to new and emerging security challenges and do existing regional processes, such as the Biketawa Declaration and the Forum Regional Security Committee, remain fit-for-purpose?
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Eventunknown - Australian National University
    Duration: 27 Sept 2001 → …


    Period27/09/01 → …


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