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Making sense of the Solomon Islands upheaval

Volume 11, Issue 1

April, 2005

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Field, M. (2005). Making sense of the Solomon Islands upheaval. Pacific Journalism Review, 11(1): 199-201. Review of The Manipulation of Custom: From uprising to Intervention in the Solomon Islands, by Jon Fraenkel. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2004.
Author(s): Michael Field
Reviewed book by Jon Fraenkel
Publication date: 
April, 2005

Dr Jon Fraenkel, a senior research fellow at the University of the South Pacific's Governance and Development Institute, has produced a solid and readable account of the [Solomon Island] uprising. He has more than an academic, however, and his own journalism, particularly with the London-based Economist was the among the scraps of evidence that were used to build up Canberra's intervention justification.