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Noted: Crucial democracy media role

Volume 13, Issue 1

March, 2007

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Robie, D. (2007). Crucial democracy media role. Pacific Journalism Review, 13(1): 217-219. Review of Pacific Futures, edited by Michael Powles. Wellington: Pacific Cooperation Foundation; Canberra: Pandanus Book, 2006. 260 pp. ISBN 1740761871.
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed book by: Michael Powles
Publication date: 
April, 2007

Many chapters in Pacific Futures examine the exclusive and thorny nature of democracy and its weaknesses in the region, governance problems, the tension between human rights and culture, law reform and nation-building, neo-liberalism and the 'disciplining' of Pacific Island states, and 'whose Oceania'—contending visions of community.