Regional Governance, Peace and Security in the Pacific: A Case for Give and Take
The record on Pacific regionalism suggests cautious optimism about the prospects for better provision of public goods in the face of increasing globalization. Contradictions, especially cultural ones, between Pacific Island realities and global imperatives remain but can be addressed more effectively if there is more give and take between the Islands and their development partners, especially donors. More particularly, there is need for more give on the part of donors. I develop this case in relation to regional-co-operation.