This volume presents detailed analyses of the accommodations between chiefs and states in fourteen Pacific societies. The renewed significance of chiefs, and the discussions and disagreements that surround them, are a vital part of debates about identity and power in the Pacific today. In some cases, these debates produce calls for the revitalization and re-empowerment of chiefs; in others, they spark attempts to constrict or otherwise regulate their powers. Pacific societies examined are: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, Tana Toraja, Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, and New Zealand.
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Subtítulo: TRADITIONAL PACIFIC LEADERSHIP AND THE POSTCOLONIA