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Papua New Guinea has a fancy ‘law and order’ challenge and an entrenched epidemic of HIV. This ebook explores their interplay. It additionally probes their joint demanding situations and opportunities—most essentially for civic safeguard, a which may offersome immunity to either. This ebook is a useful and well timed contribution to a constrained yet turning out to be physique of scholarship within the social and structural contexts of HIV epidemiology in Papua New Guinea. the amount deals a distinct selection of interdisciplinary insights at the connections among legislation and order and the HIV epidemic and is gifted in a fashion obtainable to a large viewers, students and lay humans alike… considerably, this is often the 1st quantity to seriously learn the advanced and inexorable hyperlinks among HIV, gender, violence, and protection inside of a theoretical framework thv at illuminates the demanding situations of the epidemic for PNG’s destiny solidarity and balance as a tender nation...The value of this brave publication can't be overstated. whereas it communicates an pressing and powerful message in regards to the desire for instant motion … it bargains insightful reflections at the procedures and probabilities of social transformation that absolutely can have enduring scholarly and useful value.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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AIDS: Belief and Culture in Papua New Guinea. Special Issue of Catalyst: Social Pastoral Journal for Melanesia, 39 (2). 13 1. Entwined Endemics: HIV and ‘Law and Order’ Vicki Luker and Sinclair Dinnen Papua New Guinea has two entwined endemics: a complex ‘law and order’ problem and entrenched HIV. Each has serious implications for the nation’s future. Together they pose joint challenges and joint opportunities, most fundamentally for efforts to realise ‘civic security’ that may confer some immunity to both.

With some regret, this volume uses HIV very elastically, depending on context, to refer to: stages 1–3 of HIV disease; stages 1–4 (that is, including AIDS) (WHO 2007); the HIV endemic; the broader historical, social, cultural, and political phenomenon centred on HIV and AIDS; and finally, to imply specific issues associated with the progress of the disease through individuals and collectivities. But the retention of ‘HIV/AIDS’ is warranted in some contexts. ‘Law and Order’ At the heart of the phrase ‘law and order’ is a concept of ‘civic security’— that is, the safety and liberty of citizens in a modern nation-state.

Dinnen, S. 1998. In Weakness and Strength: State, Societies and Order in Papua New Guinea. In Weak and Strong States in Asia-Pacific Societies, ed. P. Dauvergne, 38–59. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin. Dinnen, S. 2000. Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Crime and State in Papua New Guinea. In Developing Cultural Criminology: Theory and Practice in Papua New Guinea, ed. C. Banks, 51–78. Sydney Institute of Criminology Monograph Series No. 13. Dinnen, S. 2001. Law and Order in a Weak State: Crime and Politics in Papua New Guinea.

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