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Civic Insecurity: Law, Order and HIV in Papua New Guinea by Vicki Luker, Sinclair Dinnnen

By Vicki Luker, Sinclair Dinnnen

Papua New Guinea has a fancy ‘law and order’ challenge and an entrenched epidemic of HIV. This publication explores their interplay. It additionally probes their joint demanding situations and opportunities—most essentially for civic safeguard, a situation that may offersome immunity to either. This e-book is a invaluable and well timed contribution to a constrained yet transforming into physique of scholarship within the social and structural contexts of HIV epidemiology in Papua New Guinea. the quantity bargains a special choice of interdisciplinary insights at the connections among legislation and order and the HIV epidemic and is gifted in a way obtainable to a large viewers, students and lay humans alike… considerably, this is often the 1st quantity to severely 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 significance of this brave ebook can't be overstated. whereas it communicates an pressing and effective message in regards to the want for fast motion … it bargains insightful reflections at the methods and probabilities of social transformation that unquestionably may have enduring scholarly and sensible value.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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London: Earthscan. 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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But is ‘generalised epidemic’ the best description? As indicated above, while PNG’s national epidemic may be described as ‘generalised’, subnationally it has ‘concentrated’ and ‘micro’ epidemics within certain networks and locales. Some connotations of the word ‘epidemic’ can be misleading too. Consider speed and infectiousness, two qualities often implied. Epidemic HIV however, unlike for instance epidemic influenza, is not so easily passed from one person to another and is even less infectious than most common STIs.

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