READ Pacific Discussion Papers

The READ Pacific Discussion Papers are designed to present detailed evidence on environmental issues that are subject to intense political debate in the countries of the Pacific island region, and to do so in time for this evidence to have an impact on the progress of the debate and the decisions of policy makers in these countries. Papers are typically twice the length of a normal journal articles, and will commonly give rise to more than one such article on the subject under consideration. However, the current lead times for publication in academic journals are normally too long for their publication to make a timely and significant policy impact. Immediate publication in digital form makes the papers more accessible to readers in the region and enables the content to be discussed in newspaper articles and blogs that deal with issues of the moment.

Discussion papers are available, free of charge, by clicking on the PDF link after the title. In the event of not being able to access the paper electronically, a print copy may be obtained by contacting the RE&D Program Coordinator (


Year Discussion Paper Title By
2011 No.01 The Political Construction of a Land Grab in Papua New Guinea [360KB PDF] Colin Filer


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