Source: (1998) Paper presented at the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project seminar, held in Canberra, Australia, 6 October. Canberra, Australian National University.
Enga Province is a region in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. In recent decades violent conflict among the Enga people has increased. Governmental and non-governmental responses have included a range of approaches from coercive, formal criminal justice measures to more traditional or customary processes, including village courts. A major non-governmental means of conflict resolution has been the development by the Catholic Diocese of Wabag (Enga) of conflict resolution teams in local communities â€“ Gutpela Sindaun Committees â€“ as alternatives to tribal fighting. In this context, Laceyâ€™s paper presents his research into Enga culture, including warfare and peacemaking in that culture.
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