Lasslett, Kristian (2012) State Crime by Proxy: Australia and the Bougainville Conflict. British Journal of Criminology, 52 (4). pp. 705-723. [Journal article]
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For most of the 1990s, the island of Bougainville was the subject of a counterinsurgency campaign administered by the Papua New Guinea state. The denial of humanitarian aid, extra-judicial killings and forced displacement were just some of the egregious tactics employed. Papua New Guinea’s main international benefactor, Australia, publicly remained aloof from the hostilities. However, in reality, the Australian state was covertly sponsoring Papua New Guinea’s counterinsurgency operations. Drawing on interviews with senior Australian and Papua New Guinea state officials, this paper will offer the first scholarly account of Australia’s proxy war. Employing a theoretical framework influenced by classical Marxism and Foucault, particular attention will be paid to the relationships, calculations and strategies that informed Australia’s criminogenic response.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||state crime, state terrorism, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy|
Faculty of Social Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
|Deposited By:||Dr Kristian Lasslett|
|Deposited On:||05 Jun 2012 15:27|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2012 11:48|
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