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The Micronesian Counselor is an occasional bulletin published by Micronesian Seminar since 1991. It addresses social and development issues. Click on the issue to download the entire bulletin.


  Alcohol/Drugs
  Drugs in Micronesia 1996 95 KB
     by Jay Dobbin
  Youth Drinking in Micronesia 1991 34 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Marijuana in Chuuk 1991 22 KB
     by Innocente I. Oneisom

  Business
  Who Will Own Business in Majuro 2006 32 KB
  The Clam Industry in the Marshalls 2004 25 KB
     by C.L. Cheshire
  An Alternative Strategy for Developing a Micronesian Export Industry 2003 37 KB
     by C.L. Cheshire
  Business and Family in Micronesia 2001 44 KB
     by C.L. Cheshire
  Why I Can't Get A Loan...and Probably Shouldn't Anyway 2000 30 KB
     by C.L. Cheshire

  Compact
  Power or Partnership? Making Compact II Work 2003 28 KB
    by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Rough Seas Ahead: The FSM Economy During Compact II 2003 28 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Feast and Famine: US Assistance and the Compact Funding Outlook 2001 23 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Cultural
  Cultural Revolution Of The 60's 2008 36 KB
     by Francis X Hezel, SJ
  Caricature of Infinity 2005 38 KB
     by Neil Poulin, SJ
  Cultural Loss: How Real is the Threat? 2005 30 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  A Hibiscus In the Wind: The Micronesian Chief and His People 1997 13 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Micronesian Migration Since World War II 1996 123 KB
     by Jay Dobbin and Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Spirit Possession in Chuuk: Socio-Cultural Interpretation 1993 40 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Culture in Crisis: Trends in the Pacific Today 1993 26 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Effects of Modernization on Three Areas of Island Life 1991 34 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Economics
  A Tuna Industry in Micronesia? 2007 32 KB
     by Peter Wilson
  Renewable Energy 2006 33 KB
     by Doug Kelly
  Myths of the FSM Economy 2006 43 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Call to Arms: Micronesians in the Army 2005 38 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Spoiled Tuna: A Fishing Industry Gone Bad 2002 87 KB
     by Matthew Jacobs
  Here's Where We're Headed. Which Way Should We Be Going 2000 34 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ and Hilda Heine
  Sustainable Human Development 1998 120 KB
     by Jay Dobbin and Francis X. Hezel

  Education
  CPR for Chuuk Public Schools 2009 60 KB
     by Arthur Legar, SJ
  What's Happened to All Our college Graduates? 2008 86 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  The Myth of Education: A Second Look 2001 28 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  How Good Are Our Schools? 2001 91 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Islands of Excellence 2001 35 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  What Should Our Schools Be Doing? 2000 29 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Teach Our Children Well 2000 48 KB
     by Jasmine Johnson

  Environment
  Climate Change is Real 2007 27 KB
     Ben Namakin
  High Water in the Low Atolls 2009 62 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Family Change
  How Tough Was Your Dad? 2003 32 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Changes in Family Structure Leading to Alcoholism, Suicide, and Child Abuse 1994 25 KB
     by Donald H. Rubinstein
  The Changing Family in Chuuk: 1950-1999 1994 29 KB
     by Innocente I. Oneisom
  The Changing Pohnpeian Family 1993 45 KB
     by Seberiano Barnabas and Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Government
  What Are Our Priorities? 2008 21 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  The Rules of the Road in Chuuk 2007 23 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Island Politics 2007 33 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Micronesian Governments: A View from the Outside 2005 34 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Peeking into the Public Process 2005 32 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  FSM Amnesty Bill 2004 27 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  The Chuuk Problem: At the Foot of the Political Pyramid 2004 27 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Closer Look at the Proposed Amendments to the FSM Constitution 2002 48 KB
     by John R. Haglelgam
  Becoming A Professional Victim 2000 12 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Why Don't Our Government Offices Work 1998 19 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Health
  HIV/AIDS in Micronesia 2007 32 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Health in Micronesia 2004 27 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel
  Bringing Health Care to the People: A Look at Dispensaries in the FSM 2002 27 KB
     by Eugenia A. Samuel and Marcus H. Samo
  Insuring Our Health: Financing Health Care in the FSM 2001 21 KB
     by Marcus Samo
  Mental Illness in Micronesia 1993 35 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Justice and Law
  Settling Disputes 2002 25 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  The Rule of Law 2001 35 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Land Issues
  Do We Really Need Land Registration in the RMI 2004 25 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Land: Public Use and Regulations 2000 25 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Land: As Investment 2000 28 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Land: Is It Time For a Change in Direction? 1999 24 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Land Issues in Chuuk 1994 27 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Religion
  Path to Heaven 2010 43 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

  Social Issues
  The Church in Micronesia 2008 36 KB
     by Francis X Hezel, SJ
  Spiritual Abuse 2006 32 KB
     by Major Scott Nicloy
  The Silent Cry For Help: Spouse Abuse in Micronesia 2003 27 KB
     by Eugenia Samuel
  Too Young To Be Mothers 2002 31 KB
     by Eugenia Samuel
  Leap Into the Unknown 2002 28 KB
     by Augustine Kohler and Eugenia Samuel
  Anthropology’s Contribution to Social Problems Research in Micronesia 1995 49 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Kokan: Youthful Female Runaways in the Marshalls 1992 28 KB
     by Dennis T.P. Keene
  Neglect, Physical Abuse, and Sexual Molestation in Palau 1992 10 KB
     by Richard Shewman
  What Can We Do to Prevent Suicide 1991 17 KB
     by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
  Child Abuse and Neglect in Micronesia 1991 28 KB
     by Mariano N. Marcus