MicSem Publications

MicSem By Category : Government

Make Me Be Good , by Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

How can reform of the failing education system be carried out in an island group where pressures abound to keep good teachers and bad teachers alike? There are tried and tested methods that will help, the author suggests.

June 2010 (MC #82) Education Government

Why Don’t Our Government Offices Work? , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Explanation of how cultural values and attitudes obstruct the creation of a government bureaucracy.

May 1998 (MC #22) Cultural Government

Here’s Where We’re Headed. Which Way Should We Be Going? , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ and Hilda Heine

A review of what the numbers say about the directions of the Micronesian governments.

June 2000 (MC #28) Economics Education Government

Land: Public Use and Regulation , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Discussion of the importance of land for public service and the problems of acquiring it.

May 2000 (MC #27) Government Land Issues

Becoming a Professional Victim , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Argues that the Marshall Islands’ lawsuit against Big Tobacco could be more damaging than the cigarettes they smoked.

July 2000 (MC #29) Cultural Government

The Rule of Law , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Why island societies with effective conflict resolution needs a western-style law system.

December 2001 (MC #38) Government Justice & Law

A Close Look at the Proposed Amendments to the FSM Constitution , by John R. Haglelgam

An impartial review of the pros and cons of each of the 14 proposed constitutional amendments.

April 2002 (MC #41) Government Justice & Law

Settling Disputes , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Over-reliance on the courts to settle disputes, even though traditional means are available.

January 2002 (MC #39) Cultural Government

The Chuuk Problem: At the Foot of the Political Pyramid , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Argument that Chuuk’s political impasse stems from its fragmented traditional authority system.

April 2004 (MC #50) Cultural Government

The FSM Amnesty Bill , by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Critique of the FSM bill proposing to grant amnesty to public officials prosecuted for corruption.

January 2004 (MC #49) Government Justice & Law

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