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This article analyses perceptions of residents of the Seychelles in the western Indian Ocean in relation to a long-running debate over small island developing states (SIDS) as to whether they are vulnerable or resilient. The results of data obtained from 25 key informant interviews and 70 household ...

Author(s)
Philpot, D.; Gray, T. S.; Stead, S. M.
Publisher
Institute of Island Studies, Charlottetown, Canada
Citation
Island Studies Journal, 2015, 10, 1, pp 31-48
Abstract

This article draws on Edward Said's notion of 'imaginary geographies' to explore how representations of small island states enabled particular colonial interventions to take place in the Indian Ocean region and to show how these representations are currently being reworked to support development...

Author(s)
Kothari, U.; Wilkinson, R.
Publisher
Routledge, Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Third World Quarterly, 2010, 31, 8, pp 1395-1412
Abstract

In Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the questions of coastal erosion and sea defence structures raise specific issues that this paper will discuss in light of the analysis of the situations in Seychelles and Mauritius. These questions relate back to the role of post-colonial development...

Author(s)
Duvat, V.
Publisher
WIT Press, Southampton, UK
Citation
Coastal processes, 2009, pp 162
Abstract

The Maldives archipelago is the historical archetype of an atoll-type coral reef province. The coral reefs of the Maldives have been formally explored and studied since 1840 and they represent the most diverse and best known reefs in the Indian Ocean. The reef system contains about 2 000 distinct...

Author(s)
Naseer, A.
Publisher
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
RAP Publication, 2007, No.06, pp 147-163