This field study looked into the potential for anomie in Australia at the end of the 1990s.

It is part of the book Comparative Anomie Research: Hidden Barriers – Hidden Potential for Social Development (Aldershot 1999), which brings together the results of SA4D’s anomie research projects (1994–1997) and presents an early warning system for anomie.


Original title

  • Anomie in the South-Pacific Region


  • John S. Western
  • Andrea Lanyon