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Islands of turmoil: politics in Fiji

Islands of turmoil: politics in Fiji

Lal, Brij V

By rights, the island nation of Fiji should be thriving. It is easily the most developed country in the South Pacific; it is a hub for regional transportation and communication links, the home of international diplomatic, educational and aid organisations, with a talented multiethnic population. Yet, since its independence it has suffered two military coups in 1987 and an attempted putsch in 2000, resulting in strained institutions, and disrupted improvements to essential infrastructure, and to educational, social and medical services

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Published Canberra, A.C.T. : Co-published by ANU E Press and Asia Pacific Press 2006

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Statement of responsibility: Brij V. Lal
ISBN: 0731537513, 1920942750, 9780731537518, 9781920942755
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 282 pages)
Subject: Economic history.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Process Elections.; Politics and government.; Social conditions.; Elections Fiji.; Elections.; Fiji.; Fiji Economic conditions.; Fiji Social conditions.; Fiji Politics and government.
Alternative Title: Politics in Fiji
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  1. The road to independence 1874-1970
  2. Continuity and change
  3. Things fall apart
  4. Back from the abyss
  5. Rabuka's republic
  6. Charting a new course
  7. A time to change
  8. George Speight's coup
  9. In George Speight's shadow
  10. Reflections
  11. Postscript.