Cooking the goose: Fiji's coup culture contextualised

Robertson, Robbie (2012) Cooking the goose: Fiji's coup culture contextualised. The Round Table, 101 (6). pp. 509-519.

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In the 40 years since Fiji became independent, there has been no shortage of perspectives from which to frame its development: its colonial past, its dual status as a Third World and Pacific island state, and, most pervasively perhaps, race conflict. This article focuses on another perspective: the failure of ethnic Fijian leaders to democratise their community politically and economically. Its consequences for the country have been long-standing and lie behind Fiji's developing coup culture.

Item ID: 25567
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0035-8533
Keywords: capitalist development, coup culture, racialised politics, chiefly leadership, post-colonial growth, multiracialism, Fijian paramountcy, Sitiveni Rabuka, sugar industry, Alliance government, Pacific Way, Fiji Public Service Association, import substitution industrialisation, Laisenia Qarase
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 00:03
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210313 Pacific History (excl New Zealand and Maori) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems @ 100%
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