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Tradition, politics, and change in contemporary Fiji and Tonga

Ewins, Alistair Roderick (Rory)


The subject of 'the politics of tradition' has attracted increasing attention in Pacific islands studies over recent years, particularly from historians and anthropologists. The contemporary politics of Fiji and Tonga are considered to be particularly significant in this regard: Fiji has experienced the reinforcement of chiefly politics since its 1987 coup; and in Tonga, calls for democracy have presented a challenge to traditional authority for over a decade. This study draws on...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7785a27eac7


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