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Public participation & constitution-making in Fiji: a critique of the 2012 constitution-making process

Kant, Romitesh; Rakuita, Eroni

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On 1 July 2009, the Bainimarama regime announced a Roadmap for Democracy that promised a transition to parliamentary democratic rule by September 2014 (Ministry of National Planning 2009). An important part of this Roadmap, according to the same announcement, was the plan for a constitution-making process that would provide a ‘solid foundation and framework for the rebuilding of our nation [that is] is critical for Fiji’. To ensure national ownership of the Constitution, the regime promised a...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKant, Romitesh
dc.contributor.authorRakuita, Eroni
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-02T22:05:34Z
dc.date.available2014-11-02T22:05:34Z
dc.identifier.citationKant, R & Rakuita, E. (2014). ‘Public participation & constitution-making in Fiji: a critique of the 2012 constitution-making process.' SSGM Discussion Paper 2014/6. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
dc.identifier.issn1328-7854
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/12254
dc.description.abstractOn 1 July 2009, the Bainimarama regime announced a Roadmap for Democracy that promised a transition to parliamentary democratic rule by September 2014 (Ministry of National Planning 2009). An important part of this Roadmap, according to the same announcement, was the plan for a constitution-making process that would provide a ‘solid foundation and framework for the rebuilding of our nation [that is] is critical for Fiji’. To ensure national ownership of the Constitution, the regime promised a participatory constitution-making process that would involve political parties, the private sector, civil society, non-government organizations, and citizens of Fiji.
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dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2014/6
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dc.rightsThe permission to archive the paper was granted via email, archived in ERMS2230096
dc.source.urihttp://dpa.bellschool.anu.edu.au/ssgm-research-communication/discussion-paper-series
dc.subjectFiji
dc.subjectdemocracy
dc.subjectconstitution
dc.subjectparticipation
dc.titlePublic participation & constitution-making in Fiji: a critique of the 2012 constitution-making process
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
dc.date.issued2014
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5f20045940f41
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program

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