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Mainstream to millpond? the Fijian political experience 1897-1940

Macnaught, Timothy J.


The prestige of the Fijian community in independent Fiji should surprise those who have been introduced to the country by the development writers of the 1960s or who insist on bringing to Fiji their perceptions of other colonized peoples. The thesis argues that there has been no fundamental shift of power in recent years to Fijians: they have never really lost its substance, namely, a strong leadership supported by effective social structures and traditional sanctions or emotions. It...[Show more]

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Date published: 1975-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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