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Legitimacy, Sovereignty and Regime Change in the South Pacific: Comparisons Between the Fiji Coups and the Bougainville Rebellion

Lamour, Peter


The coups in Fiji during 1987 were the first fmcible changes d govamne.nt amoog the independent states d the South Pacific. The Boogainville rebellim which began in lare 1988 became the most violeot inremal cooflict in the regim. Both events lxougbt the military to the fcngrouod d dm>estic politics, and challenged pevi<m assumpti<n about the legitimacy and sovaeignty d govemmmts. If 'regime' refm to a lxoad set d expectali<n and asmmpti<n about govemmeot. then both sets d events amount to...[Show more]

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