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Kingship and Kinship : The House of Tupou, Democracy and Transnationalism in Tonga

Metuamate, Areti


Tongan kingship has roots in an ancient system of Tu‘i (paramount ruler) that stretches back over a thousand years. The present king, Tupou VI, is the twenty-fourth Tu‘i Kanokupolu and the sixth monarch of the Tupou dynasty. What has enabled these institutions to survive so long is a range of accepted social arrangements and relationships that make up an intricate kinship system that underlies the very fabric of Tongan society. The rise of democracy,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5caf17ed2f31f


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