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Postcolonialism, neo-colonialism and the “Pacific Way”: a critique of (un)critical approaches

Lawson, Stephanie


When Fiji’s first Prime Minister, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first used the term the “Pacific Way" during an address to the UN General Assembly in 1970, its specific referent was the smooth transition to independence of Fiji and several other Pacific island states that had thus far gone through the decolonization process. The “Pacific Way"" was soon used to denote a collective political identity for the island states of the Pacific region in the postcolonial period and, together with the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2010
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f20044706527
Access Rights: Open Access


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