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The historical trajectory of Fijian power

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Title: The historical trajectory of Fijian power
Author(s): Norton, Robert
Keywords: governance
Fiji
Date published: 2009
Publisher: Canberra, ACT: State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Citation: Norton, R. (2009). The historical trajectory of Fijian power. SSGM Discussion Paper 2009/6. Canberra, ACT: ANU Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
Series/Report no.: Discussion Paper (The Australian National University, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program): 2009/6
Description: 
"Fiji’s army-backed interim regime is an organisation of indigenous Fijian power that paradoxically has been forged against supposed threats to the military and the multi-ethnic nation from Fijian ethnic extremism. It starkly highlights the importance of distinguishing between potentially accommodative institutional expressions of Fijian power and excluding Fijian nationalism. This difference is a feature of Fiji’s political development that can be traced back over many decades to the times of Apolosi Nawai and Ratu Lala Sukuna. This paper examines episodes in the trajectory of Fijian power from those times to the present ..." - page 1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/9925
ISSN: 1328-7854

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