Confronting Fiji Futures

Confronting Fiji Futures

Edited by: A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi

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Fiji, post-independence, has seen several governments, two military coups and, amidst sweeping social, economic and political changes, the presence of divisive identity politics in its journey towards a united, collective Fiji community.

This republished edition of Confronting Fiji Futures takes in these landmark events and eventualities, and aims at a forward-looking assessment of the realities facing Fiji in the present and the future. It focuses on the period of the coups up to and including the 1999 general elections, when an explicitly multiethnic party won government in a surprise landslide result.

This book is the result of a collaborative research project based at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, in the Netherlands — an institution with a long tradition of collaborative teaching, research and advisory services in the South Pacific region. It aims to present a range of relevant issues from a number of vantage points. It has brought together a strong diversity of authors led by A. Haroon Akram-Lodhi, including John Cameron, Ganesh Chand, Martin Doornbos, Yash Ghai, Holger Korth, Sunil Kumar, Biman Prasad, Jacqueline Leckie, Satendra Prasad, Steve Ratuva, Robbie Robertson, Ardeshir Sepehri and William Sutherland.


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Publication date:
Jan 2016
First published 2000 by Asia Pacific Press
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Business & Economics; Social Sciences: Development Studies, Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration
Pacific: Fiji

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Part I: Politics, economics and social inequality

  1. Introduction: Confronting the future, confronting the past (PDF, 451KB)Martin Doornbos and A Haroon Akram-Lodhi doi
  2. The implementation of the Fiji Islands Constitution (PDF, 537KB)Yash Ghai doi
  3. Fiji's 1999 general elections: outcomes and prospects (PDF, 524KB)Satendra Prasad doi
  4. Fiji's economy: the challenge of the future (PDF, 868KB)Ardeshir Sepehri and A Haroon Akram-Lodhi doi
  5. Institutional rigidities and economic performance in Fiji (PDF, 613KB)Biman Prasad and Sunil Kumar doi
  6. Confronting social policy challenges in Fiji (PDF, 493KB)John Cameron doi
  7. Labour market deregulation in Fiji (PDF, 610KB)Ganesh Chand doi
  8. Women in post-coup Fiji: negotiating work through old and new realities (PDF, 513KB)Jacqueline Leckie doi

Part II: The 'Fijian' question

  1. The problematics of reform and the 'Fijian' question (PDF, 550KB)William Sutherland doi
  2. Addressing inequality? Economic affirmative action and communal capitalism in post-coup Fiji (PDF, 474KB)Steven Ratuva doi
  3. Ecotourism and the politics of representation in Fiji (PDF, 475KB)Holger Korth doi
  4. Retreat from exclusion? Identities in post-coup Fiji (PDF, 511KB)Robbie Robertson doi

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