Islands of Turmoil

Islands of Turmoil

Elections and Politics in Fiji

Authored by: Brij V. Lal

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“It is not so much whether things are not as bad as they ought to be or could have been. It is, rather, whether things could have been much better”.

By rights, the island nation of Fiji should be thriving. It is easily the most developed country in the South Pacific; it is a hub for regional transportation and communication links, the home of international diplomatic, educational and aid organisations, with a talented multiethnic population. Yet, since its independence it has suffered two military coups in 1987 and an attempted putsch in 2000, resulting in strained institutions, and disrupted improvements to essential infrastructure, and to educational, social and medical services.

Details

ISBN (print):
9780731537518
ISBN (online):
9781920942755
Publication date:
Aug 2006
Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://doi.org/10.22459/IT.08.2006
Co-publisher:
Asia Pacific Press
Disciplines:
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies, History; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies
Countries:
Pacific

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