The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji

The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji

A Coup to End All Coups?

Edited by: Jon Fraenkel, Stewart Firth orcid, Brij V. Lal

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This book explores the factors behind – and the implications of – the 2006 coup. It brings together contributions from leading scholars, local personalities, civil society activists, union leaders, journalists, lawyers, soldiers and politicians – including deposed Prime Ministers Laisenia Qarase and Mahendra Chaudhry. The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups? is essential reading for those with an interest in the contemporary history of Fiji, politics in deeply divided societies, or in military intervention in civilian politics.


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Apr 2009
ANU Press
State, Society and Governance in Melanesia
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Law; Social Sciences: Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration
Pacific: Fiji

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  1. The enigmas of Fiji’s good governance coup (PDF, 145KB)Jon Fraenkel and Stewart Firth doi
  2. ‘Anxiety, uncertainty and fear in our land’: Fiji’s road to military coup (PDF, 156KB)Brij V. Lal doi
  3. Fiji’s December 2006 coup: Who, what, where and why? (PDF, 171KB)Jon Fraenkel doi
  4. ‘This process of political readjustment’: The aftermath of the 2006 Fiji Coup (PDF, 177KB)Brij V. Lal doi
  5. The changing role of the Great Council of Chiefs (PDF, 157KB)Robert Norton doi
  6. The Fiji military and ethno-nationalism: Analyzing the paradox (PDF, 159KB)Stewart Firth and Jon Fraenkel doi
  7. Swim or sink: The post-coup economy in limbo (PDF, 139KB)Satish Chand doi
  8. The great roadmap charade: Electoral issues in post-coup Fiji (PDF, 188KB)Jon Fraenkel doi
  9. Religion and politics: The Christian churches and the 2006 coup in Fiji (PDF, 156KB)Lynda Newland doi
  10. The good, the bad and the faithful: The response by Indian religious groups (PDF, 201KB)Jonathon Prasad doi
  11. Heading for the scrap heap of history? The consequences of the coup for the Fiji labour movement (PDF, 142KB)Vijay Naidu doi
  12. The Fiji nurses’ strike (PDF, 130KB)Kuini Lutua doi
  13. The Fiji coup six months on: The role of the media (PDF, 125KB)Samisoni Pareti doi
  14. State control and self-censorship in the media after the coup (PDF, 131KB)Russell Hunter doi
  15. The impact of the coup on Fiji’s judiciary (PDF, 123KB)Graham Leung doi
  16. The erosion of judicial independence (PDF, 124KB)Graham Leung doi
  17. The rule of law and judicial independence amidst the coups and attempted coups in Fiji since 1987 (PDF, 125KB)Tupou Draunidalo doi
  18. The coup d’état and the Fiji Human Rights Commission (PDF, 139KB)Noel Cox doi
  19. The People’s Charter: For or against? (PDF, 107KB)Wadan Narsey doi
  20. ‘Democracy’ versus good governance (PDF, 121KB)Mahendra P. Chaudhry doi
  21. From fear and turmoil to the possibilities of hope and renewal once again (PDF, 151KB)Laisenia Qarase doi
  22. Resolving the current crisis in Fiji – a personal perspective (PDF, 125KB)Jioji Kotobalavu doi
  23. Mythic constitutionalism: Whither Fiji’s course in June 2007? (PDF, 119KB)Joni Madraiwiwi doi
  24. Creating a stable Fiji (PDF, 111KB)Joni Madraiwiwi doi
  25. Making votes count: The need for electoral reform (PDF, 120KB)Rev. Akuila Yabaki doi
  26. The impact of Fiji’s 2006 coup on human and women’s rights (PDF, 110KB)Virisila Buadromo doi
  27. Reflections on Fiji’s ‘coup culture’ (PDF, 90KB)Sandra Tarte doi
  28. Fijian Ethno-Nationalism (PDF, 112KB)Jone R. Baledrokadroka doi
  29. Ethno-Nationalism and the People’s Charter (PDF, 110KB)Jone Dakuvula doi
  30. One hand clapping: Reflections on the first anniversary of Fiji’s 2006 coup (PDF, 163KB)Brij V. Lal doi
  31. Fiji’s Coup Syndrome (PDF, 128KB)Jon Fraenkel and Stewart Firth doi

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