The Failure of Democratic Politics in Fiji


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Using the techniques of the historian, the anthropologist, and the political theorist, Lawson discusses the contemporary political situation in Fiji from both a historical and theoretical viewpoint. Drawing on archival material and fieldwork, she traces the sources of the current divisions in Fiji to the well-intentioned, but ultimately misguided, ambitions of colonial administrators to protect the way of life of indigenous Fijians. The author comes to the provocative conclusion that Fiji has never really been a democracy ...

The Failure of Democratic Politics in Fiji 1997, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198273226