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Title Coup : reflections on the political crisis in Fiji / editors, Brij V. Lal ; Michael Pretes.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 186 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
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Series Free online access: OAPEN.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Fijicoup.com -- The Sun Set at Noon Today -- An Historic View of Fiji -- Refections on the Civilian Coup in Fiji -- An Analysis of the Current Political Crisis in Fiji -- Constitutional Order in Multi-Ethnic Societies -- Thoughts on Fiji's Third Coup D'Etat -- On Being Fijian -- Outcasts of the Pacific -- Race, Speight and the Crisis in Fiji -- Peace in Fiji -- On Reconciliation -- Two Countries Called Fiji -- Living in Unusual Times -- Who Will Pick up the Pieces? -- Fiji Villagers' Bus Trip to Freedom -- Guns and Money -- Conversations at Mahendra Chaudhry's Home -- Fiji's New Western Confederacy -- The 'Ghostly Smell' of Indian Coolies too Strong for Speight -- The Race Bandwagon -- The Strange Saga of Speight's Siege in Suva -- Chaudhry's Last Public Address before He Was Made Hostage -- Confidential Draft and Statement of 22 May 2000 -- Statement to the Commonwealth by the Fiji People's Coalition Government -- Statement to the Members of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group -- Statement of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma on the Armed Seizure of Government -- A Public Statement by the President of the Methodist Church in Fiji -- Coup Timeline 1987-2001.
Summary "May 19, 2000. Fiji's democratically elected multiracial government is hijacked by a group of armed gunmen led by George Speight, and held hostage for fifty days. Suva, the capital, is torched and looted as Speight's supporters gather on the lawns of the parliamentary complex, dancing, cooking food, celebrating the purported abrogation of the constitution that brought the People's Coalition government to power. The country is plunged into darkness yet again, enduring the pain of three coups in a period of just thirteen years. The process of healing and reconciliation, symbolised by the enactment of a new Constitution, unanimously approved by Parliament and blessed by the powerful Great Council of Chiefs, lies discarded, as winds of ethnic chauvinism sweep through the countryside, damaging the fragile fabric of multiculturalism that was carefully constructed by so many over many years. The economy is on the brink of collapse, investor confidence has vanished, and the best and the brightest are seeking succour on other shores. Fiji falls victim, yet again, to the prejudice and greed of a section of its people. This book gathers together a handful of memoirs of those tragic events in Fiji."--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Fiji -- Politics and government.
Government -- Asia.
Government -- Non-U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- World -- Australian & Oceanian.
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Fiji. (OCoLC)fst01208479
Government - Asia.
Government - Non-U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Indexed Term politics and goverment.
fiji.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Lal, Brij V.
Pretes, Michael, 1963-
Other Form: Print version: Coup : reflections on the political crisis in Fiji. Canberra, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2008 9781921536366
ISBN 9781921536373 (electronic bk.)
1921536373 (electronic bk.)
1921536365
9781921536366
9781921536366 (Print version)
1921536373
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_458920 doi

 
    
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