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Title Fiji before the storm : elections and the politics of development / Brij V. Lal [editor].

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource : map
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ANU, viewed April 7, 2014).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The future of our past / Brij V. Lal -- The Fiji Islands in transition : personal reflections / Sitiveni L. Rabuka -- A time to change : the Fiji general elections of 1999 / Brij V. Lal -- Understanding the results of the 1999 Fiji elections / Robert Norton -- Elections and the dilemma of indigenous Fijian political unity / Alumita Durutalo -- Peripheral visions? : Rabi Island in Fiji's general election / Teresia K. Teaiwa -- Land, Lomé and the Fiji sugar industry / Padma Lal -- Inshore fisheries development in Fiji / Joeli Veitayaki -- Women an politics in Fiji / Chandra Reddy -- Economic challenges facing Fiji before the storm / Biman Prasad -- Madness in May : George Speight and the unmaking of modern Fiji / Brij V. Lal.
Summary A racially-weighted Constitution, promulgated by decree in 1990, divided the country and invited international condemnation, and the economy suffered from the collapse of institutions of good governance. In 1995, an independent Constitution Review Commision appointed by the Fijian parliament, recommended wide-ranging changes to the Constitution. Its report formed the basis of a new Constitution promulgated, after wide-ranging consultation and debate, in 1997. Two years later, Fiji held a general election under it. This collection of essays looks at the politics and dynamics of that momentous event, and the role of key individuals and institutions in producing an outcome that, a year later, plunged Fiji into its first major crisis of the twenty-first century. The essays look at some of the key political and development issues on the eve of the crisis, but the relevance to the current debates about the nature and meaning of politics in Fiji remains. All the contributors are recognised and longstanding specialists in their fields.
Subject Constitutional law -- Fiji.
Fiji -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Fiji -- Economic conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Constitutions.
Constitutional law. (OCoLC)fst00875797
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Fiji. (OCoLC)fst01208479
Australasia, Oceania and other land areas.
Elections and referenda.
Political activism.
Political structure and processes.
Politics and government.
Revolutionary groups and movements.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Lal, Brij V., editor.
ISBN 9781922144638 (electronic bk.)
1922144630 (electronic bk.)

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