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Politics of coup d’etat in Fiji: the pendulum of democratic multiracialism and ethno-nationalist extremism

Naidu, Vijay and Kim, U. (2009) Politics of coup d’etat in Fiji: the pendulum of democratic multiracialism and ethno-nationalist extremism. The Korean Journal of International Studies, 12 (4). pp. 89-109. ISSN 0377-0451

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Abstract

In this paper, Fiji (Fiji) in 1977 in the 20 years since the coup occurred intermittently to track the dynamics of its aims is to identify the cause. (Indo-Fijian) Aboriginal and Indo-pijieon (Indo-Fijian) stems from the conflict in Fiji 'racial politics (ethnic politics) `and the coup British colonial rule that lasted 96 years (1874-1970), upcoming races, according to a split-ruling dissipation can be considered historical. 1970 Aboriginal chiefs in 1970, with independent economic hegemony of the mandible network, thanks to the support of the Europeans and the indigenous middle class took over a country 17 years. 1987 Ally in the ruling party lost elections in 1987 Let's first multi-racial Fiji Labour Party jeongbuin Fiji - The National Coalition Government worthy to open the configuration, but the natives had taken over the forces were overthrown by military coups. Followed in October 1987 and May 2000 coup, the coup also try securing indigenous races, depending on the regime of ultranationalists occurred. December 2006 coup, the ruling forces in the struggle for power with moderates and radicals is the hell and, consequently, the chiefs and natives of the power base erode the middle class was split up. In other words, the ethnic nationalist coup in 2006 systems can be converted into a multi-racial democracy by providing an opportunity has opened a new chapter in Fiji politics. This new chapter, continuation of the coup in 2006, was the protagonist Matthew Barney Lamar (Frank Bainimarama) is the current interim government, democracy-oriented NGOs really correspond to the needs of the administrative structure of the racial politics and break the success of introducing fair electoral system is that you can depend on. Today, the politics of military intervention within the Fijian community never undesirable consisted of a broad consensus and, therefore, no threat of military action from outside Fiji's military is not being played by a discussion of the role is required.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 11:21
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 14:18
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/1221
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