The 2006 military takeover in Fiji [electronic resource] : a coup to end all coups? / Jon Fraenkel, Stewart Firth, and Bry V. Lal (editors).

Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, [2009]
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State, Society and Governance in Melanesia
State, society and governance in Melanesia program studies in state and society in the Pacific ; number 4

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Government, Resistance to -- Fiji.
Fiji -- History -- 21st century.
Fiji -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
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Acronyms and abbreviations; Authors' biographies; Introduction; 1. The enigmas of Fiji's good governance coup; The coup; 2. 'Anxiety, uncertainty and fear in our land': Fiji's road to military coup, 2006; Introduction; Gathering storm; Controversial bills; General election; Multiparty cabinet; Confrontation with the military; The Great Council of Chiefs; Military demands; Impact and implications; 3. Fiji's December 2006 coup: Who, what, where and why?; 4. 'This process of political readjustment': The aftermath of the 2006 Fiji Coup; The 'President's Mandate' and the 'Doctrine of Necessity'
Appointment of the interim administrationPoliticization of public institutions; The Church, the chiefs and the Indians; The response of civil society; External response; Warfare in cyberspace; Where to now?; Themes; 5. The changing role of the Great Council of Chiefs; The Great Council of Chiefs as an instrument of colonial rule; The GCC's dual political role; The army coups of 1987: Managing militant ethno-nationalism; The GCC and liberal constitutional reform ; The coup crisis of 2000 ; The 2006 coup ; Conclusion ; Postscript
6. The Fiji military and ethno-nationalism: Analyzing the paradoxThe expansion of Fiji's military; The shifting constitutional position; Bainimarama and the link with the Mara dynasty; Divergent trajectories; Good governance by militarization; Conclusion: Military futures; 7. Swim or sink: The post-coup economy in limbo; A snapshot of the economy post-coup; The economic impacts of the coups; The macro-economy; Fiscal policy; Monetary policy; Sectoral prospects; Garments; Sugar; Tourism; Information and communication technology (ICT); The way forward; Conclusions
8. The great roadmap charade: Electoral issues in post-coup FijiThe authoritarian preference; Roadmap to engagement; The real danger of elections; The invention of obstacles; Were the 2006 polls rigged?; The power of chiefs, padres and pastors; The advantages of sheep's clothing; Roadmap to Damascus; End of the roadmap; Conclusion: The primacy of domestic discontent; Religion; 9. Religion and politics: The Christian churches and the 2006 coup in Fiji; The umbrella groups: The FCC and the ACCF; The Fijian ethos, churches and politics before the 2006 coup
The ACCF's response to the December 2006 coupA Catholic coup?; The relationship between religion and politics in Fiji; The FCC and ACCF revisited; Conclusion; 10. The good, the bad and the faithful: The response by Indian religious groups; The Indian community between 1987 and 2006: A community under siege?; The responses of the Indian community; Responses to the build-up to the coup; Post-coup responses; The perceived impact on poverty; The response of the SSDPS; The response of the TISI Sangam; The response of the APS/Fiji; The response of the Indian division of the Methodist Church
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Fraenkel, Jon, editor.
Firth, Stewart, 1944- editor.
Lal, Brij V., editor.
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