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Challenge to reason: coups, corporate domination and an unseen order in lost paradice / Gopal Nair
Bib ID 6375093
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Nair, Gopal, author
 
Description Thornleigh, NSW : Biscom Media and Publishing, 2010 
©2010 
xxiii, 542 pages : maps; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780646904122
Summary

Fiji has been buffeted by three waves of external influences that profoundly reconfigured its demographics, national identity and polity, and laid the foundation for contemporary conflicts. This thesis argues that an unseen order was externally imposed and then covertly consolidated during the three distinctive phases of Fiji's politico-economic development (colonialism, neocolonialism and neoliberalism). Against the backdrop of this periodisation, it examines the interpolation of this unseen order in the country's political processes and its impact on the three coups between 1987 and 2000. It argues that the unseen order and its complex web of interdependencies still exist and continue to serve the interests of the trans-national corporations and the dominant regional powers, closely allied with the indigenous Fijian ruling elites and the local corporate interests.

Notes

Based on a thesis presented to the University of Western Sydney, College of Arts, School of Humanities and Languages, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Coups d'état -- Fiji.  |  Fiji -- Politics and government.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors University of Western Sydney. School of Humanities and Languages

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