Islands of Turmoil
Politics in Fiji
By (author) Brij V. Lal
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Islands of Turmoil by Brij V. Lal
Book Description"It is not so much whether things are not as bad as they ought to be or could have been. It is, rather, whether things could have been much better". By rights, the island nation of Fiji should be thriving. It is easily the most developed country in the South Pacific; it is a hub for regional transportation and communication links, the home of international diplomatic, educational and aid organisations, with a talented multiethnic population. Yet, since its independence it has suffered two military coups in 1987 and an attempted putsch in 2000, resulting in strained institutions, and disrupted improvements to essential infrastructure, and to educational, social and medical services.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780731537518
(210mm x 148mm x mm)
Imprint: Asia Pacific Press
Publisher: Asia Pacific Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
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Vision for Change, Paperback (November 2011)
Dr Lal's book is more than an eloquent account of the political struggle of one of Fiji's outstanding leaders. It is a timely reminder that the process of constitutional change hangs in the balance, as it did at the time of Mr Patel's death.
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