The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups?
Jon Fraenkel, Stewart Firth, Brij V. Lal
ANU E Press, Apr 1, 2009 - History - 472 pages
This book explores the factors behind - and the implications of - the 2006 coup. It brings together contributions from leading scholars, local personalities, civil society activists, union leaders, journalists, lawyers, soldiers and politicians - including deposed Prime Ministers Laisenia Qarase and Mahendra Chaudhry. The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups? is essential reading for those with an interest in the contemporary history of Fiji, politics in deeply divided societies, or in military intervention in civilian politics.
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