Tradition, Culture and Politics

Table of Contents

15. Keynote Address — Governance in Fiji: The interplay between indigenous tradition, culture and politics
16. The State of the State in Fiji: Some failings in the periphery
A post-1987 coup story
The nature of the Fijian State
State institutions and ethnicity
State functions
State personnel
Intensification of market-led development
The State and affirmative action
Increasing social inequality and poverty
The changing global politico-economic environment
17. Power Sharing in Fiji and New Caledonia
The making and unmaking of Fiji’s multi-party cabinet laws
Outcomes of the 1999 election
Outcomes of the 2001 polls
2002 Court of Appeal judgment
2003 Supreme Court judgment
The 2004 Supreme Court judgment
Unravelling majoritarian rule in New Caledonia
The 1999 elections
Outcomes of the 2004 polls
Lessons with regards to power-sharing institutions
18. More Than 20 Years of Political Stability in Samoa under the Human Rights Protection Party
The Constitution
Political leadership
19. Matai Titles and Modern Corruption in Samoa: Costs, expectations and consequences for families and society
Who gave what and where did it come from?
Where did this cash come from?
The installation ceremony and the political agenda
The gifting
Seeds of corruption