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The Resource Tradition versus democracy in the South Pacific : Fiji, Tonga, and Western Samoa, Stephanie Lawson, (electronic resource)

Tradition versus democracy in the South Pacific : Fiji, Tonga, and Western Samoa, Stephanie Lawson, (electronic resource)

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Tradition versus democracy in the South Pacific : Fiji, Tonga, and Western Samoa
Title
Tradition versus democracy in the South Pacific
Title remainder
Fiji, Tonga, and Western Samoa
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Lawson
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Language
eng
Summary
Much literature on non-Western traditions celebrates the renaissance of indigenous cultures. Others have been more critical of this renaissance, especially with respect to its political implications. This study analyses the assertion of 'tradition' by indigenous elites, looking especially at the way it is used to differentiate 'the West' from the 'non-West'. This is important to contemporary discussion about the validity of democracy outside the West and problems concerning universalism and relativism. The discussion of Fiji focuses on constitutional development and the traditionalist emphasis on chiefly legitimacy. The rise of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Tonga is considered against the background of a conservative political order that has so far resisted pressure for reform. The move to universal suffrage in Western Samoa is seen not as a rejection of traditional ways in favour of democratic norms, but as a means of preserving important aspects of traditional culture.--
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Lawson, Stephanie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge Asia-Pacific studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Democracy
  • Fiji
  • Tonga
  • Samoa
Label
Tradition versus democracy in the South Pacific : Fiji, Tonga, and Western Samoa, Stephanie Lawson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511470165
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Tradition and Democracy. The Idea of Tradition. Tradition and Modernity. Tradition as Ideology. The Problem of Authenticity. Democracy -- 2. Constitutional Development, Chiefly Power and the Politics of Tradition in Fiji. The Plural Society. Colonization and Indirect Rule. The Politics of Land and Indigenous Paramountcy. Fijian Sociopolitical Structures. The Background to the 1970 Constitution. The Rise and Fall of Labour. The 1990 Constitution. Party Politics and Elections in the Republic -- 3. The Monarchy Versus Democracy in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Origins of the Political System. The Sociopolitical System. European Contact and Christian Conversion. Constitutional Development. The Reign of Queen Salote Tupou III. Transformations Under Tupou IV. The Pro-Democracy Movement. The Conservative Reaction -- 4. Preserving Tradition Through Democratization: The Introduction of Universal Suffrage in Western Samoa. The Samoan Polity. Samoa Before the Coming of Europeans. From Contact to Colonial Rule. Politics and Law after Independence: The First Twenty Years. The Rise of Political Parties and Party Politics. The Introduction of Universal Suffrage. Fa'aSamoa and Fa'amatai. The Village Fono Act of 1990 -- 5. Conclusion: Tradition Versus the West
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CR9780511470165
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1 online resource (x, 228 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780511470165
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)986723646
Label
Tradition versus democracy in the South Pacific : Fiji, Tonga, and Western Samoa, Stephanie Lawson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511470165
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Tradition and Democracy. The Idea of Tradition. Tradition and Modernity. Tradition as Ideology. The Problem of Authenticity. Democracy -- 2. Constitutional Development, Chiefly Power and the Politics of Tradition in Fiji. The Plural Society. Colonization and Indirect Rule. The Politics of Land and Indigenous Paramountcy. Fijian Sociopolitical Structures. The Background to the 1970 Constitution. The Rise and Fall of Labour. The 1990 Constitution. Party Politics and Elections in the Republic -- 3. The Monarchy Versus Democracy in the Kingdom of Tonga. The Origins of the Political System. The Sociopolitical System. European Contact and Christian Conversion. Constitutional Development. The Reign of Queen Salote Tupou III. Transformations Under Tupou IV. The Pro-Democracy Movement. The Conservative Reaction -- 4. Preserving Tradition Through Democratization: The Introduction of Universal Suffrage in Western Samoa. The Samoan Polity. Samoa Before the Coming of Europeans. From Contact to Colonial Rule. Politics and Law after Independence: The First Twenty Years. The Rise of Political Parties and Party Politics. The Introduction of Universal Suffrage. Fa'aSamoa and Fa'amatai. The Village Fono Act of 1990 -- 5. Conclusion: Tradition Versus the West
Control code
CR9780511470165
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511470165
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)986723646

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