| || || Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat -- Influence|
| || || Regional responses to the Fiji crises : a comparative analysis of the 1987, 2000 and 2006 coups|
Author: Qiolevu, Jokapeci Wea Qalo.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat -- Influence, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat -- Political activity , Fiji -- History -- Coup d'état, 1987, Fiji -- History -- Coup d'état, 2000, Fiji -- History -- Coup d'état, 2006
Call No.: Pac JZ 5336 .5 .P34 Q56 2011
Copyright:40-60% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: This thesis outlines the response of the South Pacific Forum/Pacific Islands Forum to the Fiji coups of 1987, 2000 and 2006. It examines how the role of the Forum has evolved from one of non-interference after the 1987 coup, to a reactive role after the 2000 coup and a pro-active and one of closer engagement after the 2006 coup and why these changes have occurred. Furthermore, it seeks to test the assumptions concerning the increased security role played by Australia and New Zealand in the region particularly in mediating/resolving the internal crises of Forum member countries. This study is relevant for understanding the current political situation in Fiji and how Fiji’s coups affect regional relationships and also for understanding how regionalism works particularly in mediating/resolving its members’ internal crises.