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The Triumph of the Non‐Idealist Intellectuals? An Investigation of Fiji's 1999 Election Results
This paper examines the results of Fiji's 1999 elections. It looks at the reasons for the overwhelming victory of the Fiji Labour Party and the extent of voting across Fiji's racial divide. The paperExpand
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Does the Alternative Vote Foster Moderation in Ethnically Divided Societies?
Using insights from social choice theory, particularly Black's concept of single-peaked preferences and Downs's median-voter model, the authors previously investigated the theoretical impact of theExpand
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A Neo-Downsian Model of the Alternative Vote as a Mechanism for Mitigating Ethnic Conflict in Plural Societies
Among those advocating the use of particular electoralmechanisms to reduce the prospects for conflict and strengthendemocracy in societies that are deeply divided in ethnic orreligious terms, thereExpand
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The Fiji Military and Ethno-nationalism: Analysing the Paradox
Despite three years of regular public criticism and threats by the commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Commodore Voreqe (‘Frank’) Bainimarama, most people in Fiji during theExpand
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The Remorseless Power of Incumbency in Fiji’s September 2014 Election
Abstract Fiji’s September 2014 election was the first since the military takeover of December 2006 and the first under a new open list proportional representation system. It proved a landslideExpand
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The Dangers of Political Party Strengthening Legislation in Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands government is considering introducing laws aimed at strengthening political parties, restricting members of parliament (MPs) from switching sides and halting excessive use ofExpand
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The Alternative Vote System In Fiji: Electoral Engineering Or Ballot-Rigging?
In 1997, Fiji introduced a voting system devised by leading international electoral experts as an instrument for ethnic conflict reduction. The new preferential voting system, it was hoped, wouldExpand
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The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups?
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The Failure of the Alternative Vote as a Tool for Ethnic Moderation in Fiji
In Donald Horowitz's rejoinder to Fraenkel and Grofman, he retreats from his previous claims about the desirability of alternative vote (AV), mischaracterizes our formal results, and nowhereExpand
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The Impact of RAMSI on the 2006 Elections in the Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands election of April 2006 was the first since the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands arrived in mid-2003. In its aftermath, riots in Honiara resulted in theExpand
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