The origins of military autonomy in Fiji: a tale of three coups

@article{Fraenkel2013TheOO,
  title={The origins of military autonomy in Fiji: a tale of three coups},
  author={Jon Fraenkel},
  journal={Australian Journal of International Affairs},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={327 - 341}
}
  • Jon Fraenkel
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
Alongside Thailand and Pakistan, Fiji has gained a reputation as the most coup-prone state in the Asia-Pacific region. Following a succession of coups, Fiji's military eventually established a longer-term authoritarian administration, inviting comparisons with Burma and Indonesia under Suharto, where military rulers also saw themselves as playing an overarching guardian role transcending ethnic cleavages. Yet, unlike Burma and Indonesia, Fiji's military has no heroic history of involvement in a… Expand
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