Author Affiliation, Ana.
Sociology and Social Work; Faculty of Social Sciences
The limits of ethnic political mobilization in Fiji
Social and Economic Studies
Date of Publication
Advances four reasons why political mobilisation, based primarily on ethnicity will not be successful in Fiji in the future. These reasons are : the problem of ethnicity and economics, which fundamentally disadvantages poor indigenous Fijians; the inability of the Fijian political elite to successfully articulate their position globally; the problem of identity among Fijians both within the Pacific and globally; and the emphasis on traditional political institutions. Concludes that while the appeal of ethnic mobilisation will diminish over time in Fiji, it will remain an important issue in politics in the foreseeable future.....