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Fiji Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2006 Reviews of Papua New Guinea and West Papua are not included in this issue. functions to perform as stipulated in Fiji's 1997 Constitution. Perhaps the sdl government assumed too much about people's acceptance of the rule of law in a developing country or Third World context. As can be gauged from Fiji's coup culture since 1987, the causes of political conflict in the country extend far beyond the scope of the modern rule of law, and solutions involve additional political, legal, and even customary measures. Perhaps continued dialogue between the sdl government and the Fiji Military Forces outside the parameters of Parliament could partially have resolved Fiji's ongoing political crisis. After all, 95 percent of both the sdl government and the Fiji Military Forces were indigenous Fijians. During 2006, the commander's public comments about the sdl government were sometimes perceived as seditious and treasonous, but the government did not really take concrete steps to rectify the situation. The February 2006 issue of Fiji Islands Business noted, "In any other democratic country, and Fiji is (or was) basically one, Mr. Bainimarama's stance would have promptly caused his dismissal. The magazine went on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Melanesia in Review: Issues and Events, 2006 Reviews of Papua New Guinea and West Papua are not included in this issue. functions to perform as stipulated in Fiji's 1997 Constitution. Perhaps the sdl government assumed too much about people's acceptance of the rule of law in a developing country or Third World context. As can be gauged from Fiji's coup culture since 1987, the causes of political conflict in the country extend far beyond the scope of the modern rule of law, and solutions involve additional political, legal, and even customary measures. Perhaps continued dialogue between the sdl government and the Fiji Military Forces outside the parameters of Parliament could partially have resolved Fiji's ongoing political crisis. After all, 95 percent of both the sdl government and the Fiji Military Forces were indigenous Fijians. During 2006, the commander's public comments about the sdl government were sometimes perceived as seditious and treasonous, but the government did not really take concrete steps to rectify the situation. The February 2006 issue of Fiji Islands Business noted, "In any other democratic country, and Fiji is (or was) basically one, Mr. Bainimarama's stance would have promptly caused his dismissal. The magazine went on

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 13, 2007

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