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Fiji in Transition: Research Papers of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission, and: Fiji and the World: Research Papers of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission (review)

Fiji in Transition: Research Papers of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission, and: Fiji and the... book reviews 533 Fiji in Transition: Research Papers of approaches the subject is widely dif- the Fiji Constitution Review Commis- ferent. Paul Geraghty rails against sion, volume 1 (isbn 982-01-0333-9; “westernization” and multiracialism vii + 312 pages, tables, figures, notes, (English, he says, is only useful “to bibliography) and Fiji and the World: prepare oneself for residence over- Research Papers of the Fiji Constitu- seas”), and claims that only Fijiani- tion Review Commission, volume 2 zation can restore harmony to the (isbn 982-01-0334-7; vii + 358 pages, islands (20). Instead Vijay Naidu and tables, appendix, notes, bibliography). Isimeli Cokanasiga argue separately Both volumes edited by Brij V Lal and for multiracial accommodation and Tomasi R Vakatora. Suva: School of declare education central to national Social and Economic Development, integration. Cokanasiga believes it is University of the South Pacific, 1997. “the main instrument for the develop- Paper. Each us$30; both us$55. ment of society” and calls for a mas- sive investment in education (229). In contrast to earlier constitutional In terms of accommodation, Naidu reviews in Fiji, the 1995–1996 Fiji additionally argues that English serves Constitution Review Commission as an important neutral language (a demonstrated a genuine desire to point http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Fiji in Transition: Research Papers of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission, and: Fiji and the World: Research Papers of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 12 (2) – Jul 1, 2001

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University of Hawai'I Press
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1527-9464

Abstract

book reviews 533 Fiji in Transition: Research Papers of approaches the subject is widely dif- the Fiji Constitution Review Commis- ferent. Paul Geraghty rails against sion, volume 1 (isbn 982-01-0333-9; “westernization” and multiracialism vii + 312 pages, tables, figures, notes, (English, he says, is only useful “to bibliography) and Fiji and the World: prepare oneself for residence over- Research Papers of the Fiji Constitu- seas”), and claims that only Fijiani- tion Review Commission, volume 2 zation can restore harmony to the (isbn 982-01-0334-7; vii + 358 pages, islands (20). Instead Vijay Naidu and tables, appendix, notes, bibliography). Isimeli Cokanasiga argue separately Both volumes edited by Brij V Lal and for multiracial accommodation and Tomasi R Vakatora. Suva: School of declare education central to national Social and Economic Development, integration. Cokanasiga believes it is University of the South Pacific, 1997. “the main instrument for the develop- Paper. Each us$30; both us$55. ment of society” and calls for a mas- sive investment in education (229). In contrast to earlier constitutional In terms of accommodation, Naidu reviews in Fiji, the 1995–1996 Fiji additionally argues that English serves Constitution Review Commission as an important neutral language (a demonstrated a genuine desire to point

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Published: Jul 1, 2001

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