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France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics by Denise Fisher (review)

France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics by Denise Fisher (review) 254 the contemporary pacific • 28:1 (2016) stone in the understanding of these The work is divided into three main political developments. parts, beginning with expansive cover- age of the French Pacific presence oona le meur before 1996. Fisher broadly outlines School of Oriental and the motives for French colonization, African Studies (soas ) the evolution of colonial administra- tion, and the often-ambiguous French * * * policies toward development and local political rights in the colonies. She France in the South Pacific: Power suggests that French motivations in and Politics, by Denise Fisher. Can- the Pacific act as a source of the- berra: anu Press, 2013. isbn paper matic continuity as national prestige, 978-1-9221-4494-2; isbn e-book national security, and latent com- 978-1-9221-4495-9, xxiii + 342 pages, mercial ambitions drive French policy maps, appendixes, bibliography. Paper, in each period. Notably, these policy a$28.00; e-book, free download. orientations explain decisions to grant Denise Fisher makes a timely and or rescind local autonomy, detonate unique addition to studies of the nuclear devises, bomb the Greenpeace French-speaking Pacific with France in vessel Rainbow Warrior, or deploy the South Pacific. Working to convey special forces to storm the cave on French thinking on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics by Denise Fisher (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 28 (1) – Jan 7, 2016

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Abstract

254 the contemporary pacific • 28:1 (2016) stone in the understanding of these The work is divided into three main political developments. parts, beginning with expansive cover- age of the French Pacific presence oona le meur before 1996. Fisher broadly outlines School of Oriental and the motives for French colonization, African Studies (soas ) the evolution of colonial administra- tion, and the often-ambiguous French * * * policies toward development and local political rights in the colonies. She France in the South Pacific: Power suggests that French motivations in and Politics, by Denise Fisher. Can- the Pacific act as a source of the- berra: anu Press, 2013. isbn paper matic continuity as national prestige, 978-1-9221-4494-2; isbn e-book national security, and latent com- 978-1-9221-4495-9, xxiii + 342 pages, mercial ambitions drive French policy maps, appendixes, bibliography. Paper, in each period. Notably, these policy a$28.00; e-book, free download. orientations explain decisions to grant Denise Fisher makes a timely and or rescind local autonomy, detonate unique addition to studies of the nuclear devises, bomb the Greenpeace French-speaking Pacific with France in vessel Rainbow Warrior, or deploy the South Pacific. Working to convey special forces to storm the cave on French thinking on

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 7, 2016

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