DP 2019/03 The Search for Democracy in Fiji
This Discussion Paper is the third of a trilogy written after the November 2018 election in Fiji. The first, In Brief 2018/28, considered the consequences of how reporting the results using competing media outlets affected popular understandings of the election. The second, Discussion Paper 2019/2, examined the continuing importance of land for elections, even as the conditions under which the indigenous population, the majority Taukei, live are commercialised and urbanised. Finally, this essay locates the search for democracy in Fiji, which is expressed in domestic and international objections to existing political circumstances.