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dc.contributor.authorRamesh, Sanjay
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-04
dc.date.available2011-04-04
dc.date.issued2011-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/7248
dc.descriptionMAen_AU
dc.description.abstractThe thesis analyses inter-group conflict in Fiji within the framework of inter-group theory, popularised by Gordon Allport, who argued that inter-group conflict arises out of inter-group prejudice, which is historically constructed and sustained by dominant groups. Furthermore, Allport hypothesised that there are three attributes of violence: structural and institutional violence in the form of discrimination, organised violence and extropunitive violence in the form of in-group solidarity. Using history as a method, I analyse the history of inter-group conflict in Fiji from 1960 to 2006. I argue that inter-group conflict in Fiji led to the institutionalisation of discrimination against Indo-Fijians in 1987 and this escalated into organised violence in 2000. Inter-group tensions peaked in Fiji during the 2006 general elections as ethnic groups rallied behind their own communal constituencies as a show of in-group solidarity and produced an electoral outcome that made multiparty governance stipulated by the multiracial 1997 Constitution impossible. Using Allport’s recommendations on mitigating inter-group conflict in divided communities, the thesis proposes a three-pronged approach to inter-group conciliation in Fiji, based on implementing national identity, truth and reconciliation and legislative reforms.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney.en_AU
dc.publisherCentre for Peace and Conflict Studiesen_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis.
dc.rights.urihttp://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html
dc.subjectFiji, inter-group theory, conflict, violenceen_AU
dc.titleHistory of Inter-Group Conflict and Violence in Modern Fijien_AU
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_AU
dc.date.valid2011-01-01en_AU


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