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An engaging analysis of core issues

Volume 8, Issue 1

June, 2002

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Maclellan, N. (2002). An engaging analysis of core issues. Pacific Journalism Review, 8(1): 175-180. Review of Government by the Gun: The unfinished Business of Fiji's 2000 Coup, by William Sutherland and Robbie Robertson, Sydney: Pluto Press.
Author(s): Nic Maclellan
Reviewed book by William Sutherland and Robbie Robertson
Publication date: 
June, 2002

Government by the Gun starts with a brief overview of the events of May 2000: the seizure of Parliament and government hostages; the military takeover, abrogation of Fiji's 1997 Constitution and dismissal of President Ratu Mara; weeks of tension, as the hostages are kept in Parliment for 56 days...