The Unintended Consequences of Fiji's International Peacekeeping

Jone Baledrokadroka

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    Abstract

    The consequences of international peacekeeping operations on the domestic politics of a contributing country are an under-explored phenomenon. For Fiji, the intended outcome was that the fledgling state would play a positive role in international affairs. The unintended outcome was the development of a patron-client nexus between the ruling elite and the largely ethnic Fijian military. In the last twenty five years the military has intervened in domestic affairs, which has made Fiji a coup-prone state. This article considers why this has occurred.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-116
    JournalSecurity Challenges
    Volume8
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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