Bonapartism in the South Pacific: The Bainimarama Government in Fiji

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Scott MacWilliam

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Discussion paper

This Discussion Paper argues instead that the current government constitutes a particular, different and distinct form of class representation. While all governments in capitalist societies represent both capital and labour, the Bainimarama Government does so in a specific manner. During the period from 2006 until the 2014 election, the main existing forms of political representation were overturned and marginalised.

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