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Firth, Stewart

Overview
Works: 47 works in 153 publications in 2 languages and 4,132 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Stewart Firth
From election to coup in Fiji : the 2006 campaign and its aftermath( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 2006 Fiji held its tenth general election since independence in 1970. In a country with an unenviable history of electoral trauma, the mood was apprehensive - not least because of controversial public statements against the incumbent Qarase government being made by the commander of Fiji's military forces. Despite a record number of parties and candidates, the winners were the heavily church-backed SDL, the party of choice of the majority of indigenous Fijians; and the Fiji Labour Party, the party preferred by most Indo-Fijians. Although the result was ethnically polarized, for the first time in Fijian history the successful candidates came together to share power in a constitutionally ordained multiparty Cabinet, with Qarase retaining the prime ministership. But the fragile collaboration was short-lived. On 5 December, Commodore Bainimarama ordered a military take-over, ousting the elected government and replacing it with an 'interim' government of his choice. With contributions from ex-Vice President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, ousted Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, leader of the Fiji Labour Party and now interim Minister for Finance Mahendra Chaudhry, and an impressive array of leading commentators on Fijian affairs, this book provides a comprehensive, penetrating analysis of the lead-up to, the outcome and the aftermath of Fiji's historic 2006 election - including the December coup. Shedding light on the complex weave of traditional chiefly systems, race relations, economics, constitutionality, the military ethos and religion, From Election to Coup in Fiji is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Fiji, the South Pacific and the politics of divided societies."--Publisher
Globalisation and governance in the Pacific Islands by Stewart Firth( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pacific Islands are feeling the effects of globalisation. Free trade in sugar and garments is threatening two of Fiji's key industries. At the same time other opportunities are emerging. Labour migration is growing in importance, and Pacific governments are calling for more access to Australia's labour market. Fiji has joined Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati as a remittance economy, with thousands of its citizens working overseas. Meantime, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands grapple with an older kind of globalisation in which overseas companies exploit mineral and forest resources. The Pacific Islands confront unique problems of governance in this era of globalisation. The modern, democratic state often fits awkwardly with traditional ways of doing politics in that part of the world. Just as often, politicians in the Pacific exploit tradition or invent it to serve modern political purposes. The contributors to this volume examine Pacific globalisation and governance from a wide range of perspectives. They come from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Hawai'i, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Jamaica as well as Australia."--Publisher's description
The 2006 military takeover in Fiji : the coup to end all coups? by Stewart Firth( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the factors behind - and the implications of - the 2006 coup. It brings together contributions from leading scholars, local personalities, civil society activists, union leaders, journalists, lawyers, soldiers and politicians - including deposed Prime Ministers Laisenia Qarase and Mahendra Chaudhry. The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups? is essential reading for those with an interest in the contemporary history of Fiji, politics in deeply divided societies, or in military intervention in civilian politics"--Publisher's description
Politics and state building in Solomon Islands( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands' examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history. Contributors examine what happened when unrest engulfed the capital of the small Melanesian country in the aftermath of the 2006 national elections, and consider what these events show about the Solomon Islands political system, the influence of Asian interests in business and politics, and why the crisis is best understood in the context of the country's volatile blend of traditional and modern politics"--Provided bypublisher
Australia in international politics : an introduction to Australian foreign policy by Stewart Firth( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia's foreign relations are changing rapidly due to increased globalization of financial markets, greater trade with China and the United States, and recent terrorist activity such as the Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta in 2004. This revised and updated edition outlines how Australia is restructuring its foreign policy to suit contemporary challenges and opportunities and includes an analysis of the policies of Howard and Downer and an easy-reference timeline. Trends such as military involvement in East Timor, Iraq, and the Solomon Islands; relations with the UN human rights treaty system and the Kyoto Protocol; and the new "good governance" focus of foreign aid are also identified
Nuclear playground by Stewart Firth( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papua New Guinea : a political history by James Griffin( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Guinea under the Germans by Stewart Firth( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and state building in Solomon Islands by Sinclair Dinnen( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands' examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history. Contributors examine what happened when unrest engulfed the capital of the small Melanesian country in the aftermath of the 2006 national elections, and consider what these events show about the Solomon Islands political system, the influence of Asian interests in business and politics, and why the crisis is best understood in the context of the country's volatile blend of traditional and modern politics"--Provided by publisher
The Cambridge history of the Pacific Islanders by Donald Denoon( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history addresses the question of insularity and explores islanders' experiences thematically, covering such topics as early settlement, contact with Europeans, colonialism, politics, commerce, nuclear testing, ideology and the role of women
Politics and State-building in the Solomon Islands by Stewart Firth( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history. Contributors examine what happened when unrest engulfed the capital of the small Melanesian country in the aftermath of the 2006 national elections, and consider what these events show about the Solomon Islands political system, the influence of Asian interests in business and politics, and why the crisis is best understood in the context of the country's volatile blend of traditional and modern politics.Until the disturbances of April 2006 and subsequent deterioration in bilateral relations between Australia and Solomon Islands under the Sogavare government, experts had hailed the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as an unqualified success. Some saw it as a model for 'cooperative intervention' in 'failing states' worldwide. Following these developments success seems less certain and aspects of the RAMSI model appear flawed.Using the case of Solomon Islands, this book raises fundamental questions about the nature of 'cooperative intervention' as a vehicle for state building, asking whether it should be construed as a mainly technical endeavour or whether it is unavoidably a political undertaking with political consequences. Providing a critical but balanced analysis, Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands has important implications for the wider debate about international state-building interventions in 'failed' and 'failing' states
Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands : State, Society and Governance in Melanesia by Stewart Firth( )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and government; Globalization; Congresses; Oceania
From Election to Coup The 2006 Campaign and its Aftermath by Jon Fraenkel( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 2006 Fiji held its tenth general election since independence in 1970. In a country with an unenviable history of electoral trauma, the mood was apprehensive if not tense - not least because of controversial public statements against the incumbent Qarase government being made by the commander of Fiji's military forces.Despite a record number of parties and candidates, the winners were the two big parties - the heavily church-backed SDL, the party of choice of the majority of indigenous Fijians; and the Fiji Labour Party, the party preferred by most Indo-Fijians.Although the result was ethnically polarised, for the first time in Fijian history the successful candidates came together to share power in a constitutionally ordained multiparty cabinet, with Laisenia Qarase retaining the prime ministership. But the fragile collaboration was short-lived. On 5 December 2006, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama ordered a military takeover, declaring himself 'President', ousting the elected government and replacing it with an 'interim' government of his choice, and once again throwing Fiji into political turmoil.With contributions from ex-Vice President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, ousted Prime Minister Laesenia Qarase, leader of the Fiji Labour Party and now interim Minister for Finance Mahendra Chaudhry, and an impressive array of leading commentators on Fijian affairs, this book provides a comprehensive and penetrating analysis of the lead-up to, the outcome and the aftermath of Fiji's historic 2006 election. Shedding light on the complex weave of traditional chiefly systems, race relations, economics, constitutionality, the military ethos and religion, From Election to Coup in Fiji is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Fiji, the South Pacific and the politics of divided societies
20th century Fiji : people who shaped this nation by Stewart Firth( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reefs, islands and friendly people, Fiji has all those things but much more besides including a fascinating history. This is first and foremost a book about people and their lives, but it is a history of Fiji as well, covering a century that took the country from colony to independence and from a dominion to republic. Excerpts from the Fiji Times, together with a comprehensive gallery of photographs, convey a sense of what the old Fiji was like and what it has become. No century has changed Fiji more tha the one just ended. This book tells the story of that century through the lives of the men and women who did most to shape Fiji, and who left their mark on the Fiji of today. Their names come from every walk of life, from the mightiest to the lowliest. This book was written not by one person or two, but by seventeen. Like the people they write about the authors come from across the ethnic and cultural spectrum of the country. Here, in what they have written, you will find not just the great political leaders of Fiji such Ram Sir Lala Sukuna, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara and A.D. Patel, but the poets and artists, the businessmen and women, the trade unionists, the soldiers, the sports enthusiasts, the people of religion and those who offered their lives in service to the disadvantaged. This book is meant to record and honour their contribution, and in doing so to celebrate the nation itself
Nauru 1888-1900 : an account in German and English based on official records of the Colonial Section of the German Foreign Office held by the Deutsches Zentralarchiv in Potsdam by Wilhelm Fabricius( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and State-building in the Solomon Islands by Sinclair Dinnen( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands examines a crisis moment in recent Solomon Islands history. Contributors examine what happened when unrest engulfed the capital of the small Melanesian country in the aftermath of the 2006 national elections, and consider what these events show about the Solomon Islands political system, the influence of Asian interests in business and politics, and why the crisis is best understood in the context of the country's volatile blend of traditional and modern politics. Until the disturbances of April 2006 and subsequent deterioration in bilateral relations between Australia and Solomon Islands under the Sogavare government, experts had hailed the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as an unqualified success. Some saw it as a model for 'cooperative intervention' in 'failing states' worldwide. Following these developments success seems less certain and aspects of the RAMSI model appear flawed. Using the case of Solomon Islands, this book raises fundamental questions about the nature of 'cooperative intervention' as a vehicle for state building, asking whether it should be construed as a mainly technical endeavour or whether it is unavoidably a political undertaking with political consequences. Providing a critical but balanced analysis, Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands has important implications for the wider debate about international state-building interventions in 'failed' and 'failing' states
German recruitment and employment of labourers in the Western Pacific before the First World War by Stewart Firth( )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political status and development : the implications for Australian foreign policy towards the Pacific Islands by Stewart Firth( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Pacific Islands, independent countries have poorer development outcomes than those that remain territories or continue to have a constitutional link to a metropolitan state. The disparities between living standards in dependent and independent Pacific countries remain as large as ever - indeed they are probably growing. This paper examines the situation not only of Pacific territories but also of the region's five freely associated states. In particular, the paper asks: what can the independent Pacific learn from the dependent and freely associated Pacific? How might the favourable economic circumstances that accompany all cases of dependency and some cases of free association be reproduced elsewhere in the region? What are the policy implications for the Australian Government's Pacific policy? The answers point in the direction of greater economic integration between Pacific Island countries and Australia, especially in labour mobility, and, in the case of Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu, a form of 'sovereign free association' with Australia
The nuclear issue and South Pacific security by Stewart Firth( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooling in New South Wales, 1880 to 1914 by Stewart Firth( )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Globalisation and governance in the Pacific IslandsThe 2006 military takeover in Fiji : the coup to end all coups?Politics and state building in Solomon IslandsAustralia in international politics : an introduction to Australian foreign policyPolitics and state building in Solomon IslandsThe Cambridge history of the Pacific IslandersPolitics and State-building in the Solomon IslandsPolitics and State-building in the Solomon Islands
Alternative Names
Firth, S. G.

ファース, S

ファース, スチュアート

ファース, ステュアート

Languages
English (114)

Japanese (2)