Mai te hau Roma ra te huru: The Illusion of “Autonomy” and the Ongoing Struggle for Decolonization in French Polynesia

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2013
Authors
Gonschor, Lorenz
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University of Hawai‘i Press
Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Abstract
From a French perspective, French Polynesia is often described as an overseas territory that has been virtually decolonized through the granting of statutes of autonomy. In stark contrast, pro-independence local political parties still consider the country a colony and have successfully lobbied for a process of decolonization under United Nations oversight. This article assesses these competing claims through an analysis of the political evolution of the territory since World War
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Tahiti, French Polynesia, colonialism, neocolonialism, autonomy, decolonization, self-determination
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Gonschor, L. 2013. Mai te hau Roma ra te huru: The Illusion of “Autonomy” and the Ongoing Struggle for Decolonization in French Polynesia. The Contemporary Pacific 25 (2): 259-296.
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