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2006

Legal Writing and Research

Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto

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Gaming For “Good Governance” And The Democratic Ideal: From Universalist Rhetoric To Pacific Realities Seen Through A Fijian Microscope*, Jackson N. Maogoto Jan 2006

Gaming For “Good Governance” And The Democratic Ideal: From Universalist Rhetoric To Pacific Realities Seen Through A Fijian Microscope*, Jackson N. Maogoto

Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto

This Article canvasses the international rubric and dynamic that informs the democracy and good governance crusade before moving the discussion to a regional setting targeting Pacific Island Countries with Fiji as a case study. It seeks to argue that democratic experimentalism, not the so-called “McDonaldization” (globalization as homogenization) of the world, is important. This is based on the premise that “McDonaldization” minimizes the complex way in which the local interacts with the international. The efficacy of democratic experimentalism is that it acknowledges that rights are not based on first principles, but that, they are inevitably socially constructed and historically contingent ...