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Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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Duncan Ivison, Paul Patton, Will Sanders, J. G. A. Pocock, James Tully, Jeremy Webber, Roger Maaka, Augie Fleras, Audra Simpson, Manuhuia Barcham, Sonia Smallacombe, John Bern, Susan Dodds, William E. Connolly, Philip Pettit, Will Kymlicka, Iris Marion Young
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  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521770484

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  • This book focuses on the problem of justice for indigenous peoples and the key questions this poses for political theory. Contributors include leading political theorists and indigenous scholars from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada and the United States. They examine how political theory has contributed to the past subjugation and continuing disadvantage faced by indigenous peoples, while also seeking to identify ways that contemporary political thought can assist the "decolonization" of relations between indigenous and nonindigenous peoples.

    • Approaches the issue of Aboriginal rights from the perspective of key issues in contemporary political theory
    • Brings together leading contemporary political theorists
    • Focuses on three key concepts: sovereignty, identity, democracy and the nation
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    'In a short review I can only hint at the riches of a book that both exhibits and challenges the many different ways that we can reflect theoretically on the indigenous project to assert and review their jurisdictions. For thinking about Australia, it offers the stimuli of theory and of comparative history. The standard of writing is clear throughout, and the editors' introduction offers a clear view, not binding on any reader, of its main concerns.' Tim Rose, Centre of Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

    'This volume … offers a comprehensive account of the cutting edge of scholarship within the field.' Canadian Journal of Sociology

    '… a most valuable, innovative and comprehensive contribution to highly complex and challenging issues. Scholars, students, government representatives, policy makers and all those involved in and concerned by indigenous issues and empowerment will find in this collective work an impetus to think and act on new and more equitable grounds and values.' Sylvie Poirier, Université Laval

    'This is a thought-provoking volume … Its stated objective is to foster an 'intercultural conversation between indigenous and non-indigenous theorists' and in this regard it is a model for others to follow.' Contemporary Political Theory

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521770484
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. Introduction Duncan Ivison, Paul Patton and Will Sanders
    Part I. Sovereignty:
    2. Waitangi as mystery of state: consequences of the ascription of federative capacity to the Māori J. G. A. Pocock
    3. The struggles of indigenous peoples for and of freedom James Tully
    4. Beyond regret: Mabo's implications for Australian constitutionalism Jeremy Webber
    5. Engaging with indigeneity: Tino Rangatiratanga in Aotearoa Roger Maaka and Augie Fleras
    Part II. Identity:
    6. Paths towards a Mohawk nation: narratives of citizenship and nationhood in Kahnawake Audra Simpson
    7. (De)Constructing the politics of indigeneity Manuhuia Barcham
    8. On display for its aesthetic beauty: how western institutions fabricate knowledge about aboriginal cultural heritage Sonia Smallacombe
    9. On the plurality of interests: aboriginal self-government and land rights John Bern and Susan Dodds
    Part III. Democracy:
    10. The liberal image of the nation William E. Connolly
    11. Minority claims under two conceptions of democracy Philip Pettit
    12. American multiculturalism and the 'nations within' Will Kymlicka
    13. Hybrid democracy: Iroquois federalism and the postcolonial project Iris Marion Young

  • Editors

    Duncan Ivison, University of Sydney

    Paul Patton, University of Sydney

    Will Sanders, Australian National University, Canberra


    Duncan Ivison, Paul Patton, Will Sanders, J. G. A. Pocock, James Tully, Jeremy Webber, Roger Maaka, Augie Fleras, Audra Simpson, Manuhuia Barcham, Sonia Smallacombe, John Bern, Susan Dodds, William E. Connolly, Philip Pettit, Will Kymlicka, Iris Marion Young

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