Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by Duncan Ivison
Book DescriptionThis 2001 book focuses on the problem of justice for indigenous peoples and the ways in which this poses key questions for political theory: the nature of sovereignty, the grounds of national identity and the limits of democratic theory. It includes chapters by leading political theorists and indigenous scholars from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Canada and the United States. One of the strengths of this book is the manner in which it shows how the different historical circumstances of colonization in these countries nevertheless raise common problems and questions for political theory. It examines ways in which political theory has contributed to the past subjugation and continuing disadvantage faced by indigenous peoples, while also seeking to identify resources in contemporary political thought that can assist the 'decolonisation' of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521779371
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Duncan Ivison
Rights, Paperback (December 2007)
Offers an integration of, and introduction to, the history and philosophy of rights. This book focuses especially on the politics of rights: the fact that rights have always been, and will remain, deeply contested. It discusses the historical contexts in which some of the leading philosophers of rights formed their arguments.
Postcolonial Liberalism, Hardback (November 2002)
This book presents an account of postcolonial liberalism, and argues the case for its sustainability.
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This 2001 book explores possibilities for 'decolonisation' of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
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