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The " Nations within

Aboriginal-State Relations in Canada, the United States and New Zealand

Paperback Published: 13th August 1992
ISBN: 9780195407549
Number Of Pages: 279

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This is a study of the history and current state of aboriginal politics in Canada drawing comparisons with New Zealand and the United States. By exploring similar terrains of the evolving relationship of the peoples with the state, common patterns are revealed. The work includes analysis of the impact of social structures and societal constraints as they define the parameters and restrict the options of the participants in the scripting of this political drama.

"An important study, this book uses a comparative framework to analyze contemporary relationships between indigenous societies and the dominant governments in Canada, New Zealand, and the US....Strongly recommended for general readers and for advanced undergraduate courses dealing with race relations."--Choice

Introduction: Aboriginal Peoples as Nationsp. 1
Aboriginal Nations Within Canada
'Unfinished Business': Reconstructing Aboriginal-State Relationsp. 8
The Social Contextp. 12
Aboriginal Policyp. 39
The Politics of Self-Governmentp. 55
The Department of Indian Affairs: From Bureaucracy towards Empowerment?p. 73
Aboriginal Protest, Symbolic Politics, and Political Reformp. 84
Metis and Inuit Nationalismp. 102
Conclusion: From Periphery to Centrep. 117
Aboriginal Nations Within the United States
America: One Nation... With Liberty and Justice For All?p. 128
The Maori of Aotearoa/New Zealand
Devolving Maori-State Relationsp. 172
The 'Nations Within': Towards a Restructuring of Aboriginal-State Relations
Conclusionp. 220
Reference Listp. 233
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780195407549
ISBN-10: 0195407547
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 279
Published: 13th August 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39