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Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia : theories and comparative perspectives / editors Simon Young, Jennifer Nielsen, Jeremy Patrick.

Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia : theories and comparative perspectives / editors Simon Young, Jennifer Nielsen, Jeremy Patrick.
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ISBN 9781760020781
Title Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia : theories and comparative perspectives / editors Simon Young, Jennifer Nielsen, Jeremy Patrick.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Leichhardt, NSW : Federation Press, 2016.
Description xxiv, 280 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: Concepts and Context -- Part II: Theories, Critique and Alternatives -- Part III: Comparative Perspectives.
Summary This collection of essays explores the history and current status of proposals to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution of Australia. The book had its genesis in a colloquium co-hosted by the University of Southern Queensland and Southern Cross University, attended by scholars from Australia and overseas and prominent participants in the recognition debates. The contributions have been updated and supplemented to produce a collection that explores what is possible and preferable from a variety of perspectives, organised into three parts: 'Concepts and Context', 'Theories, Critique and Alternatives', and 'Comparative Perspectives'. It includes work by well-regarded constitutional law scholars and legal historians, as well as analysis built from and framed by Indigenous world views and knowledge. It also features the voices of a number of comparative scholars - examining relevant developments in the United States, Canada, the South Pacific, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South America. The combined authorship represents 11 universities from across Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. The book is intended to be both an accurate and detailed record of this critical step in Australian legal and political history and an enduring contribution to ongoing dialogue, reconciliation and the empowerment of Australia's First Peoples.
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations
Constitutional law
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc
Australia -- Race relations
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Young, Simon, 1970 - (editor.)
Nielsen, Jennifer (editor.)
Patrick, Jeremy (editor.)
Call number 2017.108
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