Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia - theories and comparative perspectives

Young, Simon and Nielsen, Jennifer and Patrick, Jeremy, eds. (2016) Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia - theories and comparative perspectives. Federation Press, Leichhardt, NSW, Australia. ISBN 978-176002-078-1

Abstract

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, with chapters 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 knowledges. 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 10 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.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Five USQ law academics contributed chapters to this book.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2017 06:53
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 00:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: constitutional law; recognition of Indigenous peoples; comparative law; Indigenous law and policy; Australian legal history; Indigenous rights
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180106 Comparative Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30182

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