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Aboriginal societies and the common law : a history of sovereignty, status and self-determination

Author: P G McHugh
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Describes the encounter between the common law legal system and the tribal people of North America and Australasia. Looking at the nature of British imperialism and the position of non-Christian  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Aboriginal societies and the common law
(NL-LeOCL)268528802
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P G McHugh
ISBN: 9780191710438 0191710431 9780198252481 019825248X
OCLC Number: 520478924
Description: 1 online resource (IX, 661 p.)
Contents: 1. Chapter One: Introduction ; Chapter Two: The juridical status of non-Christian polities (to the end of the eighteenth century) ; Chapter Three: Aboriginal sovereignty and status in the 'Empire(s) of Uniformity' ; Chapter Four: A history of aboriginal status - the legal recognition of the individual and the group ; Chapter 5: aboriginal societies and international law: a history of sovereignty, status and land ; Chapter 6: An overview of the era of aboriginal self-determination ; Chapter 7: Achieving recognition during the 1970s and '80s- foundations for a modern jurisprudence ; Chapter 8: Moving beyond recognition: aboriginal governance in the turbulent 1990s ; Chapter 9: Living Together Less Contentiously: the Jurisprucence of Reconciliation in the 1990s
Responsibility: P.G. McHugh.

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McHugh's book is not just a legal history of Aboriginal title to land but a comprehensive history of legal relations between settlers and Aboriginal societies that addresses sovereignty, Read more...

 
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