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The Navajo political experience

Author: David E Wilkins
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefiled Publishers, Inc., [2013] ©2013
Series: Spectrum series, race and ethnicity in national and global politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Native nations, like the Navajo nation, have proven to be remarkably adept at retaining and exercising ever-increasing amounts of self-determination even when faced with powerful external constraints and limited resources. Now in this fourth edition of David E. Wilkins' The Navajo Political Experience, political developments of the last decade are discussed and analyzed comprehensively, and with as much  Read more...
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Wilkins, David E. (David Eugene), 1954-
Navajo political experience.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefiled Publishers, Inc., [2013]
xxii, 307 pages
(DLC) 2013025149
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Wilkins
ISBN: 9781442226692 1442226692 1442226684 9781442226685 1442221445 9781442221444
OCLC Number: 868976935
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Tables and Figures; Preface; New to This Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes; I: Foundations of Diné Government and Relations with the United States; Chapter One: Diné National Government: An Historical Overview; Outline; Introduction; Diné Traditional Political Life; Diné Government: 1700-1846; Diné Governmental Change during the Early American Period: 1846-1921; The Birth of Local Government: 1922-1936; Navajo Tribal Reorganization: 1936-1938; Diné Tribal Government: 1940-1989. Democratization of the Navajo Nation: Title II Amendments, 1989-2002Fundamental Law to the Present; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes; Chapter Two: A Nation within a Nation; Outline; Introduction; No Universal Legal Definition; A Navajo Understanding of What Constitutes a Nation; The Cultural Side of Navajo National Identity; The Political Side of Navajo Identity; The Distinctive Native Nation-Federal Relationship; Native Nation-State Relations; Conclusion; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes; Chapter Three: Governmental Structure: Its Form and Function; Outline; Introduction. What Is Government?What Are Politics and Political Science?; Why the Need for Government?; Who Has the Power in Government?; The Role of Ideology in American Politics; Three Principal Functions of Government; Types of Governing Structures; What Is Democracy?; Division of Governing Functions; Conclusion; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes; Chapter Four: Federal Indian Policy: An Historical Overview; Outline; Introduction; Indigenous Independence: 1492-Colonial Era; Early United States Independence: 1776-1828; Removal-Relocation-Reservation: 1828-1887; Allotment and Assimilation: 1887-1921. Reorganization and Limited Tribal Self-Rule: 1921-1945Termination: 1945-1961; Tribal Self-Determination and Self-Governance: 1961-Present; Conclusion; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes; II: Institutions of Diné Government; Chapter Five: The Framework of Navajo Government Today; Outline; Introduction; Navajo Nation Code: Principles; Navajo Nation Code: Authority; Why Is There a Code and Not a Constitution?; Limits to Navajo Government Power; Attempts at Government Reform; Conclusion; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes; Chapter Six: The Navajo Nation Legislature (The Council); Outline. IntroductionWhat Is a Legislature?; The Council and Its Delegates; Committees; How a Resolution Becomes Law; Factors Influencing Navajo Lawmakers; Reapportionment-"One-Navajo, One-Vote"; Conclusion; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes; Chapter Seven: The Navajo Nation Executive (The President and Vice President); Outline; Introduction; What Is Executive Power?; Powers of the Navajo Nation President; Presidential Office and Activities; Vacancies; Gifts of Property; The Executive Bureaucracy; Conclusion; Key Terms; Selected Readings; Notes.
Series Title: Spectrum series, race and ethnicity in national and global politics.
Responsibility: David E. Wilkins.

Abstract:

Native nations, like the Navajo nation, have proven to be remarkably adept at retaining and exercising ever-increasing amounts of self-determination even when faced with powerful external constraints and limited resources. Now in this fourth edition of David E. Wilkins' The Navajo Political Experience, political developments of the last decade are discussed and analyzed comprehensively, and with as much accessibility as thoroughness and detail.

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