Aboriginal Australia and Democracy: Old Traditions, New Challenges

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dc.contributor.author Behrendt, Larissa en_US
dc.contributor.editor Benjamin Isakhan and Stephen Stockwell en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:32:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:32:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011001542 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Behrendt Larissa 2011, 'Aboriginal Australia and Democracy: Old Traditions, New Challenges', Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire UK, pp. 148-161. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-230-24421-4 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17860
dc.description.abstract When Europeans arrived in Australia to stay a little over two centuries ago, they did not appreciate the complex and consultative governance and legal structures that existed within the Aboriginal communities that they met. Instead, many Europeans saw a primitive race without developed technology and assumed them to be inferior. This Euro-centric assumption of superiority, eventually bolstered by theories of social Darwinism, would be used to support the doctrine of terra nullius, a legal fiction that saw Australia as though it was without a legitimate system of governance. Seen through Europeans eyes, it is not suqprising that many outsiders failed to understand the intricacies of our society, especially its complex system of laws and governance. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Aboriginal Australia and Democracy: Old Traditions, New Challenges en_US
dc.parent The Secret History of Democracy en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Hampshire UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 148 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 161 en_US
dc.cauo.name SDVC.Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 169902 en_US
dc.personcode 001076 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition First en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Aboriginal governance, Aboriginal law, Australia, indigenous governance, indigenous law, en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 001076 en_US

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