Response to Peter Thompson Interview from Michael Adams

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Michael Adams


In the following comments, I have chosen three broad themes raised by the paper, “From Movement to Management: Aboriginal assertion, government and environmentalist responses and some ways forward regarding conservation and social justice” and engaged with them in terms of the paper itself, their relationship to my own work, and how they illuminate the symposium questions, including comparisons with India.

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