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

Edited book


Young, Simon, Nielsen, Jennifer and Patrick, Jeremy (ed.) 2016. Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia - theories and comparative perspectives. Leichhardt, NSW, Australia. Federation Press.
Book Title

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

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID1891
EditorsYoung, Simon, Nielsen, Jennifer and Patrick, Jeremy
Number of Pages280
Year2016
PublisherFederation Press
Place of PublicationLeichhardt, NSW, Australia
ISBN9781760020781
Web Address (URL)http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760020781
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.

Keywordsconstitutional law; recognition of Indigenous peoples; comparative law; Indigenous law and policy; Australian legal history; Indigenous rights
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480702. Constitutional law
489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
450107. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
450599. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community not elsewhere classified
480302. Comparative law
480499. Law in context not elsewhere classified
Public Notes

Five USQ law academics contributed chapters to this book.

Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Southern Cross University
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