Aboriginal Australia and Democracy: Old Traditions, New Challenges

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dc.contributor.author Behrendt, LY
dc.contributor.editor Isakhan, B
dc.contributor.editor Stockwell, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:32:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation The Secret History of Democracy, 2011, First, pp. 148 - 161
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-230-24421-4
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.
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan
dc.title Aboriginal Australia and Democracy: Old Traditions, New Challenges
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent The Secret History of Democracy
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 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
dc.for 160601 Australian Government and Politics
dc.for 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
dc.personcode 001076
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
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Senior DVC
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Senior DVC/Jumbunna
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Strengthening Indigenous Communities
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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