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Author Keal, Paul.

Title European conquest and the rights of indigenous peoples : the moral backwardness of intenational society / Paul Keal
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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Description ix, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 92
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 92
Contents 1. Bringing 'peoples' into international society -- 2. Wild 'men' and other tales -- 3. Dispossession and the purposes of international law -- 4. Recovering rights: land, self-determination and sovereignty -- 5. The political and moral legacy of conquest -- 6. Dealing with difference
Summary Paul Keal examines the historical role of international law and political theory in justifying the dispossession of indigenous peoples as part of the expansion of international society. He argues that, paradoxically, law and political theory can now underpin the recovery of indigenous rights. At the heart of contemporary struggles is the core right of self-determination, and Keal argues for recognition of indigenous peoples as "peoples" with the right of self-determination in constitutional and international law, and for adoption of the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the General Assembly. He asks whether the theory of international society can accommodate indigenous peoples and considers the political arrangements needed for states to satisfy indigenous claims. The book also questions the moral legitimacy of international society and examines notions of collective guilt and responsibility
Analysis Human rights
Indigenous populations
Self determination
Western civilisation
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-250) and index
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights.
Author MyiLibrary.
LC no. 2003043946
ISBN 0521824710 hardback
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