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Author McHugh, Paul G., 1958-

Title Aboriginal societies and the common law : a history of sovereignty, status, and self-determination / P.G. McHugh
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004


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Description ix, 661 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The juridical status of non-Christian polities (to the end of the eighteenth century) -- 3. Aboriginal sovereignty and status in the 'empire(s) of uniformity' -- 4. A history of aboriginal status - the legal recognition of the individual and the group in the 'apparent twilight' -- 5. Aboriginal societies and international law : a history of sovereignty, status, and land -- 6. An overview of the era of aboriginal self-determination : from rights-recognition to rights-integration and -management -- 7. The 'era of recognition' during the 1970s and '80s - foundations for a modern jurisprudence -- 8. Moving beyond recognition : aboriginal governance in the turbulent 1990s -- 9. Living together less contentiously - the jurisprudence of reconciliation in the 1990s
Summary "This book describes the encounter between the common law legal system and the tribal peoples of North America and Australasia. It is a history of the role of anglophone law in managing relations between the British settlers and indigenous peoples. That history runs from the plantation of Ireland and settlement of the New World to the end of the twentieth century." "Throughout this history, the common law's encounter with tribal peoples not only describes its view of the aboriginal, but also reveals a considerable amount about the common law itself as a language of thought. This is a history of the voyaging common law."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 612-645) and index
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Indigenous peoples -- Civil rights.
Self-determination, National.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Australia.
Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada.
Author Oxford Scholarship Online.
LC no. 2004025250
ISBN 9780198252481
019825248X (alkaline paper)
OTHER TI Oxford scholarship online.