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Author Sharp, Andrew, 1940-

Title Justice and the Maori : Maori claims in New Zealand political argument in the 1980s / Andrew Sharp
Published Auckland [N.Z] : Oxford University Press, 1990


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  323.11994 Sha/Jat  AVAILABLE
Description vii, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Contents The social and conceptual conditions for claims to justice -- The Maori demand justice 1966-1988 -- Justice and reparations: a conceptual analysis -- Distinction and Indistinction: the conditions for justice -- Reparative justice and its limits -- The Waitangi Tribunal: the history of a growing reputation, 1975-1988 -- The Treaty of Waitangi and justice in contract -- The difficulties with reparations for past wrongs -- The Waitangi Tribunal and the jurisprudence of justice in reparation for breach of contract -- The Waitangi Tribunal and the political world: moderation and the eye to future prospects -- The foundations of the politics of compromise and the jurisprudence of the Wairua -- Equity, equalities and Maori independence -- Inequalities and government policies, 1960-1988 -- The Pakeha ideology, dristributive multiculturalism, and the cloudy rhetoric of equality -- The bicultural distributive claim and the Maori code -- Absolute Maori sovereignty -- Putting bounds to the Wairua, to Mana and Rangatiratanga: the assertion of state sovereignty -- The construction of justice and sovereignty
Summary "Should the Maori be compensated for past wrongs at the hands of the Pakeha? Should special programmes be set up which treat Maori and Pakeha differently? Or should there be one law, one mode of treatment, and justice for all? This book records New Zealanders' asking some important questions. It surveys the recent history of the debate about what constitutes justice for the Maori people, who, aboriginal in the land, and still deeply affected by colonisation and modernisation, now account for ten percent of the population. "Justice and the Maori" is as much a book about justice as it is about contemporary Maori-Pakeha relations, but the particular conceptions of justice with which it is concerned are those of New Zealanders, and of institutions like the Waitangi Tribunal, Parliament, the Courts, and the New Zealand Maori Council. Yet political and social philosophers do not often consider New Zealand, and New Zealanders do not often consider things in a philosophical way. This book is unusual : it breathes New Zealand concerns and speaks the language of contemporary New Zealanders, Maori and Pakeha, as they decide among themselves what justice is. The author deals with matters that have been of vital concern to New Zealanders for many years, and have taken on a new urgency as we contemplate the events of the last 150 years and the country's future ..."--Back cover
Analysis New Zealand
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-307) and index
Subject New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal.
Equality before the law -- New Zealand.
Law -- New Zealand.
Law, Maori.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Civil rights.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Claims.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Government relations.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Legal status, laws, etc.
New Zealand -- Race relations.
LC no. 90214550
ISBN 0195582020 paperback
9780195582024 paperback