Sovereignty, Law and Difference in Australia: After the Mabo Case

Paul Patton

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Demands by indigenous peoples for land and cultural and political rights in contemporary postcolonial societies soon encounter limits set by the requirements of sovereignty. Efforts to accommodate these demands in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and Canada exhibit in striking form some of the contradictions encompassed within this paradoxical concept, sovereignty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-170
Number of pages22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes


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