Waitangi & Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law & Legitimation by F.M. Brookfield

By F.M. Brookfield

This landmark examine examines concerns surrounding New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi, concentrating on fresh Fiji revolutions and indigenous commonplace rights to the seabed and foreshore. during this revised version, the writer techniques those advanced and debatable concerns with a cautious, thorough, and principled method whereas facing the vast constitutional concerns and responding to reviews made by way of different students. This examine will function a vital device for these operating within the region and for these engaged during this modern debate.

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Conflict and resource development in the southern highlands by Nicole Haley, Ron J May

By Nicole Haley, Ron J May

The Southern Highlands is one in every of Papua New Guinea’s so much resource-rich provinces, yet for a few years the province has been riven via clash. Longstanding inter-group rivalries, in brief put aside in the course of the colonial interval, were compounded via festival for the advantages supplied through the trendy country and through scuffling with over the distribution of returns from different gigantic mining and petroleum tasks positioned in the province or impinging upon it. Deaths from many of the conflicts during the last decade quantity within the hundreds of thousands. because of inter-group battling, illegal activity and vandalism, a few companies have withdrawn from the province. Roadblocks and ambushes have made go back and forth harmful in lots of components and expatriate missionaries and relief staff have left. Many public servants have deserted their posts with the outcome that country providers usually are not supplied. Corruption is rife. Police are usually reluctant to behave simply because they're outnumbered and outgunned. This quantity brings jointly a few authors with deep adventure of the Southern Highlands to ascertain the underlying dynamics of source improvement and clash within the province. Its basic function is to supply a few history to contemporary occasions, however the authors additionally discover attainable methods to restricting the human and fiscal expenses of the continuing clash and breakdown of governance.

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Possessing the Pacific: Land, Settlers, and Indigenous by Stuart Banner

By Stuart Banner

In the course of the 19th century, British and American settlers received an enormous volume of land from indigenous humans during the Pacific, yet in no locations did they collect it a similar means. Stuart Banner tells the tale of colonial payment in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. at the present time, indigenous humans personal even more land in a few of these locations than in others. and sure indigenous peoples make the most of treaty rights, whereas others don't. those diversifications are traceable to offerings made greater than a century ago--choices approximately no matter if indigenous humans have been the proprietors in their land and the way that land used to be to be transferred to whites. Banner argues that those ameliorations weren't as a result of any planned land coverage created in London or Washington. particularly, the choices have been made in the community by means of settlers and colonial officers and have been according to elements odd to every colony, similar to even if the neighborhood indigenous humans have been agriculturalists and what point of political association that they had attained. those ameliorations loom very huge now, maybe even higher than they did within the 19th century, simply because they proceed to persuade the process litigation and political fight among indigenous humans and whites over claims to land and different assets. owning the Pacific is an unique and extensively conceived research of the way colonial struggles over land nonetheless form the relatives among whites and indigenous humans all through a lot of the realm.

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Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches by Morgan J. Brigg, Roland Bleiker

By Morgan J. Brigg, Roland Bleiker

Mediating throughout Difference relies on a primary premise: to deal correctly with conflict―and rather with clash stemming from cultural and different differences―requires actual openness to various cultural practices and discussion among other ways of understanding and being. both crucial is a shift clear of realizing cultural distinction as an inevitable resource of clash, and the improvement of a extra severe angle towards formerly under-examined Western assumptions approximately clash and its resolution.

To handle the resultant demanding situations, this ebook introduces and explores many of the wealthy insights into clash answer emanating from Asia and Oceania. even though usually neglected, those neighborhood traditions provide a variety of helpful methods of puzzling over and working with distinction and clash in a globalizing global. To deliver those traditions into trade with mainstream Western clash solution, the editors current the result of collaborative paintings among skilled students and culturally a professional practitioners from a variety of elements of Asia and Oceania. the result's a sequence of interventions that problem traditional Western notions of clash answer and supply teachers, coverage makers, diplomats, mediators, and native clash staff with new probabilities to process, hinder, and get to the bottom of conflict.

Contributors: Roland Bleiker; Volker Boege; Morgan Brigg; Stephen Chan; Frans de Jalong, Sr.; Lorraine Garasu; Mary Graham; Hoang Young-ju; Carwyn Jones; pleasure Kere; Debra McDougall; Norifumi Namatame; Chengxin Pan; Oliver Richmond; Deborah chicken Rose; Muhadi Sugiono; Tarja Väyrynen; Polly O. Walker; Jacqueline Wasilewski.

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Maori Origins and Migrations: The Genesis of Some Pakeha by M. P. K. Sorrenson

By M. P. K. Sorrenson

This can be a short yet attention-grabbing examine of eu theories approximately the place the Maori humans got here from, how they reached New Zealand and the way they lived once they arrived. a few of these theories now appear extraordinary yet others hardened into myths that turned accredited truths. this is often an illuminating, occasionally fun, account of the making of myths.

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The lost continent of Mu by James Churchward

By James Churchward

Mu used to be an enormous continent protecting approximately one-half of the Pacific Ocean. while she sank in the course of volcanic destruction, fifty million sq. miles of water claimed her position. This great continent and tradition used to be the centre of civilisation a few 25,000 years in the past. This paintings offers the tale of the author's look for the misplaced continent.

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Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, by Kathy E. Ferguson

By Kathy E. Ferguson

What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it paintings in Asia and the Pacific? The authors of the 16 unique and leading edge essays awarded the following take clean inventory of globalization’s complexities. They pursue severe feminist inquiry approximately ladies, gender, and sexualities and convey unique insights into altering existence styles in Asian and Pacific Island societies.

every one essay places the lives and struggles of ladies on the middle of its exam whereas weaving examples of worldwide circuits in Asian and Pacific societies right into a global body of study. The paintings is generated from inside of Asian and Pacific areas, bringing to the fore neighborhood voices and claims to wisdom. The geographic emphasis on Asia/Pacific highlights the complexity of globalizing practices between particular humans whose dilemmas come alive on those pages. even though the booklet specializes in international, gendered flows, it expands its research to incorporate the media and the humanities, highbrow assets, activist agendas, and person existence tales. excellent ethnographies and interviews achieve past generalizations and convey Pacific and Asian men and women alive of their struggles opposed to globalization.

Globalization can't be summed up in a neat political schedule yet has to be actively contested and creatively negotiated. Taking feminist political pondering past basic oppositions, the authors ask particular questions on how worldwide practices paintings, how they arrive to be, who advantages, and what's at stake.

Contributors: Nancie Caraway, Steve Derné, Cynthia Enloe, Kathy Ferguson, Maria Ibarra, Gwyn Kirk, Sally Merry, Virginia Metaxas, Min Dongchao, Monique Mironesco, Rhacel Parrenas, Lucinda Peach, Vivian expense, Jyoti Puri, Judith Raiskin, Nancy Riley, Saskia Sassen, Teresia Teaiwa, Chris Yano, Yau Ching.

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The Lost Boy: A Search for Life, a Triumph of Outback Spirit by Robert Wainwright

By Robert Wainwright

This journalistic booklet relates some of the most gripping information occasions in Australia in 1993—the disappearance of 8-year-old Clinton Liebelt within the outback. A reporter who initially coated the incident revisits this compelling secret and stocks the uplifting tale of ways one kid's tragic disappearance united a complete neighborhood. according to own interviews, newspaper articles, and oral background, a compelling photo emerges of the greater than 1,000 volunteers who united so that it will store a tender existence.

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