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Published by Carolina Academic Press in Durham, NC .
Written in English


  • Indigenous peoples -- Legal status, laws, etc.,
  • Environmental law.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-439).

Statement[edited by] Lawrence Watters.
ContributionsWatters, Lawrence.
LC ClassificationsK3247 .I528 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 430 p.
Number of Pages430
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3699477M
ISBN 100890891478
LC Control Number2003116409

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Indigenous peoples, also known in some regions as First peoples, First Nations, Aboriginal peoples or Native peoples, or autochthonous peoples, are ethnic groups who are the original or earliest known inhabitants of an area, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently. Groups are usually described as indigenous when they maintain traditions or other. This handbook is a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of indigenous peoples' rights. Chapters by experts in the field examine legal, philosophical, sociological and political issues, addressing a wide range of themes at the centre of debates on the rights of indigenous peoples. The book addresses not only the major questions, such as 'Who are indigenous peoples? Indigenous peoples occupy a unique niche within the climate justice movement, as many indigenous communities live subsistence lifestyles that are severely disrupted by the effects of climate change. Additionally, in many parts of the world, domestic law is applied differently to indigenous peoples than it is to their non-indigenous peers.   Next in our series on "The Tragedy of the Commons at 50" (the last post is here) is Michel Morin's "Indigenous Peoples, Political Economists and the Tragedy of the Commons".The abstract: In “The Tragedy of the Commons,” Garrett Hardin implicitly moved from bounded commons — a pasture or a tribe’s territory — to the case of boundless commons — the ocean, the atmosphere and planet : David Schorr.