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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

ISBN13: 9780199574827
Published: August 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £73.00

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Countries in the Pacific face unique challenges of survival and progress in establishing themselves and participating fully in international society. Their geographic isolation from the rest of global society is compounded by complex layers of often competing national and indigenous identities among their populations built through wave upon wave of migration. This has created rich diversity, competing regimes and real challenges in terms of state-building, ethnic identity, social policy cohesion and development in post-colonial settings.

The issues studied here would be of interest to scholars from a range of different disciplines such as Law, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. By examining the theory and practice of minority rights law in states such as Fiji and Papua New Guinea, alongside their more familiar neighbours Australia and New Zealand, this book makes a unique contribution in a region often ignored in the literature.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Other Jurisdictions
1. An Overview of Indigenous Peoples and Minority Rights in the Pacific
2. Australia
3. New Zealand
4. Fiji
5. Papua New Guinea