Neoliberalism, Mineral Development and Indigenous People: A Framework for Analysis of Convergences and Divergences in Canada and Australia

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Title Neoliberalism, Mineral Development and Indigenous People: A Framework for Analysis of Convergences and Divergences in Canada and Australia
Author Howlett, Catherine; MacCallum, Diana; Osborne, Natalie Jayne
Publication Title Canadian Political Science Association 2010 Conference Abstracts
Year Published 2010
Abstract There have been suggestions in recent Canadian literature that neoliberalism and globalisation present positive opportunities for Indigenous communities engaging in resource development projects on their traditional lands. This literature emphasises the need for the state to provide unimpeded access to resources in a globalised world, and how this dynamic has facilitated rapid change in the relationship between Indigenous communities and the state. This paper will present evidence from emerging research on the changing role of the state in such an Indigenous community in Northern Australia – Weipa Nth Queensland. Initial findings indicate that the state's role has indeed diminished in this community in relation to Indigenous development and service provision, yet it appears to have devolved these responsibilities to the mining company. Thus state responsibility to Indigenous people has been given to the private sector. This paper examines the implications of this voluntary devolution of responsibility for Indigenous development and questions whether this represents a positive opportunity for Indigenous people in the region.
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Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/pdfs/2010_Abstracts.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2010. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.
Conference name Canadian Political Science Association Conference 2010
Location Montreal Canada
Date From 2010-06-01
Date To 2010-06-03
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37479
Date Accessioned 2010-07-04
Date Available 2011-06-17T04:53:42Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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