Flogging a dead horse? Neo Marxism and Indigenous mining negotiations

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Title Flogging a dead horse? Neo Marxism and Indigenous mining negotiations
Author Howlett, Catherine
Journal Name Australian Journal of Political Science
Editor Ian McAllister
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Historically, Indigenous Australians have been marginalised, both economically and politically, in mineral development processes in Australia. The Australian state structures the interaction between Indigenous people and mining companies through general legislation and policies, and is therefore a key determinant of the mineral negotiating environment. This paper examines the state’s role in the negotiations for the Century Mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and argues that recent neo-Marxist theories offer the most cogent theoretical explanation of the state’s behaviour. It contends that, despite a noted tendency to consign Marxist theorising to the history books, analysis of the behaviour of the state in the Century negotiations provides critical evidence of the continued relevance of neo-Marxist theories of the state.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2010.499184
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Australian Journal of Political Science, Volume 45, Issue 3, 2010, Pages 457 - 474 . Australian Journal of Political Science is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 45
Issue Number 3
Page from 457
Page to 474
ISSN 1036-1146
Date Accessioned 2010-09-14
Date Available 2012-05-01T23:06:03Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Political Theory and Political Philosophy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37520
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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