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Indigenous nations and modern states [electronic resource] : the political emergence of nations challenging state power / by Rudolph C. Rÿser.

Author/Creator:
Ryser, Rudolph C.
Publication:
New York ; London : Routledge, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (321 p.)
Series:
Indigenous Peoples and Politics
Indigenous Peoples and Politics
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Subjects:
Indigenous peoples -- Politics and government.
Indigenous peoples -- Government relations.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Indigenous peoples throughout the world tenaciously defend their lands, cultures, and their lives with resilience and determination. They have done so generation after generation. These are peoples who make up bedrock nations throughout the world in whose territories the United Nations says 80 percent of the world's life sustaining biodiversity remains. Once thought of as remnants of a human past that would soon disappear in the fog of history, indigenous peoples-as we now refer to them-have in the last generation emerged as new political actors in global, regional and local debates. As cou
Contents:
INDIGENOUS NATIONS AND MODERN STATES The Political Emergence of Nations Challenging State Power; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Where We Are Standing Decides Our Point of View; Structure of the Volume; 1 Emerging Modern Nations; Issues of Substance: Peoples, Territory and Culture; "Internationalizing" the Standing of Nations; The Current Political Order: Modern System of States; The Breakdown of States; Reordering the Political Landscape; Re-emerging Nations and Collapsing States; Politics by Another Means; Last Thoughts; 2 Fourth World Geopolitics
A General Theory of International RelationsBedrock Nations Persist; Where Nations Step In; Fourth World Diplomacy; Last Thoughts; 3 Four Nations and the U.S.A.; Obstacles to Indian Self-Government; Major Crimes Act of 1885; The Plenary Power of Congress; The Long Path to Restoring Self-Government; Preliminary Discussions of 1987; The Tribal Self-Governance Demonstration Project; The 20-year Self-Government Trial; Last Thoughts; 4 First Nations and Canada; Canada's "White Paper"; Organizing Locally and Internationally; Organizing From the Ground Up; The Constitution Express; Last Thoughts
5 The Laboratory of Internal Political ChangeRealigning Global Relations; Options for Fourth World Nations' Political Status; What do the Political Status Forms Mean?; Independent Nation-State; Integrated Nation; Autonomous Nation; Last Thoughts; 6 The Laboratory of External Political Change; Associated Nation; Independently Federated Nation; Independent Nation-State; Last Thoughts; 7 Fourth World Wars in the Shadows; Methods for Studying Fourth World Wars; What Are the Roots of War Among Fourth World Nations?; Where Are the Fourth World Wars?; Culture, Land and Status
Nations Thrust Into Europe's Concept of a StateLast Thoughts; 8 Dispatches from the Fourth World; Indigenous Nations Must Ratify Genocide Conventions!; Russia's "Recollapse" - Chechenya's Independence: The Lesson of Somalia; English Speaking Quartet Opposes UN Declaration; Now There Is a UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples' Rights; Tribal Self-Government and Taiwan's UN Bid; The Children of Biafra Proclaim Independence - Again; Walloons and Flemish May Go On Their Own; Mestizo v. Indígena; New International Security Structures for Nations and for States; Hard Choices and Climate Change
The Choice: Fuel v. Food?Food Riots, Climate Change, It's the Economy, Stupid; Climate Refugees Shock Demands New Action; Last Thoughts; 9 The Global Movement of Nations; From "Local" to "Global"; Colonized to Recolonization - Nations and States on the Same Soil; The International Realm; The UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples' Rights Debate and the ILO; The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; International Obligation Denied; Right of Self-Determination in the United States; International Right to Self-Determination; Organizing the International Indigenous Peoples' Agenda
Last Thoughts
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-288) and index.
ISBN:
1-283-60521-X
9786613917669
1-136-49447-2
0-203-13988-7
OCLC:
811505830