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New Treaty, New Tradition

Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law

by Carwyn Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: australia & new zealand, colonialism & post-colonialism, indigenous studies

Legal traditions respond to social and economic environments. Maori author and legal scholar Carwyn Jones provides a timely examination of how the resolution of land claims in New Zealand has affected Maori law and the challenges faced by Indigenous peoples as they attempt to exercise self-determination in a postcolonial world. Combining thoughtful …

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Australia, Canada, and Iraq

Perspectives on an Invasion

edited by Ramesh Thakur & Jack Cunningham
edition: Paperback
tagged: iraq war (2003-), canada, australia & new zealand

A collection of essays on the war in Iraq; including pieces by Jean Chrétien and John Howard, the prime ministers during the war.

When it was declared in 2003, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. While a few of America's partners, like Australia, joined in the war, many, including Canada, refused to take part. However the war …

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So Far and Yet so Close

Frontier Cattle Ranching in Western Prairie Canada and the Northern Territory of Australia

by Warren Elofson
edition: eBook
tagged: australia & new zealand, agribusiness

There are many points on which the western Canadian and northern Australian cattle frontiers evoke comparisons. Most obviously, they came to life at about the same time: the late 1870s-early 1880s. In both cases corporations were heavy investors and utilized an open range system in which tens of thousands of cattle roamed over thousands of square a …

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Australia and Canada in Afghanistan

Perspectives on a Mission

edited by Jack Cunningham & William Maley
edition: Paperback
tagged: afghan war (2001-), canada, australia & new zealand

Afghanistan is a long way from both Canada and Australia, but from 2001, fate conspired to bring the three countries together. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Australia and Canada joined the U.S. and other Western allies in attacking al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan.

Operation Enduring Freedom began on October 4, 2001, but this was only t …

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Webs of Empire

Locating New Zealand's Colonial Past

by Tony Ballantyne
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: indigenous studies, australia & new zealand, colonialism & post-colonialism

Breaking open colonization to reveal tangled cultural and economic networks, Webs of Empire offers new paths into colonial history. Linking Gore and Chicago, Maori and Asia, India and newspapers, whalers and writing, Ballantyne presents empire building as a spreading web of connected places, people, ideas, and trade. These links question narrow, na …

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Republicanism and Responsible Government

The Shaping of Democracy in Australia and Canada

by Benjamin T. Jones
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: australia & new zealand

Despite remarkable similarities, little attempt has been made to compare the political development of colonial-era Australia and Canada. Both nations were born as British colonies and used violent and non-violent means to agitate for democratic freedoms. Republicanism and Responsible Government explores how these sister colonies transformed the ver …

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