Justice and Identity

Justice and Identity

Antipodean Practices

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The way that Antipodean countries tackle issues of sovereignty, governance and democracy are challenged in a series of thought-provoking essays by lawyers, Māori leaders, sociologists and political commentators. Questioning traditional notions of justice, the authors debate the role of the Treaty of Waitangi, discuss Tainui’s attempt to reclaim confiscated land, and consider the implications of Australia’s Mabo indigenous rights debate. The essays offer a challenging and incisive perspective on post-colonial issues where justice and identity intersect.


Robert Mahuta
E.T. Durie
Denese Henare
Brenda Tahi
Kaye Turner
Paul Spoonley
Andrew Sharp
Iris Young
Paul Patton
Radhika Mohanram

Table of contents

Introduction – Margaret Wilson and Anna Yeatman
1. Constitutional Recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi: Myth or Reality? – Margaret Wilson
2. Tainui, Kingitanga and Raupatu – Robert Mahuta
3. Justice, Biculturalism and the Politic of Law – ET Durie
4. The Ka Awatea Report: Reflections on its process and vision – Denese Henare
5. Biculturalism: The Model of Te Ohu Whakatupu – Brenda Tahi
6. The April Report of the Royal Commission on Social Policy: Treaty Partnership as a Framework for a Politics of Difference? – Kaye Turner
7. Constructing Ourselves: The Post-colonial Politics of Pākehā – Paul Spoonley
8. Why be Bicultural? – Andrew Sharp
9. Communication and the other: Beyond Deliberative Democracy – Iris Young
10. Post-structuralism and the Mabo Debate: Difference, Society and Justice – Paul Patton
11. The Post-Colonial Critic: Third-World (Con)Texts/First-World Contexts – Radhika Mohanram
12. Justice and Sovereign Self – Anna Yeatman

Glossary of Māori Terms
Text of te Tiriti o Waitangi/ Treaty of Waitangi

Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2018
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9780908912605
ISTC: A0220120000211CF