On Indigenous identity and a language of rights

Gomez, E.T. and Sawyer, S. (2012) On Indigenous identity and a language of rights. In: The Politics of Resource Extraction: Indigenous Peoples, Multinational Corporations and the State. Palgrave-Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-0-230-34772-4

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Abstract

International institutions, including the United Nations and World Bank, and numerous multinational companies (MNCs) have voiced concern over the adverse impact of resource extraction activities on the livelihood of indigenous communities. Yet the scale and scope of problems confronting indigenous peoples caused by mineral extraction projects endorsed by governments, international agencies and MNCs is monumental. This raises a paradox: Despite the burgeoning number of international charters and national laws asserting the rights of indigenous peoples, they find themselves subjected to discrimination, dispossession and racism. The authors explore this paradox by examining mega resource extraction projects in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, Chad and Cameroon, India, Nigeria, Peru and the Philippines.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Publication and ordering details Pub. Date: 14 Feb 2012 Pub. Place: United Kingdom ISBN: 978-0-230-34772-4 Type: Hardback
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indigenous people; Language of rights
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Nur Azzura Azzahra Jaafar
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2014 03:24
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 03:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10215

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