Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

by Joshua Castellino, David Keane
     
 

Countries in the Pacific face unique challenges of survival and progress in establishing themselves and participating fully in international society. Their geographic isolation from the rest of global society is compounded by complex layers of often competing national and indigenous identities among their populations built through wave upon wave of migration. This

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Overview

Countries in the Pacific face unique challenges of survival and progress in establishing themselves and participating fully in international society. Their geographic isolation from the rest of global society is compounded by complex layers of often competing national and indigenous identities among their populations built through wave upon wave of migration. This has created rich diversity, competing regimes and real challenges in terms of state-building, ethnic identity, social policy cohesion and development in post-colonial settings. The issues studied here would be of interest to scholars from a range of different disciplines such as Law, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. By examining the theory and practice of minority rights law in states such as Fiji and Papua New Guinea, alongside their more familiar neighbors Australia and New Zealand, this book makes a unique contribution in a region often ignored in the literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199574827
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2009
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Joshua Castellino is Professor of Law & Head of Law Department at Middlesex University London, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Irish Center for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland.
David Keane is a lecturer in law at Middlesex University.

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