The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand's Law and Constitution

The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand's Law and Constitution

by Matthew S. R. Palmer
     
 

Delving into an important constitutional issue, this thorough examination details the up-to-date legal arguments involved in the indigenous-rights debate around the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi. Uniquely combining conceptual academic theory with grounded and realistic suggestions for improving the ways the New Zealand government deals with the Maori, this comprehensive

Overview

Delving into an important constitutional issue, this thorough examination details the up-to-date legal arguments involved in the indigenous-rights debate around the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi. Uniquely combining conceptual academic theory with grounded and realistic suggestions for improving the ways the New Zealand government deals with the Maori, this comprehensive account outlines the significance behind an unresolved controversy that affects New Zealand’s identity and culture, as well as their constitution, law, and economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864735799
Publisher:
Victoria University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew S. R. Palmer is the recipient of the New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship at the Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Cambridge, and Yale Law School. He is the coauthor of Bridled Power.

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