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Indigeneity: A Politics of Potential: Australia, Fiji and New Zealand

Dominic O'Sullivan


Indigeneity is a politics of potential. It allows indigenous peoples to think and pursue political aspirations beyond colonial victimhood. The politics of indigeneity is a theory of human agency. It is closely intertwined with discourses of reconciliation, self-determination and sovereignty. This book explores these discourses’ significance for contemporary indigenous politics. It uses them to examine just terms of indigenous citizenship in three contemporary post-settler states. The book argues for differentiated liberal citizenship as a way of allowing indigenous peoples to share in the publ ... More

Keywords: Indigeneity, indigenous politics, Maori politics, Fiji and politics, indigenous self-determination, the rights of indigenous peoples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447339427
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447339427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic O'Sullivan, author
Charles Sturt University