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The Northern Territory Emergency Response: Liberal Forms of Governing Indegenous People

McCallum, David (2010) The Northern Territory Emergency Response: Liberal Forms of Governing Indegenous People. In: TASA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Social Causes, Private Lives. Velayutham, Selvaraj, Ebert, Norbert and Watkins, Sheila, eds. The Australian Sociological Association, Hawthorn, Vic..

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This article considers three different historical events from the point of view of their connections to aspects of the history of liberal political reason: the actions of the British in New South Wales in the late 18th century in its claim to sovereignty over Indigenous lands; the establishment of Aboriginal missions and subsequent removal of Aboriginal children in the 19th century; and the Northern Territory Emergency Response and suspension of the Australian Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act (1975) at the beginning of the 21st century. The aim is to review the basis for examining accounts of Indigenous governance deploying „authoritarian liberalism‟ and „race war‟ as central concepts, and call into question the Northern Territory campaign as an „exceptional‟ event.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780646546285
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21254, Australian aborigines, Federal, liberalism in government, authoritarianism, sovereignty, race war, criminalisation, 2007, Northern Territory, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
SEO Classification > 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 07:19
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2013 07:19
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