Dedicated Parliamentary Seats for Indigenous Peoples: Political Representation as an Element of Indigenous Self-Determination
(2003) E Law – Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, Volume 10, No 4
37 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2016 Last revised: 15 Mar 2017
Date Written: 2003
This paper focuses on the relevance of self-determination for indigenous political representation to the debate over indigenous participation in political processes. It presents the argument that decisions regarding indigenous representation in these processes should be better informed by consideration of the methods of best achieving indigenous self-determination. This paper examines indigenous political representation and it’s response in New Zealand and internationally to evaluate the effectiveness of dedicated parliamentary seats for Indigenous peoples as a means of self-determination.
Keywords: Indigenous political rights, self-determination, New Zealand
JEL Classification: K00, K30, K39
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