Journal article

New collaborations in old institutional spaces: setting a new research agenda to transform Indigenous-settler relations

Sana Nakata, Sarah Maddison

Australian Journal of Political Science | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2019


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people navigate the social and political order of the Australian settler state in ways that seek to increase their personal freedoms and political autonomy. For some groups this means seeking a firmer place within the social, political and economic life of Australia, and for others it means navigating away, towards a more distant relationship based in the resurgence of Indigenous nationhood. This navigation is composed of multifaceted and multidirectional relations between Indigenous Australians, settler Australians, and the settler state. As a discipline, political science must move beyond the study of settler institutions and begin to engage more compr..

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