This paper tracks the recent rise of an ‘ideology vs evidence’ discourse as a
way of describing good and bad Indigenous affairs policy. It suggests that a
more useful way of thinking about Indigenous affairs is the analytic of three
competing principles: equality, choice and guardianship. The paper suggests
that dominant debates in Indigenous affairs balance these principles and
move between them over time. Using a fourfold categorisation of ideological
tendencies, it also suggests that...[Show more]
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