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Remote Possibilities: The Aboriginal Domain and the Administrative Imagination

Rowse, Tim

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Aboriginal self-determination is a praiseworthy objective of government policy, but do we know how to implement this? Remote possibilities discusses this question by bringing together two traditions of work relevant to political development in northern and central Australia: anthropological studies of Aborigines’ ‘political’ culture and behaviour and recent public policy debates about the enhancement of local government and essential services for Aboriginal people in the north and centre. Dr....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRowse, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-25T06:26:42Z
dc.date.available2012-05-25T06:26:42Z
dc.identifier.citationRowse, Tim (1992) Remote Possibilities: The Aboriginal Domain and the Administrative Imagination, Darwin, ANU North Australia Reasearch Unit (NARU)
dc.identifier.isbn0 7315 1345 2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/9045
dc.description.abstractAboriginal self-determination is a praiseworthy objective of government policy, but do we know how to implement this? Remote possibilities discusses this question by bringing together two traditions of work relevant to political development in northern and central Australia: anthropological studies of Aborigines’ ‘political’ culture and behaviour and recent public policy debates about the enhancement of local government and essential services for Aboriginal people in the north and centre. Dr. Rowse suggests that there persists an ‘Aboriginal domain’ which fits awkwardly into the recently elaborated policies and administrative structures of ‘welfare colonialism’. He warns that those concerned to ‘rationalise’ the administration of remote Aboriginal Australia need to develop their sensitivity to this domain and its effects lest they undermine the cultural basis of self-determination.
dc.format.extent142 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBrinkin, NT : The Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
dc.subjectAborigines, Australian
dc.subjectGovernment Relations
dc.titleRemote Possibilities: The Aboriginal Domain and the Administrative Imagination
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1992
local.type.statusPublished Version
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)

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