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Noel Pearson's Role in the Northern Territory Intervention: Radical Centrist or Polarising Partisan?

Curchin, Katherine


Noel Pearson is one of Australia’s most prominent and influential Aboriginal intellectuals. This article examines a major idea in his writing: the “quest for a radical centre”. Through the concept of the radical centre, Pearson articulates both his desire to transcend existing policy paradigms and an ethics of partisanship which emphasizes the importance of listening to and negotiating with one’s political adversaries. Pearson’s development of this concept is explored in light of the role...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12120


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