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Rights and Resurgence in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Case Study of The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Self-Determination

Hampton, Sierra LU (2018) MIDM19 20181
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (The Declaration) has gained increasing attention as a tool for promoting indigenous rights. This study contributes to the discussion about its effectiveness by analysing the Declaration’s role in advancing indigenous peoples’ self-determination. A qualitative case study is conducted with Māori activists in New Zealand, using a rights-based and indigenous-based approach to form the analytical framework. Principle findings indicate that the power imbalance in New Zealand and weak responsiveness by government to Māori rights undermine their self-determination. The Declaration can help bridge this imbalance by providing norms and standards to hold government accountable. It is... (More)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (The Declaration) has gained increasing attention as a tool for promoting indigenous rights. This study contributes to the discussion about its effectiveness by analysing the Declaration’s role in advancing indigenous peoples’ self-determination. A qualitative case study is conducted with Māori activists in New Zealand, using a rights-based and indigenous-based approach to form the analytical framework. Principle findings indicate that the power imbalance in New Zealand and weak responsiveness by government to Māori rights undermine their self-determination. The Declaration can help bridge this imbalance by providing norms and standards to hold government accountable. It is also found that no single approach or advocacy method is used alone, and Māori deftly combine the Declaration with indigenous methods of activism to enhance their self-determination. (Less)
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author
Hampton, Sierra LU
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MIDM19 20181
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Indigenous, Maori, Aotearoa, New Zealand, Rights, Self-determination, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, UNDRIP
language
English
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8952464
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2018-09-03 11:25:30
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@misc{8952464,
  abstract     = {The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (The Declaration) has gained increasing attention as a tool for promoting indigenous rights. This study contributes to the discussion about its effectiveness by analysing the Declaration’s role in advancing indigenous peoples’ self-determination. A qualitative case study is conducted with Māori activists in New Zealand, using a rights-based and indigenous-based approach to form the analytical framework. Principle findings indicate that the power imbalance in New Zealand and weak responsiveness by government to Māori rights undermine their self-determination. The Declaration can help bridge this imbalance by providing norms and standards to hold government accountable. It is also found that no single approach or advocacy method is used alone, and Māori deftly combine the Declaration with indigenous methods of activism to enhance their self-determination.},
  author       = {Hampton, Sierra},
  keyword      = {Indigenous,Maori,Aotearoa,New Zealand,Rights,Self-determination,United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,UNDRIP},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rights and Resurgence in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Case Study of The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Self-Determination},
  year         = {2018},
}