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Indigenous peoples’ self-determination - Market-inclusion or not? The case of indigenous designs in the international fashion industry

Lewis-Clemmensen, Vilma Elise LU (2019) STVK12 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In recent years the focus on indigenous peoples’ self-determination has been increasing. However, the debate on how to achieve this is rather divided. This study examines whether Slowey’s (2008) theoretical assumption, that market-inclusion leads to increased self-determination, holds in a different context. In the study, the theory is applied to indigenous peoples’ market-inclusion through intellectual property right protection, in the global fashion industry. The study aims to examine How market-inclusion affects indigenous peoples’ self-determination and is designed as a combined comparative case study, encompassing the Most Similar System Design and Most Different System Design. The method is used to analyse three cases of indigenous... (More)
In recent years the focus on indigenous peoples’ self-determination has been increasing. However, the debate on how to achieve this is rather divided. This study examines whether Slowey’s (2008) theoretical assumption, that market-inclusion leads to increased self-determination, holds in a different context. In the study, the theory is applied to indigenous peoples’ market-inclusion through intellectual property right protection, in the global fashion industry. The study aims to examine How market-inclusion affects indigenous peoples’ self-determination and is designed as a combined comparative case study, encompassing the Most Similar System Design and Most Different System Design. The method is used to analyse three cases of indigenous market-inclusion into the global fashion industry to establish whether the theoretical assumption holds. The findings suggest that market-inclusion influences indigenous self-determination. However, the type of market-inclusion appears to determine whether the indigenous community experienced a short-term or long-term increase in self-determination. Additionally, having a strong strategy for how to decrease dependency on the state, is found to contribute to ensuring a long-term increase in self-determination. (Less)
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Lewis-Clemmensen, Vilma Elise LU
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organization
course
STVK12 20191
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Indigenous Peoples, Self-determination, Market-inclusion, Neo-liberalism, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Rights, Comparative case study, Most Similar System Design, Most Different System Design
language
English
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8978167
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2019-09-06 09:10:59
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  abstract     = {In recent years the focus on indigenous peoples’ self-determination has been increasing. However, the debate on how to achieve this is rather divided. This study examines whether Slowey’s (2008) theoretical assumption, that market-inclusion leads to increased self-determination, holds in a different context. In the study, the theory is applied to indigenous peoples’ market-inclusion through intellectual property right protection, in the global fashion industry. The study aims to examine How market-inclusion affects indigenous peoples’ self-determination and is designed as a combined comparative case study, encompassing the Most Similar System Design and Most Different System Design. The method is used to analyse three cases of indigenous market-inclusion into the global fashion industry to establish whether the theoretical assumption holds. The findings suggest that market-inclusion influences indigenous self-determination. However, the type of market-inclusion appears to determine whether the indigenous community experienced a short-term or long-term increase in self-determination. Additionally, having a strong strategy for how to decrease dependency on the state, is found to contribute to ensuring a long-term increase in self-determination.},
  author       = {Lewis-Clemmensen, Vilma Elise},
  keyword      = {Indigenous Peoples,Self-determination,Market-inclusion,Neo-liberalism,Intellectual Property,Intellectual Property Rights,Comparative case study,Most Similar System Design,Most Different System Design},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Indigenous peoples’ self-determination - Market-inclusion or not? The case of indigenous designs in the international fashion industry},
  year         = {2019},
}