Treaty of Waitangi Settlements

Bridget Williams Books
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The settlement of iwi claims under the Treaty of Waitangi has drawn international attention, as other nations seek ways to build new relationships between indigenous peoples and the state.

Here leading scholars consider the impact of Treaty settlements on the management and ownership of key resources (lands, forests and fisheries); they look at the economic and social consequences for Māori, and the impact of the settlement process on Crown–Māori relationships. And they ask ‘how successful has the settlement process been?'
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About the author

A graduate of Canterbury and Victoria universities, Janine Hayward is Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Otago. Previously she worked as a report writer and researcher at the Waitangi Tribunal. Janine has researched and published in the field of Treaty politics for many years.

Nicola Wheen is a graduate of the University of Otago, where she is now a senior lecturer teaching public law, environmental law and international environmental law.

Nicola's publications include chapters in Environmental Histories of New Zealand (2002) and The Law of Research (2003). With Janine Hayward, she edited The Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty of Waitangi Settlements. Nicola's other recent research interests focus on wildlife conservation.
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Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Dec 21, 2015
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781927131558
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Australia & New Zealand
History / Modern / 19th Century
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