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dc.contributor.authorHowlett, C
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:25:28Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:25:28Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2012-05-01T23:04:49Z
dc.identifier.issn0707-8552
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33276
dc.description.abstractThere is a tendency in recent literature to emphasise the transformative power of Indigenous agency, particularly in relation to resource development projects on Indigenous lands. This paper, utilising a case study of mineral development in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, argues that while Indigenous agency proved a critical factor in determining the outcomes for Indigenous people, given the findings from this case study, it is perilous to overstate the transformative capacity of Indigenous agency in the face of the fundamental structural realities of mineral development in a capitalist economy, particularly the structural power of the state. The analysis of the structural power of the state in this paper also focuses upon the discursive forces that can undermine Indigenous agency, and therefore reinforce the structural power of the state. The paper calls for caution in overstating the transformative power of Indigenous agency in light of these findings.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAssociation d'Economie Politique
dc.publisher.placeCanada
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19187033.2010.11675035
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom99
dc.relation.ispartofpageto123
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalStudies in Political Economy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume85
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomic theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical theory and political philosophy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3803
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440811
dc.titleIndigenous Agency and Mineral Development: A Cautionary Note
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
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gro.date.issued2010
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gro.griffith.authorHowlett, Cathy


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