Aboriginal-mining company contractual agreements in Australia and Canada: Implications for political autonomy and community development
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The negotiation of contractual agreements between Aboriginal communities and mining companies is now standard practice in Australia and Canada and increasingly common in developing countries. The widespread use of such agreements indicates that they offer significant economic and social opportunities. However, such agreements also raise major issues for Aboriginal relations with other political actors and institutions, including government, environmental groups, and the judicial system. The paper considers these implications and identifies strategies to address them and so maximize the contribution of contractual agreements to community development.
Canadian Journal of Development Studies
Copyright 2011 Canadian Journal of Development Studies. Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 30(1/2), 2011, pp. 69-86. Canadian Journal of Development Studies is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.
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