Beyond Communal and Individual Ownership: Indigenous Land Reform in Australia (Routledge Complex Real Property Rights) (Hardcover)

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Beyond Communal and Individual Ownership: Indigenous Land Reform in Australia (Routledge Complex Real Property Rights) (Hardcover)

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Over the last decade, Australian governments have introduced a series of land reforms in communities on Indigenous land. This book is the first in-depth study of these significant and far reaching reforms. It explains how the reforms came about, what they do and their consequences for Indigenous landowners and community residents. It also revisits the rationale for their introduction and discusses the significant gap between public debate about the reforms and their actual impact.

Drawing on international research, the book describes how it is necessary to move beyond the concepts of communal and individual ownership in order to understand the true significance of the reforms. The book's fresh perspective on land reform and careful assessment of key land reform theories will be of interest to scholars of indigenous land rights, land law, indigenous studies and aboriginal culture not only in Australia but also in any other country with an interest in indigenous land rights.

Leon Terrill is a Research Director at the Indigenous Law Centre and a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has previously worked as a senior lawyer with the Central Land Council, coordinator of the University of the South Pacific Community Legal Centre and as a lawyer with Victoria Legal Aid.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138853911
ISBN-10: 1138853917
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: October 15th, 2015
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Routledge Complex Real Property Rights


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