Policy Brief No. 29: Rethinking Self-government: Developing a More Balanced, Evolutionary Approach

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Author: John Graham

This brief looks at the current approach to self government, and the difficulties it poses for Aboriginal communities. Exploring international experiences and good governance principles, the paper puts forward alternative approaches to achieving self-government - approaches which are less government-centric and more evolutionary.

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