Procedural Fairness in a Multicultural State

Alexander (Mac) Campbell (2010). Procedural Fairness in a Multicultural State , School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Alexander (Mac) Campbell
Thesis Title Procedural Fairness in a Multicultural State
School, Centre or Institute School of History, Philosophy, Religion & Classics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2010-02
Supervisor William Grey
Total pages 199
Total colour pages 1
Total black and white pages 198
Subjects 21 History and Archaeology
Abstract/Summary The purpose of this project is to identify and recommend certain necessary conditions that will enable a fair method of mediation of indigenous claims to land in a multicultural state. I assert that procedural fairness in a multicultural state consists in the effective production and maintenance of entitlements, without which all talk of fairness dissolves into nonsense. I call the method I identify pragmatic respect. In order to describe the method, I provide explanations of why institutional entitlements exist and why they may further change. I have provided histories to illustrate past uses of the method identified and described, for the protection of difference for reasons of pragmatism. In order to offer context I place the method of pragmatic respect within a descriptive spectrum from exclusive to inclusive state procedures. Finally, before summarising the necessary conditions of the method of pragmatic respect, I offer explanations as to why Liberalism and Libertarianism, for example as provided in philosophical work by John Rawls and Robert Nozick, are inadequate to the task of effectively enabling land access and control entitlements to be mediated, in a state committed to multiculturalism.
Keyword difference
indigenous
land
liberalism
libertarianism
mediation
multiculturalism
Nozick
Rawls
Additional Notes The 106th page of the document, being page number 95 of the thesis is to be printed in colour.

 
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