Nunavut: Rethinking Political Culture (Google eBook)

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UBC Press, Jul 1, 2008 - Political Science - 272 pages
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Political culture in Nunavut has long been characterized bydifferent approaches to political life: traditional Inuit attitudestoward governance, federal aspirations for the political integration ofInuit, and territorial strategies for institutional development. AilsaHenderson links these features to contemporary political attitudes andbehaviour, concluding that a distinctive political culture is emergingin Nunavut. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork and quantitative analysis,this book provides the first systematic, empirical study of politicallife in Nunavut, offering comprehensive analysis of the evolving natureof aboriginal self-government in the Arctic and shedding crucial lighton Inuit–non-Inuit relations.

  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Politics in Nunavut
18
3 Inuit Political Culture
37
4 Political Integration in the Eastern Arctic
56
5 Institutional Design in the Eastern Arctic
85
6 Consensus Politics
112
7 Political Participation in Nunavut
138
8 Ideological Diversity in Nunavut
168
9 Transforming Political Culture in Nunavut
190
10 Cultural Pluralism and Political Culture
213
Appendix
221
Notes
223
References
228
Index
244
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Ailsa Henderson is a senior lecturer in the School ofSocial and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh.

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