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American Indians and the Trouble with Sovereignty

American Indians and the Trouble with Sovereignty
A Turn Toward Structural Self-Determination

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  • Date Published: October 2017
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  • isbn: 9781108246712

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  • With tribes and individual Indians increasingly participating in American electoral politics, this study examines the ways in which tribes work together with state and local governments to overcome significant governance challenges. Much scholarship on tribal governance continues to rely on a concept of tribal sovereignty that does not allow for or help structure this type of governance activity. The resulting tension which emerges in both theory and practice from American Indian intergovernmental affairs is illuminated here and the limits of existing theory are confronted. Kessler-Mata presents an argument for tribal sovereignty to be normatively understood and pragmatically pursued through efforts aimed at interdependence, not autonomy. By turning toward theories of federalism and freedom in the republican tradition, the author provides an alternative framework for thinking about the goals and aspirations of tribal self-determination.

    • Addresses tribal governments as proper subjects for examination within political science to allow readers to gain greater familiarity with the challenges facing these governments in exercising rights
    • Approaches questions from a theoretical rather than a legal framework so readers can learn about normative conceptual constraints impacting tribes as governments
    • Opens a conversation about the prospects of federalism and republicanism for tribal governments, placing existing practices and concepts under the lens of political theory
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    • Date Published: October 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108246712
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. The conceptual limits of tribal sovereignty
    2. Building the constitutive theory of tribal sovereignty
    3. A basis for equal footing? The politics of tribal-state relations
    4. Disabling arbitrary interference
    5. Political participation: a hallmark of participation
    6. The constitutive theory as a theory of freedom.

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    Kouslaa T. Kessler-Mata, University of San Francisco

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