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The governmentality of Australia and New Zealand and the effects on UNDRIP: A critical analysis of the conceptual logics that lodge within problem representation of Indigenous policy
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis was to describe what the specific style of governmentality of Indigenous people through policy in Australia respectively New Zealand are by critically analyze the conceptual logics rooted in the process of governing Indigenous people through education and labor policy with the use of a post-structuralist and postcolonial theoretical grounding, and to describe what effects the specific style of governmentality has on the requirements of UNDRIP. Especially, to see if the governmentality of Indigenous people in Australia respectively New Zealand entails colonial logics and, if so, if there is any patterns of what the effects of that are on the requirements of UNDRIP.

The research was conducted with a comparative qualitative small N-study design. The data selection was conducted with a purposively approach also involving sampling with the generic purposively sampling approach. The method used in this research for analyzing the data is discourse analysis were the selected methodological instrument is the WPR approach.

The findings reveal that Australia respectively New Zealand have similar style of governmentality of Indigenous people with similar contradictory effects on the requirements of UNDRIP. Specifically, both Australia and New Zealand have a colonial governmentality, thus, colonial logic lodging within the governmentality of Indigenous people through policy with sever implications for the Indigenous people, as the analysis reveal that the effects of the specific style of colonial governmentality of Indigenous people through policy generates contradictions on the requirements of UNDRIP.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 151
Keywords [en]
WPR approach, policy, colonial discourse, UNDRIP, problem representation
Keywords [sv]
WPR-metod, policy, kolonialdiskurs, UNDRIP, problemrepresentation
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14902Local ID: EXS802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14902DiVA, id: diva2:1387436
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Political science
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