The Politics of Ethnicity in Settler Societies

States of Unease

  • David┬áPearson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David Pearson
    Pages 1-24
  3. David Pearson
    Pages 25-50
  4. David Pearson
    Pages 51-76
  5. David Pearson
    Pages 77-101
  6. David Pearson
    Pages 102-128
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    Pages 129-153
  8. David Pearson
    Pages 154-179
  9. David Pearson
    Pages 180-204
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 205-228

About this book


Why have settler societies moved from a traditional position of ethnic insularity to being at the forefront of multicultural change? This question is addressed through comparative study of Australia, Canada and New Zealand, set against the USA and UK experience. The Politics of Ethnicity in Settler Societies explores the linked processes of aboriginal dispossession, settler state formation and international migration, and argues these historical foundations are still closely related to recent trends in ethnic politics. Contemporary topics surveyed include, multiculturalism, national identity, sovereignty, globalization, and citizenship.


globalization identity migration Nation nationalism politics

Authors and affiliations

  • David┬áPearson
    • 1
  1. 1.Victoria UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand

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