Practices of pluralism: a comparative analysis of trans-systemic relationships in Europe and on Turtle Island

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dc.contributor.author Cherry, Keith
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-08T22:41:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-08T22:41:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-04-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11677
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is an exploration of the ways in which contemporary practices of pluralism are challenging, and being shaped by, concepts of state sovereignty. I explore two very different contexts; the relationship between First Nations and Settlers on that part of Turtle Island sometimes called Canada, and the relationship between the European Union and its Member-States. In both contexts, I explore how political, legal, and economic practices are generating forms of social order that depart to varying degrees from the total, exclusive authority associated with sovereignty. In particular, I show that actors in both settings have actually developed two remarkably similar practices – interpenetrating institutions or co-decision mechanisms, and conditional authority claims. Together, these practices enable actors to contest and coordinate their respective authority claims in ways that do not rely on an overarching sovereign or even a shared understanding of their relationship. Instead, practices of interpenetration and conditional authority make all parties responsive to multiple standards of conduct, allowing diverse actors to seek justice over time in conditions of persistent difference and conflict. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Pluralism en_US
dc.subject European Integration en_US
dc.subject Agonism en_US
dc.subject Colonization en_US
dc.subject Canadian Pluralism en_US
dc.subject European Pluralism en_US
dc.subject Comparative Law en_US
dc.subject Comparative Politics en_US
dc.subject Transnational Law en_US
dc.subject Comparative Transnational Law en_US
dc.subject Sovereignty en_US
dc.subject Mutual Need en_US
dc.subject Mutual Aid en_US
dc.subject Contestation en_US
dc.subject Indigenous-Settler Relations en_US
dc.title Practices of pluralism: a comparative analysis of trans-systemic relationships in Europe and on Turtle Island en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Webber, Jeremy H. A.
dc.degree.department Faculty of Law en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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