Opinion-Policy Nexus

Check out this new article by LISPOP associate Christopher Alcantara and Michael Morden:



Indigenous communities have enjoyed varied success in challenging the authority and colonial nature of countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. To make sense of these developments, some scholars have turned to multilevel governance (MLG), a concept developed to analyse the dispersion and fragmentation of authority within and beyond states. In this paper, we contribute to the burgeoning literature on Indigenous MLG by incorporating notions of power into the concept, something that has not yet been done despite a robust literature on power relations in the context of the European Union. We illustrate the importance of this conceptual clarification by examining the role of power relations in Indigenous MLG arrangements on a theoretical level and as they pertain empirically to impact and benefit agreements in Canada.

KEYWORDS: Multilevel governance, federalism, indigenous politics, power, impact and benefit agreements, Canada


Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 12:45