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Joint management does not "just happen": the management of Laponia, Tongariro, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta World Heritage sites 
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2008 (English)In: Människor i Norr: Samisk forskning på nya vägar / [ed] Peter Sköld, Umeå: Centrum för samisk forskning , 2008, 117-139 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The nomination and appointment of World Heritage sites ential a willingness from UNESCO and its member states to recognise the value of cultural and biological diversity on Earth by protecting representative or threatened cultural landscapes on behalf of all mankind and for all times. After recommendation from UNESCO, it has become increasingly popular among member states to nominate sites including living indigenous cultures, in order to provide these sites with international protection, and in order to benefit from the World Heritage status. However, the ways in which these kind of sites are protected differ greatly between states and particular sites. Whereas one indigenous people may own the land of the World Heritage site and have considerable influence on how the site is managed, another indigenous people may remain politically marginal and only play a symbolical role as carriers of indigenous culture. This paper intends to compare the situation for the indigenous people in four structurally similar World Heritage sites: Laponia in Sweden, Tongariro in New Zealand and Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Kakadu in Australia.

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Umeå: Centrum för samisk forskning , 2008. 117-139 p.
, Miscellaneous publications, ISSN 1651-5455 ; 11
Keyword [en]
joint management, indigenous knowledge, World Heritage, Laponia, Tongariro, Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta
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Social Anthropology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58856ISBN: 13:978-91-977304-0-2OAI: diva2:346076
Vaartoe - Samisk forskning inför framtiden, Umeå universitet 2006
Available from: 2010-08-30 Created: 2010-08-30 Last updated: 2010-09-13

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