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By Peter Hain

Such a lot people wish to imagine we'd withstand struggle opposed to evil, and but nearly all of white South Africans both stood by way of and acknowledged not anything or actively participated within the oppression and carnage in the course of apartheid. Ad & Wal is the tale of 2 modest those who turned infamous, survivors who did what they notion used to be correct, mom and dad who rebelled opposed to the apartheid regime figuring out they have been placing themselves and their kin in grave hazard. Ad & Wal is the tale of a standard couple who did notable issues regardless of the percentages. How did they arrive to their selection? What precisely did they do? What will we research from them?

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Actors adapt to a new equilibrium, and once again, adapt to the prevailing incentives. Those hoping for more change must await another exogenous shock. In the field of land claims politics, the closest thing to a punctuated equilibrium model of institutional change is what I call the judicial shock assumption. According to this assumption, governments instituted negotiation policies after high courts recognized the validity of indigenous land rights. Judicial change, in the form of high court decisions, is a key independent variable in explaining the emergence of land rights negotiation policies because the judicial shock spurred governments to accept a negotiation equilibrium.

The value of a cross-national comparison, however, is to evaluate whether largely stable institutional structures and given historical legacies can significantly shape the dance between social forces and key decision-makers. Comparative institutional scholars have often come to the conclusion that stable institutional configurations can account for policy divergence across countries. We should therefore look to institutions as important mediating variables. Structural opportunities theorists in the social movement literature present the argument that political opportunity structures, such as institutional design, account for cross-national differences in policy outcomes.

Indd 42 1/5/2006 8:39:05 AM Indigenous Land Rights and Cabinet Decision-Making in Canada 43 already mobilizing to push forth the creation of a modern welfare state. The economic conditions of Indian reserve populations and the extension of pension benefits to Indian war veterans were enough to ensure the interest of new welfare state reformers to the dossier of Indian policy. The 1930s and early 1940s saw the emergence and consolidation of regional-level Indian associations to address the impact of life on Indian reserves and the overarching issue of aboriginal rights.

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