Indigenous Peoples and the Institutionalization of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Greenland

  title={Indigenous Peoples and the Institutionalization of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Greenland},
  author={Francis Sowa},
  pages={72 - 88}
  • F. Sowa
  • Published 7 November 2013
  • Environmental Science
According to the neoinstitutional theory of the world polity, peripheral societies switch to the complete institutional apparatus of modern social organization. The system of the United Nations leads to the expansion of legal “global models,” for instance global models of how to perceive nature and indigeneity. As rational actors, peripheral societies follow global models, which appear as given “scripts,” to gain recognition. As a local peripheral society, Greenland develops in a manner… 

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