Title

Review of What Can Tribes Do? Strategies and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development

Keywords

book review, tribe, American Indian, economic development

Abstract

In the preface to What Can Tribes Do? Strategies and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development, Stephen Cornell and Joseph Kalt identify the purpose of this collection as addressing the scarcity of information needed for tribes to design solutions to recent threats to their sovereignty and obstacles to economic development. As the first major publication of research sponsored by the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, it offers to American Indian tribes and others concerned with Native American political and economic development both useful information and conceptual tools for analysis of the opportunities and barriers they face. These authors are to be admired for tackling a subject fraught with enormous complexity for research and serious political and cultural dilemmas for planning and action; this volume does not shy away from the challenge. Topics range from the development of corporate structures, tribal judiciaries and land-use planning systems to management of natural resources, gaming operations, and welfare reforms on reservations.

Original Publication Citation

Review of What Can Tribes Do? Strategies and Institutions in American Indian Economic Development, Stephen Cornell and Joseph P. Kalt, editors. Contemporary Sociology, May, 1994.

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

1994-5

Publisher

Contemporary Sociology

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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