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Chapter 2

Biodiversity Wars. Coexistence or Biocultural Collapse in the 21st Century

In Chapter 2, International Relations and the Fourth World, Dr. Rÿser discusses examples of how Indigenous Nations have tempered their relations with the States. He reviews which laws enable Nations’ freer actions and methods by which they can implement sustainable ways of life applying Nation-based laws.

State actions threaten biodiversity and the biocultural diversity of nations. These are biodiversity wars that can only be brought to an end if indigenous nations and the states formed on top of them can bridge the gap between their systems of legal and political norms.


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