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International Heritage Law for Communities: Exclusion and Re-Imagination

Lucas Lixinski


This book critically engages the shortcomings of the field of international heritage law, seen through the lenses of the five major UNESCO treaties for the safeguarding of different types of heritage. It argues that these five treaties have, by design or in their implementation, effectively prevented local communities, who bear the brunt of the costs associated with international heritage protection, from having a say in how their heritage is managed. The exclusion of local communities often alienates them not only from international decision-making processes but also from their cultural herit ... More

Keywords: heritage, community, fragmentation, economics, environment, expert rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198843306
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198843306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucas Lixinski, author
Associate Professor, UNSW Sydney