Explores legal and economic dimensions of current perceptions of (and debates over) the nature and extent of tribal self-rule in the United States, with the objective of distinguishing between myth and reality; addresses key threads of thought and assumptions that pervade, accurately or inaccurately, discussions in the public policy arena.
Kalt, Joseph P., and Joseph William Singer. 2004. “Myths and Realities of Tribal Sovereignty: The Law and Economics of Indian Self-Rule.” Joint Occasional Papers on Native Affairs (JOPNA). Tucson and Cambridge: Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.