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Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought : Transpositions of Empire - S. Dorsett

Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought

Transpositions of Empire

By: S. Dorsett (Editor), I. Hunter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th November 2010
ISBN: 9780230104556
Number Of Pages: 276

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With the exhaustion of postcolonial studies, and following the historical turn in studies of European imperialism, the time is ripe for a more sharply historical consideration of the role of European legal thought in processes of colonial governance. Rather than recycling general theories of the ideological role of law in European colonization, the contributions to this volume focus on the historical interaction between law and politics in British colonial contexts in order to clarify how European legal doctrines and institutions were actually transmitted, negotiated and modified in the concrete circumstances of frontier polities.

A Note on the Cover Imagep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
European Law and Global Justice
Global Justice and Regional Metaphysics: On the Critical History of the Law of Nature and Nationsp. 11
Justice and Imperialism: On the Very Idea of a Universal Standardp. 31
Transpositions of Empire
The Legalities of English Colonizing: Discourses of European Intrusion upon the Americas, c. 1490-1830p. 51
The Uses of the Rule of Law in British Colonial Societies in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 71
"Your Sovereign and Our Father": The Imperial Crown and the Idea of Legal-Ethnohistoryp. 91
The Justification of King Leopold II's Congo Enterprise by Sir Travers Twissp. 109
Frontiers of Justice
Samuel Marsden's Civility: The Transposition of Anglican Civil Authority to Australasiap. 129
The Limits of Jurisdiction: Law, Governance, and Indigenous Peoples in Colonized Australiap. 149
The Pig and the Peace: Transposing Order in Early Sydneyp. 169
William Pember Reeves (1857-1932): Lawyer-Politician, Historian, and "Rough Architect" of the New Zealand Statep. 187
The Crown in Colonial New Zealand
Sovereignty as Governance in the Early New Zealand Crown Colony Periodp. 209
Imperial Policy, Colonial Government, and Indigenous Testimony in South Australia and New Zealand in the 1840sp. 229
Law and Politics in the Constitutional Delineation of Indigenous Property Rights in 1840s New Zealandp. 249
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780230104556
ISBN-10: 023010455X
Series: Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 26th November 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1