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Law and politics in British colonial thought : transpositions of empire

Author: Shaunnagh Dorsett; Ian Hunter
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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'Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought' examines topics such as European law and global justice, transpositions of empire, the frontiers of justice and the crown in colonial New Zealand.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaunnagh Dorsett; Ian Hunter
ISBN: 9780230104556 023010455X 9780230114388 0230114385
OCLC Number: 607977698
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Ian Hunter and Shaunnagh Dorsett --
Global justice and regional metaphysics : on the critical history of the law of nature and nations / Ian Hunter --
Justice and imperialism : on the very idea of a universal standard / Duncan Ivison --
The legalities of English colonizing : discourses of European intrusion upon the Americas, c.1490-1830 / Christopher Tomlins --
The uses of the rule of law in British colonial societies in the nineteenth century / John McLaren --
"Your sovereign and our father" : the imperial crown and the idea of legal-ethnohistory / Mark D. Walters --
The justification of King Leopold II's Congo Enterprise by Sir Travers Twiss / Andrew Fitzmauricé --
Samuel Marsden's civility : the transposition of Anglican civil authority in Australasia / Andrew Sharp --
The limits of jurisdiction : law, governance, and indigenous peoples in colonized Australia / Mark Finnane --
The pig and the peace : transposing order in early Sydney / Lisa Ford --
William Pember Reeves (1857-1932) : lawyer-politician, historian, and "rough architect" of the New Zealand state / P.G. McHugh --
Sovereignty as governance in the early New Zealand crown colony period / Shaunnagh Dorsett --
Imperial policy, colonial government, and indigenous testimony in South Australia and New Zealand / Damen Ward --
Law and politics in the constitutional delineation of indigenous property rights in 1840s New Zealand / Mark Hickford.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett and Ian Hunter.

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