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Colonial constitutionalism : the tyranny of United States' offshore territorial policy and relations

Author: E Robert Statham
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book's focused case studies analyze each of America's quasi-colonies, revealing how the perpetuation of a this 'imperialist' strategy has rendered the inhabitants second class citizens.


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Statham, E. Robert.
Colonial constitutionalism.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2002
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Robert Statham
ISBN: 0739103032 9780739103036 0739104322 9780739104323
OCLC Number: 47443851
Description: xi, 159 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Confronting the Tyranny of U.S. Territorial Extra-Constitutionalism: The Hyperextension of the Extended American Republic --
The U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Pragmatism and the Empty Promise of Confederal Autonomy in the American Federal Republic --
The United States vs. the U.S. Virgin Islands: The Purchase of the Danish West Indies and Their Inhabitants --
U.S. Citizenship Policy in the Territory of Guam: The Making of One Out of Many, or Many Out of One? --
The Unincorporated, Unorganized U.S. Territory of American Samoa: Samoan Traditionalism "Faa-Samoa" vs. American Constitutionalism --
The Confederal/Federal U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands: A Paradox of "Independent" Dependency --
The Freely-Associated States of Micronesia: Pragmatism vs. Principle in U.S. Foreign Policy --
Conclusion: Self-Determination, Self-Government, and the Definition of Political Status in the U.S. Offshore Territories: A Quest for Justice.
Responsibility: E. Robert Statham, Jr.


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Drawing on an interpretation of the Declaration of Independence based upon classical natural law philosophy, Colonial Constitutionalism provocatively examines the constitutional tensions between the Read more...

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