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Mr. Mothercountry : the man who made the rule of law

Author: Keally D McBride
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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European colonial powers delivered a system of law to their possessions; this book examines the legal legacies from this practice that remain intact today. Despite the claims that the white man's burden included transfer of the rule of law to less-enlightened countries, the number of people who were involved in legal administration for the British Empire was small. In fact, the legal footprint of the British Empire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McBride, Keally D.
Mr. Mothercountry.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016005121
(OCoLC)936687599
Online version:
McBride, Keally D.
Mr. Mothercountry.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016005532
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keally D McBride
ISBN: 9780190253004 0190253002
OCLC Number: 949821847
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Colonialism and the rule of law --
Genealogical explorations : the rule of law as practice --
Lawless places and placeless law : Stephen, Sierra Leone and extraterritoriality --
Codification and the colonies: who's accusing whom? --
Macaulay to Malimath : punishment and the police in India --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Keally McBride.

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In Mr. Mothercountry Keally McBride draws on original archival research of the writings of James Stephen and his descendants (known as the Clapham Sect) and the Macaulay family, two major lineages of  Read more...

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