Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914

Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781487501273
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Series: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bradley Miller is an assistant professor in the Department History at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Keenleyside Chair in Canada and the World.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part I: Sovereign Borders and Criminal Law in Northern North America

Chapter 2: The Everyday Challenge of Sovereignty

Chapter 3: The Low and High Law of Abduction in the Border Zone

Part II: Uncertainty, Amorphousness, and Non-Law

Chapter 4: International Law and Supranational Justice in Northern North America

Chapter 5: The Non-Law of Refugees in British North America

Part III: Law Formation in the Treaty Era

Chapter 6: Civilization on the Continent: Law Reform and Imperial Power

Chapter 7: Law Formation in the Common Law World

Chapter 8: Conclusion

What People are Saying About This

Karen Knop

"Professor Miller's fascinating book makes a valuable contribution to international legal history and to our understanding of the relationships between international, British imperial and Canadian law at the high and low levels — which turn out to look remarkably different from one another — and of circuits of law within the British Empire."

Jane Errington

"Miller is not only intimately familiar with but also extensively and very appropriately uses the internal literature on extradition, asylum, and related issues as the foundation of his study. Borderline Crime is an intriguing and illuminating study."

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