Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought: Transpositions of Empire

Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought: Transpositions of Empire

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ISBN-13: 9781349289134
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Series: Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Edition description: 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

SHANNAUGH DORSETT is a Reader in Law at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. IAN HUNTER is an Australian Professorial Fellow at the University of Queensland,and Deputy Director of the Centre for the History of European Discourses, Australia.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Cover Image vii

Acknowledgments viii

List of Contributors ix

Introduction Ian Hunter Shaunnagh Dorsett 1

Part I European Law and Global Justice

1 Global Justice and Regional Metaphysics: On the Critical History of the Law of Nature and Nations Ian Hunter 11

2 Justice and Imperialism: On the Very Idea of a Universal Standard Duncan Ivison 31

Part II Transpositions of Empire

3 The Legalities of English Colonizing: Discourses of European Intrusion upon the Americas, c. 1490-1830 Christopher Tomlins 51

4 The Uses of the Rule of Law in British Colonial Societies in the Nineteenth Century John McLaren 71

5 "Your Sovereign and Our Father": The Imperial Crown and the Idea of Legal-Ethnohistory Mark D. Walters 91

6 The Justification of King Leopold II's Congo Enterprise by Sir Travers Twiss Andrew Fitzmaurice 109

Part III Frontiers of Justice

7 Samuel Marsden's Civility: The Transposition of Anglican Civil Authority to Australasia Andrew Sharp 129

8 The Limits of Jurisdiction: Law, Governance, and Indigenous Peoples in Colonized Australia Mark Finnane 149

9 The Pig and the Peace: Transposing Order in Early Sydney Lisa Ford 169

10 William Pember Reeves (1857-1932): Lawyer-Politician, Historian, and "Rough Architect" of the New Zealand State P.G. McHugh 187

Part IV The Crown in Colonial New Zealand

11 Sovereignty as Governance in the Early New Zealand Crown Colony Period Shaunnagh Dorsett 209

12 Imperial Policy, Colonial Government, and Indigenous Testimony in South Australia and New Zealand in the 1840s Damen Ward 229

13 Law and Politics in the Constitutional Delineation of Indigenous Property Rights in 1840s New Zealand Mark Hickford 249

Index 269

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