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Lords of the Land free pdf The recognition and allocation of indigenous property rights have long posed complex questions for the imperial powers of the mid-nineteenth century and their modern successors. Recognizing rights of property raises questions about pre-existing indigenous authority and power over land that continue to trouble the people and governments of settler states. Through focusing on the settlement of New Zealand during the critical period of the 1830s through to the early 1860s, this book offers a fresh assessment of the histories of indigenous property rights and the jurisprudence of empire. It shows how native title became not only a key construct for relations between Empire and tribes, but how it acted more broadly as a constitutional frame within which discourses of political authority formed and were contested at the heart of Empire and the colonial peripheries. Native title thus becomes another episode in imperial political history in which increasingly fierce and highly polemical contestation burst into violence. Native title explodes as a form of civil war that lays the foundation (by Maori ever after challenged) for revised constitutional orders. Lords of the Land considers histories of indigenous property rights not only as the stuff of entwined streams of a law of nations and constitutional theory but also as exemplars of the politics of negotiability - engaging relations of struggle and ambition for power, together with the openness and limits of incoming settler polities towards indigenous polities and laws. This study is an examination of rights as instruments of analysis and political discourse, constructed and contested in and through time. Anchored in the striking experiences of New Zealand and the politics of trans-oceanic empire, it tells a tale of indigenous political autonomy and how the vocabularies of property rights mediated relations between empire and the indigenous political communities found in newly settled lands.

About Mark Hickford

Mark Hickford is currently in the Prime Minister's Advisory Group at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in New Zealand, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. He is 2008 New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellow and a Crown Counsel. Dr Hickford holds a doctorate from Oxford and is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. From 2002-2010 he was a Crown Counsel specializing in public law, the Treaty of Waitangi, Crown-Maori relations, and Natural Resources Law and he also served as a senior consultant to the New Zealand Law Commission from 2007 to 2008. Specializing in the history of law and empire, he has authored chapters and articles on the questions of indigenous property rights and the history of law and political thought, including contributions to the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History and the History of Political Thought.

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Author : Mark Hickford
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 08 December 2011
ISBN : 0199568650
EAN : 9780199568659
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 552 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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