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Argues that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international legal order.

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This book advances a new perspective in world history, arguing that institutions and culture--and not just the global economy--serve as important elements of international order. Focusing on colonial legal politics and the interrelation of local cultural contests and institutional change, it uses case studies to trace a shift in plural legal orders--from the multicentric law of early empires to the state-centered law of the colonial and postcolonial world. Benton shows how Indigenous subjects across time were active in making, changing, and interpreting the law--and, by extension, in shaping the international order.

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Acknowledgements; 1. Legal regimes and colonial cultures; 2. Law in diaspora: the legal regime of the Atlantic world; 3. Order out of trouble: jurisdictional tensions in Catholic and Islamic empires; 4. A place for the state: legal pluralism as a colonial project in Bengal and West Africa; 5. Subjects and witnesses: cultural and legal hierarchies in the Cape Colony and New South Wales; 6. Constructing sovereignty: extra-territoriality in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay; 7. Culture and the rule(s) of law; Bibliography; Index.

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ISBN:
9780521009263
Author:
Benton, Lauren A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Burke III, Edmund
Editor:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Benton, Lauren
Author:
Curtin, Philip D.
Author:
Burke III, Edmund
Author:
Edmund Burke III
Author:
Adas, Michael
Location:
New York
Subject:
World
Subject:
International law
Subject:
International relations and culture
Subject:
International law -- History.
Subject:
International relations and culture -- History.
Subject:
International
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in Comparative World History
Series Volume:
00-07
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.92x6.06x.73 in. .90 lbs.

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