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Phantom history, the rule of law and the colonial state : the case of German New Guinea

Sack, Peter


This book uses the history of German New Guinea to examine the role of law in colonial government. It argues: that it was crucial; that the 'colonial state', rather than disappearing, has become a global phenomenon ; and that the conventional narrative approach to history is incapable of giv ing a realistic account of the history of colonial rule, offering 'phantom history' instead. On the other hand this book argues that it is possible to adopt alternative approaches to colonial law, because...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
Date published: 2001
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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