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A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law


ISBN13: 9780198260769
ISBN: 0198260768
Published: December 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780199551941



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A Jurisprudence of Power concerns the brutal suppression under martial law of the Jamaica uprising of 1865, and the explosive debate and litigation these events spawned in England. The book explores the centrality of legal ideas and institutions in English politics, and of political ideas that give rise to great questions of English law.

It documents how the world's most powerful and articulate political elite struggled with fundamental questions about law, morality, and power. Can a constitutional state rule a sprawling empire without breaking faith with the rule of law? Can it contend with the violent resistance of subjugated peoples without corrupting the integrity of its legal and political ideals?

The book addresses these questions as it reconstructs the most prolonged and important conflict over martial law and the rule of law in the history of England in the nineteenth century.

  • Analyses the most controversial imposition of martial law in Britian's colonies in the 19th century
  • Reveals the depth and passionate intensity of dissension at home over repression in the colonies
  • Examines the contradictions inherent in having a commitment to the rule of law whilst running an empire

Contents:
Introduction
1. 'The Country of Law': Reconstructing the Morant Bay Uprising in England
2. 'The Blood that Testifies': The Jamaica Controversy in Jamaica
3. The Drawing-Room Men: The Jamaica Controversy in 1866
4. The Tenets of Terror: Reinventing the Law of Martial Law
5. Marshalling Martial Law: Litigating the Jamaica Controversy
6. 'The Alphabet of Our Liberty': Lord Chief Justice Cockburn in the Old Bailey
7. 'The Most Law-Loving People in the World': The Denouement of the Jamaica Litigation
Epilogue
Phillips v. Eyre and the Problem of Martial Law
Conclusion
A Jurisprudence of Power: Victorian Empire and the Rule of Law
Appendix
The Jamaica Controversy as Historiography
Bibliography

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A History of Water Rights at Common Law ISBN 9780199207602
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The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial
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Published September 2005
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The Origins of Adversary Criminal Trial
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Private Property and Abuse of Rights in Victorian England ISBN 9780199256877
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