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British colonial law

T. O. Elias

British colonial law

a comparative study of the interaction between English and local laws in British dependencies

by T. O. Elias

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Published by Stevens in London .
Written in English

  • Law -- Great Britain -- Colonies

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 323 p.
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14725048M
    LC Control Number62006516

      British Empire, a worldwide system of dependencies— colonies, protectorates, and other territories—that over a span of some three centuries was brought under the sovereignty of the crown of Great Britain and the administration of the British government. The policy of granting or recognizing significant degrees of self-government by dependencies, which was favoured .   Kipling's Jungle Book is seen by some as an allegory for white colonialism in India. But there's more to it than that. Jungle Book: look closely, there's more to . Drawing upon a survey of former police officers in the six British colonies of Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Malawi, Clayton and Killingray examine the work of colonial law enforcement during the last years of British supremacy. In addition to such basic institutional information as the development of police forces from local militia, the training of African .

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