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A Soldier Curses a Clerk: Regulatory Arbitrage Strategies in the Military Colonies

Michael Szonyi

in The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses military colonies that supported military garrisons. In these colonies, groups of military households worked the land to feed their colleagues in the garrisons. The tragic ... More


Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1900

Maria Montoya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227446
eISBN:
9780520926486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227446.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Although Mexico lost its northern territories to the United States in 1848, battles over property rights and ownership have remained intense. This turbulent, vividly narrated story of the Maxwell ... More


On the Legal Geography of Ethnocratic Settler States: Notes Towards a Research Agenda

Alexandre (Sandy) Kedar

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Since the ‘Courts of the Conquerors’ appears to have a complex view regarding how native land becomes subject to dispossession, this chapter attempts to look into observations and assumptions about ... More


Map-Making and State-Building

Christine Leuenberger and Izhak Schnell

in The Politics of Maps: Cartographic Constructions of Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190076238
eISBN:
9780190076269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076238.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

During the 20th century, surveying and mapping became vital tools for states; and colonizers used them to know and claim the land. The Mandate of Palestine’s Survey of Palestine surveyed parts of ... More


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