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The Jurisprudence of Emergency
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Hussain analyses the uses and the history of a range of emergency powers, such as the suspension of habeas corpus and the use of military tribunals. His study focuses on British colonialism in India from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century to demonstrate how questions of law and emergency shaped colonial rule, which in turn affected the place of colonialism in modern law, depicting the colonies not as passive recipients but as agents in the interpretation and delineation of Western ideas and practices. Nasser Hussain is Professor of History at Amherst College.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Chapter 1. Introduction: The Historical and Theoretical Background
  2. pp. 1-33
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  1. Chapter 2. The Colonial Concept of Law
  2. pp. 35-68
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  1. Chapter 3. The “Writ of Liberty” in a Regime of Conquest: Habeas Corpus and the Colonial Judiciary
  2. pp. 69-97
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  1. Chapter 4. Martial Law and Massacre: Violence and the Limit
  2. pp. 99-131
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  1. Conclusion A Postcolonial Postscript
  2. pp. 133-144
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  1. Appendix A The Administrative Structure of Justice in British India
  2. pp. 145-148
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  1. Appendix B The History of Nineteenth-Century Legal Codification in British India
  2. pp. 149-151
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-174
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 175-184
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 185-194
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