International Status in the Shadow of Empire
Nauru and the Histories of International Law
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- Author: Cait Storr, University of Technology Sydney
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Nauru is often figured as an anomaly in the international order. This book offers a new account of Nauru's imperial history and examines its significance to the histories of international law. Drawing on theories of jurisdiction and bureaucracy, it reconstructs four shifts in Nauru's status – from German protectorate, to League of Nations C Mandate, to UN Trust Territory, to sovereign state – as a means of redescribing the transition from the nineteenth century imperial order to the twentieth century state system. The book argues that as international status shifts, imperial form accretes: as Nauru's status shifted, what occurred at the local level was a gradual process of bureaucratisation. Two conclusions emerge from this argument. The first is that imperial administration in Nauru produced the Republic's post-independence 'failures'. The second is that international recognition of sovereign status is best understood as marking a beginning, not an end, of the process of decolonisation.Read more
- Constructs an innovative account of the transition from the European imperial order of the late nineteenth century to the international order of the twentieth century
- Traces the structural continuities between imperial administration in Nauru during the protectorate, mandate, trusteeship and state periods, providing new perspective on the post-independence 'failures' of the Republic of Nauru
- Offers a clear, accessible theoretical argument on the relationship between international status and imperial forms of administration
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- Date Published: September 2020
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108597937
- contains: 12 b/w illus. 3 maps
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. International Status, Imperial Form: Nauru and the Histories of International Law
2. From Trading Post to Protectorate, 1888
3. From Protectorate to Colony to Mandate, 1920
4. From Mandate to Trust Territory, 1947
5. From Trust Territory to Sovereign State, 1968
6. After Independence: Sovereign Status and the Republic of Nauru.
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