Challenging scholars of both colonial history and globalization, Lauren Benton's Law and Colonial Cultures argues that state-centered legal orders emerged as a result of the presence of colonial powers, both European and non-European. She describes how the colonial state developed through jurisdictional conflicts between native judicial systems and colonial legal systems.
Sam F. Halabi,
Book Review: Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900, 45 Harvard International Law Journal 563
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