Archive for October, 2012

Carol A. Handa, Judith Hankes and Toni House, ‘Restorative justice: the indigenous justice system’, Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice iFirst. Dramatically different beliefs about justice will produce dramatically different methods for achieving justice. The beliefs underlying the traditional Indigenous restorative justice systems, systems that dramatically differ from the European-based system […]

Andrew Zimmerman, ‘Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler (review)’, German Studies Review 35, 3 (2012)  bit of article in lieu of abstract: Historians have recently returned to explorations of the continuities in German history that seek to link its National Socialist period to the Kaiserreich and even earlier periods. Enriched by […]

Mark Palmer and Robert Rundstrom, ‘GIS, Internal Colonialism, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs’, Annals of the Association of American Geographers iFirst. This article contains the first comprehensive empirical account of the history of geographic information systems (GIS) development within the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), an account founded in part on a previously […]

Andrew Crosby and Jeffrey Monaghan, ‘Settler governmentality in Canada and the Algonquins of Barriere Lake’, Security Dialogue 43, 5 (2012) In September 2009, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared to the global media that Canada had ‘no history of colonialism’. Such expressions of the post-colonial Canadian imaginary are common, despite Canada’s dubious legacy of settler […]

Stephen Howe, ‘Review Essay: British Worlds, Settler Worlds, World Systems, and Killing Fields’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 40, 4 (2012).  a bit of the conclusion in lieu of abstract: It was suggested at the outset here that the study of British imperialism has in recent years, and in an almost unprecedented way, spawned a series […] reports of a poster campaign that has been up and running in New York subways for the last month. ‘This operation is promoted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a pro-Israel organization that attempts by various means to stoke fear of Islam’. On her blog, the AFDI’s executive director insists this is ‘FANTASTIC!’ […]

Sherene H. Razack, ‘Memorializing Colonial Power: The Death of Frank Paul’, Law & Social Inquiry 37, 4 (2012). Through an analysis of an inquiry into the death of an Aboriginal man in custody, I argue that the contemporary colonial relationship between white settlers and those whom they have dispossessed is spatially and racially organized as […]

Brian C. Hosmer, ‘Indigenous Communities, Nation-States, Extranational Sovereignties and the Challenge of Environmental Justice in the Age of Globalization’, Environmental Justice 5, 5 (2012). How have intersections between nation states, extranational corporations (exercising sovereignty) and indigenous communities responded to the increasing demand for natural resources, and the globalization of both corporations and movements for indigenous […]

Sidney L. Harring, ‘Diamond Exploration and the San in Namibia: Toward a Legal History’, Environmental Justice 5, 5 (2012). The Ju/’hoansi are a poor people with few resources living in the Kalahari Desert along the border between Namibia and Botswana. In Namibia, 200 of them occupy their traditional lands in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy, living […]

Rebecca Hamlin, ‘International Law and Administrative Insulation: A Comparison of Refugee Status Determination Regimes in the United States, Canada, and Australia’, Law & Social Inquiry 37, 4 (2012). International law provides nations with a common definition of a refugee, yet the processes by which countries determine who should be granted refugee status look strikingly different, […]