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The “Moral Effect” of Legalized Lawlessness

Violence in Britain’s Twentieth-Century Empire

Caroline Elkins

imperialism and the evolution of legalized lawlessness in the empire. Together, they provided the ideological and legal apparatuses necessary for Britain’s repeated deployment of systematized violence in far-flung corners of the globe. Liberal imperialism, the

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What Pinker Leaves Out

Mark S. Micale

Kingdom, never gets a mention from Pinker. 4 Caroline Elkins, in her powerful essay, copiously documents widespread, systematic use of “legalized lawlessness” in British colonies from Palestine to Kenya after World War II. To use only one event in South

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Forced Immobility

Undocumented Migrants, Boats, Brussels, and Islands

Godfrey Baldacchino

“spaces of exception” that manifest legalized lawlessness via the very exercise of sovereignty. 29 It is not just that some governments appear to be adopting an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to these kinds of small and remote island outposts, far