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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, B
dc.contributor.editorJames Good
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:49Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2009-11-04T06:16:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0952-6951
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0952695105054179
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4173
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between understandings of Indigenous government and the development of early-modern European, and especially British political thought. It will be argued that a range of British political thinkers represented Indigenous peoples as being in want of effective government and regular conduct due to the absence of sufficiently developed property relations among them. In particular, British political thinkers framed the 'deficiencies' of Indigenous people by ideas of civilisation in which key assumptions connected 'property', 'government', and 'society' as the attainments of civilised polities and societies. Accordingly, Indigenous peoples in Australia and elsewhere were perceived to live in associations (rather than 'societies') bound by custom and tradition (rather than 'government'). The paper will thus identify conceptual connections made between property, polity, and sovereignty in European and British political thought, and argue that such understandings provide a useful resource for understanding colonial attitudes to Indigenous people in Australia down to the present day.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.publisher.placeLondon, UK
dc.publisher.urihttp://hhs.sagepub.com/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHistory of the Human Sciences
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther human society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and philosophy of specific fields
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4499
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5002
dc.titleThe Empire of Political Thought: Civilization, Savagery and Perceptions of Indigenous Government
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.rights.copyright© 2005 Sage Publications. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. First published in History of the Human Sciences. This journal is available online: http://hhs.sagepub.com/content/vol18/issue2/
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBuchan, Bruce A.


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