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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorJames Gooden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:49Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-04T06:16:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0952-6951en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0952695105054179en_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeLondon, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://hhs.sagepub.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHistory of the Human Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode369999en_US
dc.titleThe Empire of Political Thought: Civilization, Savagery and Perceptions of Indigenous Governmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 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/en_AU
gro.date.issued2005
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