Technique of empire : colonisation through a state of exception

Show simple item record Kamga, Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem 2019-01-10T10:27:51Z 2018
dc.description This is the full version of a paper presented at the conference ‘Law between global and colonial: techniques of empire’ held at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, Finland 3–5 October 2016. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The main argument of this article lies in its conceptual framing which is a contextualisation of the problem of exception in the colonial and ‘postcolonial’ period of Cameroon. The country was technically colonised by Germany and following the Versailles treaty, was later transferred to France and Britain under a mandate of the League of Nations. Following legal and historical investigations, I assess how the permanent recourse to a state of exception within the colony was central to Europeans’ tactics in their strategies of control and domination of colonised people. I further examine how the country’s colonial past strongly influences current state structures through a basic reliance on emergency laws which have become normalised to a point where the law’s force has been reduced to the zero point of its own content. en_ZA
dc.description.department Jurisprudence en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-05-15
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga (2018): Technique of empire: Colonisation through a state of exception, African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00020184.2018.1543917. NYP. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0002-0184 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-2872 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/00020184.2018.1543917
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group, on behalf of the University of Witwatersrand. This is an electronic version of an article published in African Studies, vol. x, no. y, pp. z-zz, 2018. doi : 10.1080/00020184.2018.1543917. African Studies is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/cast20. en_ZA
dc.subject Cameroon en_ZA
dc.subject Colonialism en_ZA
dc.subject Democracy en_ZA
dc.subject Human rights en_ZA
dc.subject Rule of law en_ZA
dc.subject State of emergency en_ZA
dc.subject State of exception en_ZA
dc.subject Violence en_ZA
dc.title Technique of empire : colonisation through a state of exception en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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