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Author Storr, Cait, author.

Title International status in the shadow of empire : Nauru and the histories of international law / Cait Storr
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Series Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 150
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 150.
Contents Prologue -- International status, imperial form : Nauru and the histories of international law -- From Trading Post to Protectorate, -- From Protectorate to Colony to Mandate, -- From Mandate to Trust Territory, -- From Trust Territory to Sovereign State, -- After Independence: Sovereign Status and the Republic of Nauru
Summary "This book proceeds from the premise that the Republic of Nauru is not anomalous to the contemporary international legal order but deeply symptomatic of it. The story it tells began as a response to a deceptively simple question: how did Naoerō - a single coral atoll in the Western Pacific, 21 square kilometres in size, beloved home to the Nauruan people who at the time of independence numbered just over 6,000 - become the Republic of Nauru in 1968, the third smallest sovereign state in the world? It has developed over time into a response to a more pointed question: what might a close reading of the history of imperial administration in Nauru reveal about the continuities between nineteenth century European imperialism and twentieth century international law that accounts focusing on the received 'centres' of international legal formation do not? The answer given here takes the form of a narrative of four shifts in the international status of Nauru since the violent incorporation of the island into the German protectorate of the Marshall Islands in 1888, and the changes in administrative form at the local level that accompanied those shifts. The book reconstructs in turn the declaration of protectorate status, the designation of Nauru as a C Class Mandate by the League of Nations in 1920, its re-designation as a United Nations Trust Territory in 1947, and the recognition of Nauru as a sovereign state in 1968"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Melbourne, 2017) issued under title: Nauru : international status, imperial form and the histories of international law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject International law
Politics and government
Nauru -- International status -- History
Nauru -- Politics and government
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108682602