Fugitives and the borderland in North America, 1819–1914 : [Rezension zu: Bradley Miller, Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819–1914, Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2016, 304 p., ISBN 978-1-487-50127-3]

  • As the numbers of people moving internationally increased in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, states tried more rigorously to regulate borders and counteract the problem of fugitives crossing international borders to evade arrest. This presented a legal challenge to domestic state power that increasingly defined its sovereignty on jurisdiction within borders. It is this issue and within this important era of globalization and law formation that Bradley Miller’s book examines how British North American colonies and post-Confederation Canada reacted to the problems posed by international fugitives through ideas and practices of extradition. His work goes beyond the traditional perspective of examining extradition treaties to view the practices of extradition in action, the everyday challenges states faced, and how the key concepts of sovereignty and international law were understood in relation to extradition. ...

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Author:Emily Whewell
Parent Title (Multiple languages):Rechtsgeschichte = Legal history
Publisher:Max-Planck-Inst. für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte
Place of publication:Frankfurt, M.
Contributor(s):Thomas Duve, Stefan Vogenauer
Document Type:Review
Year of Completion:2017
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/12/04
Page Number:4
First Page:384
Last Page:386
Dieser Beitrag steht unter einer Creative Commons cc-by-nc-nd 3.0
Institutes:Rechtswissenschaft / Rechtswissenschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 97 Geschichte Nordamerikas / 970 Geschichte Nordamerikas
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