First law and the force of water: law, water, entitlement

Turner, Stephen and Neale, Timothy 2015, First law and the force of water: law, water, entitlement, Settler colonial studies, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 387-397, doi: 10.1080/2201473X.2014.1000912.

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Title First law and the force of water: law, water, entitlement
Author(s) Turner, Stephen
Neale, TimothyORCID iD for Neale, Timothy
Journal name Settler colonial studies
Volume number 5
Issue number 4
Start page 387
End page 397
Total pages 11
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2201-473X
Summary In this essay, the authors respond to several of the papers included in this special issue. First reflecting on the relation between waters, ‘First law’,1 and settler law, the authors then draw connections between some of the contributions to the issue. Water, the authors contend, is a productive site for thinking through the organs and processes of settler law, though such attention, they argue, also reveals how the ‘constitutional’ question of waters is occluded by the presence and dominance of settler law. The final section turns to Aotearoa/New Zealand as a negative example of this situation, one in which the constituting force of waters is nullified by the incorporation of indigenous politics within the processes and institutions of the settler legal order.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/2201473X.2014.1000912
Field of Research 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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