Establishing expansion as a legal right: an analysis of French colonial discourse surrounding protectorate treaties

  title={Establishing expansion as a legal right: an analysis of French colonial discourse surrounding protectorate treaties},
  author={Jong-pil Yoon},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  pages={811 - 826}
  • Jong-pil Yoon
  • Published 6 February 2020
  • Law
  • History of European Ideas
ABSTRACT This essay analyses French literature on protectorates that was published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Firstly, I examine French understanding of protectorates with a focus on contrasting views about whether or not a protectorate treaty warrants the intervention of the protector in the internal affairs of the protected. In doing so, I attempt to delineate specific ways legal scholarship engaged with the ideological construction of a supposedly uncivilized other… 
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