John Stuart Mill on Colonies

@article{Bell2010JohnSM,
  title={John Stuart Mill on Colonies},
  author={D. Bell},
  journal={Political Theory},
  year={2010},
  volume={38},
  pages={34 - 64}
}
  • D. Bell
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Political Theory
  • Recent scholarship on John Stuart Mill has illuminated his arguments about the normative legitimacy of imperial rule. However, it has tended to ignore or downplay his extensive writings on settler colonialism: the attempt to create permanent “civilized” communities, mainly in North America and the South Pacific. Mill defended colonization throughout his life, although his arguments about its character and justification shifted over time. While initially he regarded it as a solution to the… CONTINUE READING
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