Swift Injustice: The expedition of imperial punishment

  title={Swift Injustice: The expedition of imperial punishment},
  author={C. Ballard},
  journal={Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History},
  pages={ - }
  • C. Ballard
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Abstract:The category of "punitive expedition" has attracted surprisingly little analysis, possibly reflecting widespread consensus on its content and application. But how does "punishment," and especially the invariably collective punishment of a military operation, become naturalized as a colonial or imperial action? Under what conditions does that punishment take the form of an expedition and what specific events or qualities render an expedition punitive? What are punitive expeditions for… Expand
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