The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Sara Maurer
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2012
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Do indigenous peoples have an unassailable right to the land they have worked and lived on, or are those rights conferred and protected only when a powerful political authority exists? In the tradition of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes, who vigorously debated the thorny concept of property rights, Sara L. Maurer here looks at the question as it applied to British ideas about Irish nationalism in the nineteenth century.

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Sara Maurer, Associate Professor, Notre Dame, The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland (Johns Hopkins UP, 2012)