The Wicked Machinery of Government: Malta and the Problems of Continuity under the New Model Administration.

Hough, B. and Davis, H., 2009. The Wicked Machinery of Government: Malta and the Problems of Continuity under the New Model Administration. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 37 (4), pp. 555-573.

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DOI: 10.1080/03086530903327069

Abstract

This is a study focused on the early years of British rule in Malta (1800-1813). It explores the application to the island of the “new model” of colonial government, one based on direct rule from London mediated by the continuation of existing laws and institutions. Systemic deficiencies are identified. These tended to undermine the effectiveness of direct British rule. This study also reveals, in the context of legal and constitutional continuity, unresolved tensions between modernity and tradition. The political stability of the island was damaged and the possibility of continued British possession was threatened.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0308-6534
Uncontrolled Keywords:colonial legal history , Malta, constitutional law, problems in colonial administration
Subjects:Social Sciences > Law
History
Literature
Group:Business School > Department of Law
ID Code:9773
Deposited By:Professor Barry Hough LEFT
Deposited On:29 Aug 2009 11:01
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:07

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