Settler colonialism changed the world. Unlike other migrant groups, settler collectives were founders and shapers of political orders. But the global history of settler colonialism has never been properly explored. This project offers such an exploration, focusing on the changing ways in which the founding of new societies was envisaged over several centuries and examining the ways in which different communities of settlers endeavoured to establish social and political institutions, and especially to set up ideal and regenerative political bodies. Framing settler colonialism in an innovative way, this project will produce a global history of a neglected political tradition.
|Effective start/end date||5/01/09 → 31/12/13|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$586,100.00