National identity is both creative and dangerous, coming into existence in and through race and gender, producing social differences, and constitutive of individual identity (McClintock, 1995: 352-53). The case studies in this book provide new ways of thinking about law and policy, as deeply imbricated in these processes and as vehicles for tracing these complex dynamics in and across time. The themes of this book, co-constitutive repetitions and iterations of nation, law, policy, race and gender, do not render simple, neat, conclusions. Colonial tropes reshape and return like kaleidoscopic reconfigurations, recognisable repetitions of patterns, differently figured, shaped and coloured. Colonisation haunts globalisation, and is exceeded by it.