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Guyana: A Case of Despotism Despite Direct Rule

Matthew Lange

in Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the causes of unexpectedly low development levels in Guyana, a former indirectly ruled British colony. It highlights the presence of despotism despite direct rule and explains ... More


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