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Nigeria

Charles O.H. Parkinson

in Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

Nigeria gained a bill of rights in October 1959 and independence on 1 October 1960. It was a major turning point in the development of bills of rights in Britain's overseas territories. First, it was ... More


Bureaucracy and ‘Trusteeship’ in the Colonial Empire

RONALD HYAM

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the idea of trusteeship and bureaucracy in the Colonial Empire. One aspect of bureaucracy which became increasingly central as the 20th century progressed was interdepartmental ... More


The Progress of Colonial Co-operation in London and Paris, 1945–1949

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Within two years, the new Ministry of Overseas France was to inaugurate a similar programme of development, and was to invest much more money than Britain. From the Foreign Office’s point of view, ... More


The British Army and the British Empire

Timothy Bowman and Mark Connelly

in The Edwardian Army: Recruiting, Training, and Deploying the British Army, 1902-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199542789
eISBN:
9780191741401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542789.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter explores the British army's most pressing task throughout the period 1902–14, garrisoning the British Empire. In particular, it focuses upon the role of the West African Frontier Force ... More


An Empire of Variations: Problems of Settlement and the Property Rights of Indigenous Populations

MARK HICKFORD

in Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199568659
eISBN:
9780191731273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568659.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

This chapter sets out the political and intellectual milieu swirling through British policy debates regarding indigenous peoples' rights to property in the 1830s and early 1840s. It explores the ... More


Conclusions

Charles O.H. Parkinson

in Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter summarizes the findings of this book as to the reasons for the emergence of bills of rights in Britain's overseas territories between 1950 and 1962. It draws together the findings in ... More


Ghana

Charles O.H. Parkinson

in Bills of Rights and Decolonization: The Emergence of Domestic Human Rights Instruments in Britain's Overseas Territories

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199231935
eISBN:
9780191716157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231935.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

When Ghana achieved independence on 6 March 1957, it was the first British territory in sub-Saharan Africa to be granted independence under African rule. For this reason, there was intense pressure ... More


Incredulity from a Distance: Disputing the Content of Indigenous Proprietary Entitlements, 1840 to 1844

MARK HICKFORD

in Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199568659
eISBN:
9780191731273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568659.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Philosophy of Law

This chapter demonstrates how imperial policies used the recognition of preexisting native title to ‘discipline’ or manage New Zealand Company-established settlements at Port Nicholson and elsewhere ... More


Introduction: looking beyond the state

Anna Greenwood

in Beyond the State: The colonial medical service in British Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089671
eISBN:
9781526104366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089671.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter auto-critiques the editors early work (Crozier, Practising Colonial Medicine, 2007) for studying the Colonial Medical Service as a distinct entity, founded and run on shared principles, ... More


Nationalism and British Business

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

From the late 1940s, the pace of political change in the Gold Coast was very rapid. Not all companies were as directly caught up in political developments as the merchant firms belonging to the ... More


Colonies and Corn Laws: 1841–1845

Angus Hawkins

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby: Volume I: Ascent, 1799–1851

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199570911
eISBN:
9780191702068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570911.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter details the life and career of Edward Geoffrey Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, from 1841–1845. In 1841 Britain's overseas possessions extended around the globe as a varied aggregation of ... More


Financial Autonomy

Gavin Ure

in Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows that de facto financial autonomy was being exercised in the years before it was formally granted and how this vindicated the legitimising role of the unofficial members of the ... More


Autonomy and the Threat to Sovereignty

Gavin Ure

in Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that autonomy increases when the exercise of sovereignty over the subordinate organisation is threatened. This is studied against the backdrop of Britain’s loss of Hong Kong to ... More


Counter-insurgency and the Learning Curve

David French

in The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945-1967

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587964
eISBN:
9780191731365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587964.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The British had a chequered history in gathering, analysing and disseminating the lessons of their campaigns. The army tried to devise usable doctrines by working hard at gathering information, ... More


Constitutional Reform and Its Demise

Gavin Ure

in Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the growing influence of local stakeholders in the governance of Hong Kong in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Unofficial members of the Executive and Legislative Councils took ... More


The MacDonald–Mandel Conversations on Anglo-French Colonial Co-operation

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

British colonial subjects remained better off than their French counterparts who were affected by the increasingly ruthless policy directed from Paris. It was agreed with the Foreign Office that ... More


Income Tax and Treasury Control

Gavin Ure

in Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The ability of a bureaucratic entrepreneur to define a distinctive policy, to develop the capacity to implement it and to build a coalition in support of it is examined in this chapter through the ... More


Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Gavin Ure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the making of public policy for Hong Kong between 1918 and 1958. During much of this period, the Hong Kong government had limited policy-making capabilities. Many new policies ... More


New Territories, New Horizons (1898–1902)

Shiona Airlie

in Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

For the two weeks prior to his departure for Hong Kong, James Stewart Lockhart had a series of meetings at the Colonial Office about the New Territories. At the end of the fortnight's journey, he had ... More


Good Companions (1904–1906)

Shiona Airlie

in Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the end of 1903, James Stewart Lockhart wrote to the Colonial Office to inform them that one of his assistants, Walter, proposed to take home leave shortly and this meant that a replacement for ... More


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