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The Colonial Legacy

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In Malaya and India, the British devised a system of indirect rule whereby they relied on local norms, social organizations, and indigenous institutions of authority such as landlords and sultans who ... More


Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism in the Colonial Social Order

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The colonial state represented a new type of polity, which emerged from the sixteenth century onwards. Colonial states, such as Spain, in the Americas, and Britain and France in Africa, differed ... More


The ‘Civilisation Guild’: Race and Labour in the Third Portuguese Empire, c. 1870–1930

MIGUEL BANDEIRA JERÓNIMO

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the continuity and the resilience of slavery and other modes of forced or compulsory labour in the Portuguese colonial empire in Africa from the late nineteenth century. ... More


Politics and the Pilgrimage: The Haj in the Early Twentieth Century

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The last few decades of the nineteenth century heralded a period of intense anti-British Muslim politics in the subcontinent, and Mecca was at the centre of real or perceived insurgent activities. ... More


The Nature of the Colonial State

Ma Ngok

in Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

While the colonial state's nature may be portrayed through contrasting images, the most common of these entails how Hong Kong is perceived as a minimalist laissez-faire state. Although there may have ... More


The Colonial State

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/9780199587964.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

British colonies were not failed states, but they were sometimes fragile states. The Colonial civil service was tiny compared to the territory and the number of people that it governed. Colonial ... More


Cooperation and competition: missions, the colonial state and constructing a health system in colonial Tanganyika

Michael Jennings

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/9780719089671.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Histories of colonial medicine in sub-Saharan Africa have tended to focus on the role of the colonial state in establishing and running health systems. Where voluntary agency roles have been ... More


Conflict and Change in the Cities, 1800–57

C. A. Bayly

in Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion 1770-1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077466
eISBN:
9780199081110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077466.003.0023
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses some aspects of urban society which provided a background to all these conflicts, specifically rapid population movement and poverty. It explains that relationship between ... More


Famine, Philanthropy and the Colonial State: North India in the Early Nineteenth Century

Sanjay Sharma

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653861
eISBN:
9780199081653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653861.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book examines the lesser known aspects of the colonial state through the lens of the many famines and famine induced crimes which affected north India as it emerged from the ‘chaotic’ eighteenth ... More


Introduction

Stephen Morton

in States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to demonstrate the important contribution of writing and literary fiction to understanding the relationship between colonialism, ... More


Civil society organizations and local governance in Hong Kong

Eliza Wing-yee Lee

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines political organisation in Hong Kong from the point of view of local governance, and argues that the post-colonial government has continued to rely on structures and machinery ... More


Hardenings and Partings, 1919–1942

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how, with the rise of a national movement couched by some of the actors in terms of Islam, the advisors and their reformist fellow-travelers would be blamed and marginalized by a ... More


Passages to the Post-Colonial State

Ma Ngok

in Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Hong Kong's political landscape underwent a major change after the start of the political transition in 1984. Aside from how the Chinese government attempted to build its post-1997 ruling elites ... More


Engaging Colonial Subjects on the Move: Colonial State, Migration, and Diasporic Nationhood

Jaeeun Kim

in Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797627
eISBN:
9780804799614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797627.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 analyzes the construction of the legal, bureaucratic, and semantic infrastructures of Korean nation-building, which emerged amidst the dramatic transformation of the regional interstate ... More


Constructing New Identities

Abdullahi A. Gallab

in A Civil Society Deferred: The Tertiary Grip of Violence in the Sudan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036885
eISBN:
9780813041827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036885.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter addresses the sociopolitical construction of the newborn Sudan in the twentieth century, and the events and processes that shaped it. These processes include violent domination and ... More


Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book investigates the deeper area of class antagonism between the privileged and underprivileged classes as they faced the colonial state and its different ideas of legality and sovereignty in ... More


Revolution from Above, Rebellion from Below: The Agrarian Transvaal at the Turn of the Century

Jeremy Krikler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203803
eISBN:
9780191675997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203803.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is a study of rural society and struggle in the Transvaal during the watershed period of the early 20th century. Though much has been written about the South African War and the ‘Reconstruction’ ... More


A Civil Society Deferred: The Tertiary Grip of Violence in the Sudan

Abdullahi A. Gallab

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036885
eISBN:
9780813041827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036885.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book chronicles the sociopolitical history and development of violence in the Sudan, and explores how it has crippled the state, retarded the development of a national identity, and ravaged the ... More


Health, Disease, and the Nationalist State: 1: Perspectives on Malaria Eradication in Taiwan

Ka-che Yip

in Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter highlights the major steps taken by post-war Taiwan's anti-malaria efforts. It focuses on several themes that provide the analytical framework for understanding the Nationalist ... More


Financing an Expanding System of Medical Care: The Colonial State and Its Critics, c. 1890–1920

Samiksha Sehrawat

in Colonial Medical Care in North India: Gender, State, and Society, c. 1830-1920

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198096603
eISBN:
9780199082773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096603.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter charts the growth and expansion of public medical infrastructure between 1880 and 1920. The number of hospitals and dispensaries increased dramatically over the twentieth century as did ... More


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