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Containing Nationalism

Michael Hechter

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Nationalism has become a prevalent source of conflict and violence in the world. Scholarship has provided scant guidance about the prospect of containing its dark side. Departing from the usual ... More


Indirect Rule and the Absence of Nationalism

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Nationalism is principally a modern phenomenon because, for the great bulk of human history, there was no disjuncture between the boundaries of the nation and those of the governance unit. Owing to ... More


Causes of Nationalism

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Short of the grant of outright sovereignty, nationalist violence can be contained only by processes that inhibit nation formation, reduce the demand for autonomy or sovereignty among national ... More


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


Colonial Rule

JOHN W. CELL

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/9780198205647.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the British rule in India and Africa. It specifically addresses the colonial rule and its underlying philosophy as summed up in the words ‘Indirect Rule’ a phrase indelibly ... More


Introduction

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.19
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This introductory chapter examines the terminology of subordination including ‘paramountcy’, ‘protection’, ‘subsidiary alliance’, ‘indirect rule’, and ‘collaboration’, drawn mainly from British ... More


Colonization and the Myth of the Customary

Sandra F. Joireman

in Where There is No Government: Enforcing Property Rights in Common Law Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782482
eISBN:
9780199897209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782482.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Customary tenure systems control the allocation of land over 75 percent of the land area of Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing with them customary enforcement regimes. This chapter addresses the genesis of ... More


No Will to Know: The Rise and Fall of African Civil Registration in Twentieth-Century South Africa

Keith Breckenridge

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Vital statistics have been politically fraught in South Africa for decades, not least because the state made very little effort to record information about the well-being of African women and ... More


The Developmental Legacies of British Colonialism: A State-Centered Framework for Analysis

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/9780226470702.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter explores the possibility of British colonial state legacies through empirical and theoretical discussions. It reviews the rise and fall of the British Empire and compares the two general ... More


Comparing British Colonialism: Testing the Generalizability of Colonial State Legacies

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/9780226470702.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter evaluates explores the generalizability of the findings from the in-depth case studies through several more abbreviated case studies of former British colonies. It analyzes eleven ... More


Law and ‘Tradition’: Henry Maine and the Theoretical Origins of Indirect Rule

Karuna Mantena

in Law and History: Current legal Issues 2003 Volume 6

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264148
eISBN:
9780191698910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264148.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on a central interpretative paradox in relation to Henry Maine's famous account of the historical movement ‘from Status to Contract’. On the one hand, Maine's conception of the ... More


Robert Sutherland Rattray and Indirect Rule

Montgomery McFate

in Military Anthropology: Soldiers, Scholars and Subjects at the Margins of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190680176
eISBN:
9780190943059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680176.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter begins with a description of how Captain Robert Sutherland Rattray, an anthropologist working for the British colonial government in what is now known as Ghana, may have averted a war ... More


Building Colonial States in Africa

Leigh A. Gardner

in Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661527
eISBN:
9780191744877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661527.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter places the financial management of the British Empire in historical perspective by examining how empires through history have weighted the desire to acquire new territory against the ... More


Of Natives and Europeans: Colonialism and the Ethnicization of Racial Dominance

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the structure of colonial rule—indirect rule—as an important racialization process in the Gold Coast/Ghana. It begins by examining the general features of indirect rule, ... More


Managing social and political change: tradition, modernity and indirect rule

Christopher Prior

in Exporting empire: Africa, colonial officials and the construction of the British imperial state, c.1900−39

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083686
eISBN:
9781781704998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083686.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter argues that, contrary to the argument invariably made by historians, support for indirect rule was not simply rooted in an obsession with the idea that Africa was fragile and unable to ... More


Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective

Daron Acemoglu, Isaías N. Chaves, Philip Osafo-Kwaako, and James A. Robinson

in African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315553
eISBN:
9780226315690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A fundamental problem for economic development is that most poor countries have `weak states' which are incapable or unwilling to provide basic public goods such as law enforcement, order, education ... More


Imperial Institutions and the Government of Empire

Peter Burroughs

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a discussion on the place of British Empire in British politics. Britain's governance of the British Empire involved dynamic processes, not static structures and inert ... More


The View from the Verandah

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244535
eISBN:
9780520938694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the British colonization of the Hadrami homeland. The British Empire colonized the Hadrami homeland in 1937 by establishing indirect rule with the installation of a Resident ... More


Sierra Leone: Indirect Rule and Despotism

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/9780226470702.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter analyze the determinants of the poor development record of Sierra Leone, a former indirectly ruled British colony. The analysis reveals that indirect rule institutionalized an ... More


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