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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


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


Empire and State Formation: Contrary Tangents in Jordan and Syria

Raymond Hinnebusch

in Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643042
eISBN:
9780748653270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643042.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Empire matters for post-imperial sovereignty and variations in imperial impact make for variations in post-colonial states. Indeed, the initial differential impacts of imperial experiences have put ... More


Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Yoav Di-Capua

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. This comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern ... More


Conclusion: Imperial Apocalypse

Joshua Sanborn

in Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199642052
eISBN:
9780191774492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642052.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter begins with an account of the early phases of the Russian Civil War, ending at the moment in August 1918 when the Bolsheviks surrendered Kazan. Russia was reduced to a small rump state ... More


Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

James L. Hevia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare examines the use of camels, mules, and donkeys in British colonial campaigns of conquest and pacification, starting with the Second Afghan War and ending in the ... More


Arbitrary Governance and Modern Authoritarianism

Rebecca Tapscott

in Arbitrary States: Social Control and Modern Authoritarianism in Museveni's Uganda

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198856474
eISBN:
9780191889745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856474.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How do modern authoritarian rulers project power? Until now, scholars of authoritarianism have emphasized a balancing act between coercion and patronage while scholars of post-colonial and ... More


The Global Rise of Diaspora Institutions

Alan Gamlen

in Human Geopolitics: States, Emigrants, and the Rise of Diaspora Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198833499
eISBN:
9780191871931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833499.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 2 provides a descriptive overview of the data. It defines the forms and functions of diaspora ministries, departments, extra-territorial voting provisions, and discretionary consular ... More


Society and the State: Mutual Misrecognition at the Gathering of War

in Culture in Chaos: An Anthropology of the Social Condition in War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226496412
eISBN:
9780226496436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226496436.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter details how Machaze district in Mozambique was gradually transformed into a war zone through the nonlinear interpenetrations of structural and acute violence. It highlights the ... More


Afterword: Reflections on Eric Williams and the Challenges of Postcolonial Caribbean Political Leadership

David Hinds

in The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462425
eISBN:
9781626746985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462425.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter studies Eric Williams’ leadership as part of the “independence generation” that emerged as a result of post-World War II Anglophone Caribbean independence movements across the region. It ... More


Introduction

Abhijit Dasgupta

in Displacement and Exile: The State-Refugee Relations in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461172
eISBN:
9780199086986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461172.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Population and Demography

Three points merit attention in a study on refugees in India. First, the Partition of the country or the fragmentation of India’s colonial state structure at the moment of decolonization triggered ... More


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