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Müller-Crepon, Carl
dc.date.accessioned
2020-12-07T09:14:55Z
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2020-12-05T03:38:09Z
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2020-12-07T09:14:55Z
dc.date.issued
2020
dc.identifier.issn
1531-5088
dc.identifier.issn
0020-8183
dc.identifier.other
10.1017/S0020818320000211
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dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/454772
dc.description.abstract
Current political order in Africa is often linked to legacies of colonialism, in particular to legacies of indirect colonial rule. However, evidence about the application of indirect rule is scarce. In this paper I argue that empire-level characteristics interacted with precolonial institutions in shaping the indirectness of local rule. First, British governments ruled more indirectly than French administrations, which followed a comparatively centralized administrative blueprint, came with a transformative republican ideology, and had more administrative resources. Empirically, I find that French colonization led to the demise of the lines of succession of seven out of ten precolonial polities, twice as many as under British rule. Second, precolonial centralization was a crucial prerequisite for indirect rule. Local administrative data from eight British colonies show that British colonizers employed less administrative effort and devolved more power to native authorities where centralized institutions existed. Such a pattern did not exist in French colonies. Together, these findings improve our understanding of the long-term effects of precolonial institutions and draw attention to the interaction of characteristics of dominant and subordinate units in shaping local governance arrangements. © The IO Foundation, 2020.
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dc.language.iso
en
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dc.publisher
Cambridge University Press
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dc.subject
Colonialism
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dc.subject
Indirect rule
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dc.subject
Precolonial institutions
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dc.subject
Africa
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dc.title
Continuity or Change? (In)direct Rule in British and French Colonial Africa
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dc.type
Journal Article
dc.date.published
2020-06-19
ethz.journal.title
International Organization
ethz.journal.volume
74
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ethz.journal.issue
4
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ethz.pages.start
707
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ethz.pages.end
741
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ethz.grant
Pathways to Ethnic Inequality and Conflict in Africa: A Macro-Historical Process Analysis
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ethz.publication.place
Cambridge, MA
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03649 - Cederman, Lars-Erik / Cederman, Lars-Erik
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03649 - Cederman, Lars-Erik / Cederman, Lars-Erik
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165233
ethz.grant.fundername
SNF
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10.13039/501100001711
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Doc.CH (bis 2020)
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2020-12-05T03:38:22Z
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yes
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