The Government and Administration of Africa, 1880–1939. 5 Volumes: A collection of rare sources on British administration in Africa. With commentary and comprehensive introductions. VOL 1: Recruitment and Training; VOL 2: Governance and Law; VOL 3: Taxation and Revenue; VOL 4: Urban and Rural Lands; VOL 5: Health, Labour and Other Issues of Administration

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  • Casper Andersen (Editor)
  • Andrew Cohen
    Andrew Cohen University Of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
In pursuit of economic and strategic interests in Africa the British established a wide range of administrative structures and forms of governance based on state as well as non-state institutions and agents. This collection makes available rare sources on the aims, functions and effects of British administration in Africa. It explores the continuous interplay between mother country and colonial state that shaped the administration and its subsequent influence on African societies and European settler communities. Topics examined include: land and urban administration, law and jurisprudence, taxation, administration of natural resources, non-state administration including chartered company administration and missionary influence, recruitment, training and shifting philosophies of administration.

Titles of volumes:
I: Recruitment and Training
II: Governance and Law
III: Taxation and Expenditure
IV: Administration of Urban and Rural Lands
V: Health and Labour and other Issues of Administration

The volumes are co-edited with Dr Andrew Cohen, University of Sheffield
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
VolumeVol. I-V
Number of pages2,000
ISBN (print)9781848933187, 1848933185
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2013
SeriesBritain and Africa series

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