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書名 Fiscal capacity and the colonial state in Asia and Africa, c. 1850-1960 / edited by Ewout Frankema, Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands, Anne Booth, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
出版項 New York : Cambridge University Press, 2021
國際標準書號 9781108494267
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系列 Cambridge studies in economic history - second series
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"This book examines the evolution of fiscal capacity in the context of colonial state formation and the changing world order between 1850 and 1960. Until the early nineteenth century, European colonial control over Asia and Africa was largely confined to coastal and island settlements, which functioned as little more than trading posts. The officials running these settlements had neither the resources nor the need to develop new fiscal instruments. With the expansion of imperialism, the costs of maintaining colonies rose. Home governments, reluctant to place the financial burden of imperial expansion on metropolitan taxpayers, pressed colonial governments to become fiscally self-supporting. A team of leading historians provides a comparative overview of how colonial states set up their administrative systems and how these regimes involved local people and elites. They shed new light on the political economy of colonial state formation and the institutional legacies they left behind at independence"-- Provided by publisher
鏈接 Online version: Fiscal capacity and the colonial state in asia and africa, c. 1850-1960 New York : Cambridge University Press, 2021. 9781108665001 (DLC) 2019037675
主題 Fiscal policy -- Africa -- History
Fiscal policy -- Asia -- History
Europe -- Colonies -- Administration -- History
Alt Author Frankema, Ewout, editor
Booth, Anne, 1946- editor
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