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Vient de paraître Fiscal Capacity and the Colonial State in Asia and Africa, c.1850–1960 sous la direction de Ewout Frankema et Anne Booth aux Cambridge University Press

Le 22 janvier 2020 à 20h38

Vient de paraître Fiscal Capacity and the Colonial State in Asia and Africa, c.1850–1960 sous la direction de Ewout Frankema et Anne Booth aux Cambridge University Press, coll. "Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series", 2019, 242 p. ISBN : 9781108494267 Prix : 75 £ (existe aussi en version électronique).

"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."




Contributors : Ewout Frankema, Anne Booth, Tirthankar Roy, Montserrat López Jerez, Kent Deng, Marlous van Waijenburg, Leigh Gardner, Kleoniki Alexopoulou, Abel Gwaindepi, Krige Siebrits
Ewout Frankema is Professor and Chair of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global History and research fellow of the UK Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Anne Booth is Professor Emerita at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has researched on the economies of Southeast Asia in both the colonial and post-colonial eras, and has written and edited a number of books on the region as well as articles in journals.