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The Mechanics of Colonial Rule

in Living with Colonialism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520235588
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929364 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520235588.003.0004
The Mechanics of Colonial Rule

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Bureaucracies made domination in its ordinary forms and left a little room for history in the heroic mode. The colonial bureaucracies of the British Empire necessitate the study because they illuminate three major sides of the colonial state, and these are as follows: (1) its mode of operation; (2) its adaptive responses and strategies in the face of wider economic and political forces; and (3) its role in providing territorial and administrative structures for nationalism. In reading this chapter, people can trace the process that gave local recruits progressively more responsible jobs in the colonial regime by examining “Sudanization”in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. The facts of this process were unique to each theory, but the general contours were the same throughout the British Empire.

Keywords: Sudanization; British Empire; colony; bureaucracies

Chapter.  12035 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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