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Journal Article | Apr 2019
African colonial history suggests that British colonial rule may have undermined state centralisation due to legacies of ethnic segregation and stronger ...
Colonial legacy, development, ethnicity, state capacity, Sub-Saharan Africa
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2015
Ethnicity has received increased attention in studies of Africa's economic and institutional development. We present evidence on the long-term effects ...
Colonial legacy, development, ethnicity, state capacity, Sub-Saharan, Africa, tax, tax evasion
Project | Feb 2020 - Dec 2023
Public services are essential for development. However, their provision varies greatly across communities within developing countries. Although local ...
Public services, Security, Pre-colonial states, Uganda
Book Chapter | Jan 2008
Poll (‘head'''') tax has been the most common form of direct mass taxation in many sub-Saharan African countries since colonial times. Until very ...
Taxation, coercion, state building, Tanzania, Uganda
Journal Article | Nov 2020
The association between British colonial rule and lower levels of corruption is often emphasized in legal origins literature (La Porta et al., 2008). ...
Corruption, colonial rule, chiefs, Africa
Sudan Working Paper | Jan 2015
Informal trade in pre-colonial Africa, sometimes in the form of barter, wasone of the mechanisms of social interaction between various ethnic groupsand ...
The Norway-East Africa Trading Company in Zanzibar, 1895-1925. Business communication in colonial times
Book Chapter | Jan 2015
This article uses the Norway East Africa Trading company in Zanzibar as an example of how increased facility of communication aided small businesses in ...
Africa, colonialism, Tanzania, Zanzibar
News | 19 Aug 2005
In her book on The Adivasis of Bangladesh, Senior researcher Tone Bleie brings together a discussion of minority and indigenous rights with a social science analysis of how ethnic discrimination impacts on poverty processes and outcomes. She argues that colonial and post-colonial states compulsively produce majorities and minorities, marginalizing minorities with scant citizenship rights.
Event | 19 Feb 2009
The Israeli colonial project is 'spacio-cidal' targeting land to render an inevitable 'voluntary' transfer of the Palestinian population. Professor Sari Hanafi is visiting scholar at CMI.
CMI Report | Jan 1992
The report historically traces the social construction of the Indian prostitute, which misrepresented and degraded the imagery of an accomplished courtesan ...
Women, Prostitution, Colonialism, India
Book | Jan 1997
After more than twenty years of devastating civil war, Angola is slowly moving toward peace and reconciliation. In this accessible introduction to one ...
CMI Report | Jan 1992
The study focuses on the Tunisian post-colonial process of modernization and its effects on Tunisians of different generations, gender, and educational ...
Modernization, Gender relations, Tunisia
Integration of Traditional Authorities in Local Governance in Mozambique and Angola - the Context of Decentralization and Democratisation
Book Chapter | Jan 2007
If one is to assess how local representation changes with the integration of traditional authorities into the local governance system, one must analyse ...
Local Government, Decentralization, Democratization, Africa: Angola, Mozambique
The comprehensive peace agreement in the Sudan: Institutional developments and political trends in focus areas
Sudan Working Paper | May 2009
The Sudan is a vast and varied country in terms of its geography and people, defining its social and political relations from the colonial era through ...
DERAP Working Paper | Jan 1990
"Tradition" has neither been static or blissful, nor are colonial powers to be blamed entirely for its "decline". The historical analyses of the marriage ...
Zambia, Marriage, Tradition, Colonial courts, Gender relations, Africa: Zambia
Event | 3 Jun 2010
Exile has been present in Latin America since colonial times. After independence from Spain and Portugal, Latin American nation states have actively used exile as a regulatory political mechanism preferable to prison or execution, in dealing with opposition that various governments have been unable to assimilate into their political systems.
Women and the remaking of politics in Southern Africa: Negotiating autonomy, incorporation and representation
Book | Jan 2004
African women have a long history of political involvement. Yet, the fervour with which they participated in anti-colonial struggles and supported national ...
Women, Politics, Women's role, Liberation, Africa: South Africa., Southern Africa
Book Chapter | Jan 2018
Political polarisation, colonial inequalities and the crisis of modernity in Venezuela Iselin Åsedot
Post Doctoral Researcher
Economist working on development, taxation and state capacity
Angola, Tanzania, Uganda
CMI Report | Jan 1992
This report assesses the role of labour in the recent transition to multi-party rule in Zambia. The main question considered is to what extent labour, ...
Democracy, Democratisation, Trade Unions, Zambia