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Corruption, empire and Colonialism in the modern era, a global perspective, Ronald Kroeze, Pol Dalmau, Frédéric Monier, editors

Answering the calls made to overcome methodological nationalism, this volume is the first examination of the links between corruption and imperial rule in the modern world. It does so through a set of original studies that examine the multi-layered nature of corruption in four different empires (Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands and France) and their possessions in Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- List of Figures -- 1 Introduction: Corruption, Empire and Colonialism in the Modern Era: Towards a Global Perspective -- I. Corruption and Narratives of Imperial Decline and Reform During the Age of Revolutions, c. 1800 -- II. Civilising Missions and "Oriental" Corruption During the Age of Modern Imperialism, c. 1900 -- References -- Part I Corruption and Narratives of Imperial Decline and Reform During the Age of Revolutions, c. 1800 -- 2 Reflections of an Early Modern Historian on the Modern History of Corruption and Empire -- References -- 3 Corruption, Empire and State-Building: An Entangled History of the British and French "Imperial Nation States" and Hyderabad, c.1760-1800 -- Introduction -- National Debates About "Colonial" Corruption and the Reform of Company Governance -- Mughal and Post-Mughal Norms of Governance -- Company Governance, Public Service and Cross-Cultural Entanglements -- Anglo-French Inter-Imperial Rivalries and the Nationalisation of Public Virtue -- Conclusion -- References -- 4 The East India Company and the Regulation of Corruption in Early-Nineteenth-Century India -- The Discourse of Company Corruption -- The Corrupt or the Corruptible? -- Conclusion -- References -- 5 Corrupt and Rapacious: Colonial Spanish-American Past Through the Eyes of Early Nineteenth-Century Contemporaries. A Contribution from the History of Emotions -- Introduction -- Novohispanic Doléances -- The Incorruptible Dictator? -- General Juan Manuel De Rosas: "…A Man Whose Crimes Have no Redeeming Quality"66 -- Conclusions -- References -- 6 Bribery in Baroda: The Politics of Corruption in Nineteenth-Century India -- Introduction -- Outram's "Crusade" Against Khutput -- The Bapat Commission -- Politicizing Corruption -- Publicizing Corruption -- Conclusion -- References
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 362 pages), illustrations.
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