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The Resource Law, disorder and the colonial state : corruption in Burma c.1900, Jonathan Saha, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Bristol

Law, disorder and the colonial state : corruption in Burma c.1900, Jonathan Saha, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Bristol

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Law, disorder and the colonial state : corruption in Burma c.1900
Title
Law, disorder and the colonial state
Title remainder
corruption in Burma c.1900
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Saha, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Bristol
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this original study British rule in Burma is examined through quotidian acts of corruption. Saha outlines a novel way to study the colonial state as it was experienced in everyday life, revealing a complex world of state practices where legality and illegality were inseparable: the informal world upon which formal colonial power rested.
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1984-
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Saha, Jonathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series
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  • Colonial administrators
  • Colonial administrators
  • Misconduct in office
  • Corruption
  • British
  • Burma
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
The state in colonial Burma was not an easy entity to negotiate at the turn of the twentieth century. Policemen framed innocents for crimes they themselves had committed. Magistrates solicited bribes in exchange for acquittals in court. Forestry officials produced false documents. Clerks embezzled government funds. These were mundane and everyday acts. Using previously unexplored archival sources, the daily reality of living under the Raj in this neglected corner of British India is reconstructed. Through the fascinating cases of misconduct uncovered in these documents this book argues that corruption was intrinsic to the making of the colonial legal order. Subordinate officials' daily abuses of power, and British tolerance of these abuses, served to reinforce racial divisions and enact the state as a masculine entity
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Law, disorder and the colonial state : corruption in Burma c.1900, Jonathan Saha, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Bristol
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384502/one
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface Introduction 1. Making Misconduct 2. The Career of Inspector Pakiri 3. Whiter than White 4. The Male State Conclusion Notes Index
Control code
FIEb1731768x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780230358270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2012048587
  • (OCoLC)823014092
Label
Law, disorder and the colonial state : corruption in Burma c.1900, Jonathan Saha, Lecturer in Modern History, University of Bristol
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384502/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface Introduction 1. Making Misconduct 2. The Career of Inspector Pakiri 3. Whiter than White 4. The Male State Conclusion Notes Index
Control code
FIEb1731768x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780230358270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (NhCcYBP) 2012048587
  • (OCoLC)823014092

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