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Patrimonial Capitalism and Empire Vol: 28

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01 Apr 2015
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
304 pages - 152 x 229 x 20mm
Political Power and Social Theory


There is today a new interest in empires past and present. Scholars seek fresh ways of understanding a form of power far older than the modern nation state. Others see empire, not long ago assumed to be a mode of governance on the way out, as having a surprising new lease on life, and want to better understand the reasons why. This volume focuses on the interconnected formations of patrimonialism, colonialism/empire and capitalism. Leading scholars analyze patrimonial politics in empires in regions throughout the world, including the United States, Latin America, China, South Africa, North Africa, West Africa, India, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The articles show that patrimonial practices, which often form the backbone of empire, are present throughout history, including in global capitalist modernity. This volume will appeal to students of politics, and to a multidisciplinary scholarly audience in political sociology; historical social science; history; social theory, and area studies.
Patrimonialism in America: The Public Domain in the Making of Modernity – From Colonial Times to the Late Nineteenth Century. Explaining the Great Continuity: Ethnic Institutions, Colonialism, and Social Development in Spanish America. Limits of Empire: The French Colonial State and Local Patrimonialism in North Africa. Patrimonialism, Imperialism, and Colonialism at the Cape of Good Hope under Dutch East India Company Rule, c.1652–1795. Grandpa State Instead of Bourgeois State: Patrimonial Politics in China’s Age of Commerce, 1644–1839. Antipodean Patrimonialism? Squattocracy, Democracy and Land Rights in Australia. Colonialism, Neopatrimonialism, and Hybrid State Formation in Malaysia and the Philippines. Patrimonialism, Bureaucratization, and Fiscal Systems of British Bengal, 1765–1819. Innovations in Trust: Patrimonial and Bureaucratic Authority in the Asante Empire of West Africa. Locating the ‘Family-State’: The Forgotten Legacy of Javanese Theories of the Public Domain (17th–20th C.). Sovereignty and Sociology: From State Theory to Theories of Empire. Copyright page. Student Editorial Board. Editorial Statement. Patrimonial Capitalism and Empire. List of Contributors. Political power and social theory. Patrimonial Capitalism and Empire. Senior Editorial Board. Series editor’s introduction. Introduction: Old (Patrimonial) Political Forms Made New.

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