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date: 21 April 2024

direct rule 

Source:
A Dictionary of African Politics
Author(s):

Nic Cheeseman,

Eloïse Bertrand,

Sa’eed Husaini

A form of government in which top-down political control is established through the creation of a far-reaching administrative infrastructure. The term is typically used to refer to colonial regimes that invested more heavily in developing a coercive apparatus and employed Africans in the colonial bureaucracy. Direct rule is typically contrasted with ... ...

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