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Ruling the Margins: Colonial Power and Administrative Rule in the Past and Present Prem Kumar Rajaram

Ruling the Margins: Colonial Power and Administrative Rule in the Past and Present

Prem Kumar Rajaram

Published October 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781138803879
Hardcover
176 pages
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Administrative rule is a type of rule centered on devising and implementing regulations governing how we live and how we conduct ourselves economically and politically, and sometimes culturally. The principle feature of this type of rule is theMoreAdministrative rule is a type of rule centered on devising and implementing regulations governing how we live and how we conduct ourselves economically and politically, and sometimes culturally. The principle feature of this type of rule is the important question about how things should be arranged and for what purpose becomes a bureaucratic matter.Histories of the global south are rarely used to explain contemporary political structures or phenomena. This book uses histories of colonial power and colonial state-making to shed light on administrative government as a form of rule. Prem Kumar Rajaram eloquently presents how administrative power is a social process and the authority and terms of rule derived are tenuous, dependent on producing unitary meaning and direction to diverse political, social and economic relationships and practices.