A Reanalysis of the Relationship between Indirect Rule, Ethnic Inclusion, and Decolonization

@article{McAlexander2020ARO,
  title={A Reanalysis of the Relationship between Indirect Rule, Ethnic Inclusion, and Decolonization},
  author={Richard J. McAlexander},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2020},
  volume={82},
  pages={1612 - 1615}
}
Did indirect rule during the colonial era cause greater ethnic inclusion in the postindependence era? This short article replicates a recent study that exploits exogenous variation in British and French colonial rule. Wucherpfennig, Hunziker, and Cederman argue that British and French colonies experienced different levels of postindependence ethnic inclusion, and this was due to the metropolitan blueprints of direct and indirect rule. I replicate this study by using a more granular measure of… Expand
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