Colonial Chiefs in Chiefless Societies

  title={Colonial Chiefs in Chiefless Societies},
  author={Robert L. Tignor},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  pages={339 - 359}
  • R. Tignor
  • Published 1 October 1971
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
The proliferating literature on the emergent states of Asia and Africa stresses as its theme their newness and lack of political experience. New nation states have arisen often where none existed before, and their leaders have been confronted with a host of problems which they had not faced previously. Nowhere are such states thought to be more novel and inexperienced than in Africa, where a scant half century ago peoples lived in tribal communities, their economic and political context being… 

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