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Populism and public authority in colonial politics

Richards, Paul (2019) Populism and public authority in colonial politics. Africa at LSE (02 Dec 2019), pp. 1-8. Blog Entry.

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While populism has become a source of recent interest among journalists and academics, the tactics of populist politics can be traced back to the colonial era. Researcher Paul Richards uncovers the ways secret societies in Sierra Leone sparked moral outrage towards public authority imposed by British rulers, overturning the power of the new chiefs and their commercial links.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2020 09:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:23

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