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Title:Accounting for Power in Northern Nigeria
Author:Newbury, Colin
Year:2004
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:45
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:257-277
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Great Britain
Subjects:colonialism
indirect rule
public accounting
fiscal policy
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Link:http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?ArticleID=7UYN40M9B8B3K4B7NA4X
Abstract:In imperial historiography, post-modernist influences have added their selection of topics. Among the 'discourses' held to illustrate the nature of power in imperial relations, the history of accountancy must now figure among the more important techniques for control. This is especially true for the example of Northern Nigeria, where Lugard's successors initiated consolidated tax assessment based on wealth and administration of emirate finances through treasuries. The economic and political results of this decentralization were the expansion of personnel and emoluments, confusion over funding for central and provincial departments and financial underpinning for regional autonomy. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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