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Policy and practice in the Western Pacific : a history of the Western Pacific High Commission 1877-1913

Scarr, Deryck


The net of British protectorates which, in the 1880's and 1890's, was cast over parts of equatorial Africa and some island groups in the Western Pacific Ocean did not represent the application of a new imperial idea. It represented, on the contrary, the reluctant acceptance, under pressure of circumstances, of responsibilities to the avoidance of which official policy had hitherto been directed. Informal influence, attempts to maintain the indigenous authority structure of countries...[Show more]

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Date published: 1964
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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