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'Repaying the National Debt to Africa'

Trusteeship, Property and Empire

William Bain

This article explores the way in which the idea of trusteeship shaped questions relating to property and possession in nineteenth-century sub-Saharan Africa. Trusteeship is distinctive insofar as it sanctioned European dominion over territories in Africa while preserving an indigenous right in the wealth contained in these territories. The article illuminates the character of this relationship, first, by arguing that a narrative that reduces empire to a story of domination and exploitation ends up obscuring the complex property relations entailed by trusteeship. Second, it describes the introduction of trusteeship into the political, economic and social life of sub-Saharan Africa, focusing mainly on the experience of British colonial administration and the Berlin Conference of 1884-5. Third, it clarifies a relationship of unequal reciprocity that joined European commercial interests with the well-being of the so-called 'native' tribes of Africa.

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The French Empire Goes to San Francisco

The Founding of the United Nations and the Limits of Colonial Reform

Jessica Lynne Pearson

the case for these reforms on the global stage. In the end, they grudgingly accepted trusteeships for Togo and Cameroon as well as a loose system of international accountability for France's other territories. These developments suggest that, despite

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Decolonizing “La Brousse

Rural Medicine and Colonial Authority in Cameroon

Sarah C. Runcie

distinctly international politics of decolonization in Cameroon, which was created both through the existence of the UN trusteeship and through the aftermath of two European colonial administrations. 13 Due to this history, French officials linked concern

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Magda Veselská

The Jewish Museum in Prague (JMP) was founded as an association in 1906.2 The largest expansion of its collections occurred in tragic circumstances during the Second World War, when almost all the Judaica, books, manuscripts and archival documents of the former Jewish religious communities in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia were gathered in the depositories of the Central Jewish Museum in Prague.3 At the time, the museum was administered by the Jewish religious community in Prague, which was put under so-called ‘national trusteeship’ after the end of the war.4 In 1949, with a view to maintaining the completeness of the museum’s collections, the legal successor to the pre-war Jewish communities – the Council of Jewish Religious Communities in the Czech Lands (hereafter cited as the Jewish Council) – definitively renounced its restitution claims to items that had been shipped to the museum during the war.

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Invoking a World of Ideas

Theory and Interpretation in the Justification of Colonialism

David Boucher

of the full potential productive capacity of the land was deemed a dereliction of duty to God and remained the central idea throughout the imperialist era. It underpins justifications of European Trusteeship in Africa in the latter part of the

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

stereotyping in Belgian colonial trusteeships found that these representations followed them into British colonial territories. From the 1920s, “distance labor” from Ruanda-Urundi contributed significantly to the labor market in Tanganyika , Uganda, and the

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Apartheid of Thought

The Power Dynamics of Knowledge Production in Political Thought

Camilla Boisen and Matthew C. Murray

of assessment of our world. Colonising ideas and how they are taught and created is the root cause of larger actions of trusteeship and colonisation that persist, like Hamilton’s woollen wolf ( Hamilton 2015: 194 ). Sadly, these institutions are alive

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Governing Religious Multiplicity

The Ambivalence of Christian-Muslim Public Presences in Post-colonial Tanzania

Hansjörg Dilger

records from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and registration books from the Registration Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency showed that between 1980 and 2009 there was indeed a significantly higher number of registered Christian organizations compared

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Marta Nunes da Costa

argues that ‘electoral representation’ is only one form of existing and possible kinds of representation in politics (p. 140). He identifies three ways in which representatives may act: (a) principal-agent relation; (b) trusteeship; and (c) identification

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Stephan Feuchtwang

. Present-day versions of elsewhere are images of a lost, pre-modern harmony with or trusteeship of the world, or suggest the wisdom of the ancients or of the East. Would it be right then to conclude that the commonality of sharing the exotic in the current