Readership: Economic students and historians; students and scholars of African history and British Imperial history
Leigh A. Gardner, Lecturer in Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science; Research Fellow in African Economic History, Stellenbosch University
Leigh Gardner received her doctorate from the University of Oxford. Before joining the London School of Economics and Political Science, she taught at the University of Cape Town and worked as a researcher with the British Museum's 'Money in Africa' project. Her research focuses on the fiscal history of the British Empire, focusing on Africa and the colonial foundations of Africa's economic performance.
1: An Introduction to the Problem of Colonial Taxation
Part I: Building A Self-Sufficient Empire in Africa, 1885-1913
2: Building Colonial States in Africa
3: Fiscal Foundations of the African Colonial State
Part II: Crisis Management in Colonial Public Finance
4: From Complement to Conflict: Trade Taxes, 1914-38
5: Collective Action and Direct Taxation, 1918-1938
6: The Failure of Africa's 'New Deal'?
Part III: From Self-Sufficiency to Nation-Building
7: 'Cash, Competence and Consent': Building Local Governments
8: Fiscal Policy and Regional Integration, 1945-63
9: Fiscal Consequences of Decolonization