Tomila Lankina, D.Phil., is a Reader in Politics, Department of Politics and Public Policy, Leicester Business School, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, United Kingdom (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lullit Getachew, Ph.D., is a Senior Economist with Power System Engineering, Inc., 1532 West Broadway, Madison, WI 53713 (email@example.com).
Mission or Empire, Word or Sword? The Human Capital Legacy in Postcolonial Democratic Development
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2011
© 2011, Midwest Political Science Association
American Journal of Political Science
Volume 56, Issue 2, pages 465–483, April 2012
How to Cite
Lankina, T. and Getachew, L. (2012), Mission or Empire, Word or Sword? The Human Capital Legacy in Postcolonial Democratic Development. American Journal of Political Science, 56: 465–483. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5907.2011.00550.x
The authors are grateful to the British Academy and De Montfort University for providing funding for this research and to the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University for providing access to superb research resources as part of its Visiting Research Fellow Programme. We are particularly grateful to the staff of the Indian Institute of the Bodleian Library for support in conducting research for this project. We are also grateful for advice on data and comments on earlier versions of the article, to Ed Morgan-Jones, Henry Hale, Dinshaw Mistry, Michael Phillips, Latika Chaudhary, Julia Chernova, and participants of the 2009 Second International Symposium of Comparative Research on Major Regional Powers in Eurasia, “Comparing the Politics of the Eurasian Regional Powers: China, Russia, India, and Turkey,” Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan. Jing Pan, Inga Saikkonen, and Alisa Voznaya provided excellent research assistance. All errors are solely our own. An electronic copy of the replication data will be posted on http://www.dmu.ac.uk/faculties/business_and_law/business/research/lgru/.
- Issue published online: 16 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 5 DEC 2011
Figure 1. Map of Colonial India, Imperial Gazetteer, 1907Source: DSAL11 Maps of colonial-era spatial variation by religion are available from Digital South Asia Library. http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gaz_atlas_1909/pager.html?object=22 (June 10, 2010).
Figures 2, 3. District Literacy and Christianity, 1991Source: Office of the Registrar General, 1991
Table 1. Summary Statistics, Colonial-Period Variables
Table 2. Bivariate Correlations (Pearson), Colonial-Period Variables (1921 and 1931 data)
Table 3. Summary Statistics, Postcolonial Period Variables
Table 4. Bivariate Correlations (Pearson), Postcolonial Period Variables
Table 5. Fixed Effects Colonial-Period Models 1-3, 621 obs., 207 groups
Table 6. Fixed Effects Postcolonial Period Models 4-6, 540 obs., 270 groups
Table 7. Fixed Effects Postcolonial Period Models 7-10, 527 obs., 264 groups
Table 8. Additional Robustness Checks, GEE Models 11a -- 13b
Table 9. Christians by Race and Denomination (1901 Census)
Table 10. Professional and Technical Teacher Training According to Religion, 1881--82, Report on Education
Table 11. Distribution of Population According to Religion and Education, Census of 1911
Table 12. Literacy and Christianity in Baroda, Travancore, and Neighboring Princely and British Territories
Table 13. Christian-run Schools, 1908, Travancore
Table 14. District Profile. Source: Census of India 2001
Table 15. Electoral Outcomes, State Assembly, 1957--2007. Source: Author Compilation
Table 16. Additional Robustness Checks for the Democracy Measure, 95 obs., 19 groups, GEE Model 14
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