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Industrialisation and the British Colonial State : West Africa 1939-1951 - Lawrence Butler

Industrialisation and the British Colonial State

West Africa 1939-1951

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1997
ISBN: 9780714647036
Number Of Pages: 324

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This book is the first full-length historical study of the attitudes of the British Colonial Office towards industrialisation in the colonial Empire. Dr Butler challenges the prevailing assumption that London and the Colonial governments colluded to frustrate industrial initiatives, leaving a legacy of under development. Taking colonial policy towards West Africa as a case study, he shows that, during the 1940s, the Office evolved a policy of encouraging colonial industry as part of a broad programme of development intended to prepare colonies for eventual independence. He also examines problems faced by the Colonial Office in implementing its new industrial policy, particularly the difficulties arising from wartime and post-war constraints on Britain's ability to supply capital goods and other exports necessary for development.

Introductionp. 1
Towards 'Development': Colonial Economic Policy Before the Second World Warp. 13
The Impact of War on Development Policy, 1939-42p. 49
Industrialisation in Colonial Office Reconstruction Thinking, 1943-46p. 89
Industrial Development: Defining the Colonial State's Role, 1943-46p. 137
The Metropolitan Crisis and Constraints on Colonial Industrialisation, 1947-48p. 187
The Threads of Policy Resumed, 1949-51p. 229
Conclusionp. 275
Biographical Notesp. 281
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780714647036
ISBN-10: 0714647039
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st April 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.44  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1