British Colonial Development Policy after the Second World War

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Rohland Schuknecht

The Case of Sukumaland, Tanganyika

ISBN 978-3-643-10515-8
Band-Nr. 14
Jahr 2010
Seiten 368
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Periplus Studien

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The concept of „development“ is one of the lasting legacies of the late
colonial era in Africa. Taking Sukumaland in Tanzania as a reference, this
book explores British colonial ideas about rural „development“ and
examines the results of their application after 1945. Colonial attempts to
change African systems of agriculture are discussed extensively and
critically assessed. Other issues like the exploitative character of
British colonial development policy in the postwar period, the role of
cooperatives, and the connection between development policy and
decolonisation are also addressed.

Rohland Schuknecht is a historian whose research focuses on the history of
British colonialism in Africa. This book is the published version of his
doctoral thesis.