Development Studies and Colonial Policy

Development Studies and Colonial Policy

Development Studies and Colonial Policy

Development Studies and Colonial Policy

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This volume is the product of a number of meetings held by the Third World History and Development Study Group, which is one of several study groups sponsored by the Development Studies Association. The Group was formed in 1978 at the Development Studies Association Conference held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. It comprises people who for one reason or another wish to raise the status of historical work within development studies, seeking to redefine the scope and enlarge upon its role.

The present collection of essays represents research which has been done both on procedures and methodology in development studies, and on colonialism as a historical process relevant to the study of underdevelopment. The volume is divided into two parts. The first part focuses directly on the question of how to define 'development' and 'development studies', placing the commitment to historical work within this important theoretical context. The second part comprises six individual contributions on colonial policy between 1750 and 1945. These explore a range of issues, reappraising the relationship between metropolitan economies, principally Britain; various phases of overseas expansion; and development and change in peripheral areas. The framework of the book is designed to overlap both history and development studies, and it is hoped that 'developmentalists' and 'historians' alike will draw upon it in a mutually reinforcing fashion.

The editors are most grateful to the Development Studies Association for the support it has provided, both for the research workshops and for the preparation of this volume. We wish to express our gratitude too, to the contributors who have demonstrated great forbearance, and who have suggested a number of changes which we have tried to incorporate into the book. Colleagues at the University of Salford have commented on various drafts. Secretarial assistance has been provided by Salford University Department of Economics, and we also thank the Department of Geography for preparation of maps and diagrams.

B.I. and C.S.

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