The Economic History of Colonialism

Bristol University Press
  • erscheint ca. am 15. Juli 2020
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 184 Seiten
978-1-5292-0763-7 (ISBN)
Debates about the origins and effects of European rule in the non-European world have animated the field of economic history since the 1850s. This pioneering text provides a concise and accessible resource that introduces key readings, builds connections between ideas and helps students to develop informed views of colonialism as a force in shaping the modern world.

With special references to European colonialism of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in both Asia and Africa, this book:

* critically reviews the literature on colonialism and economic growth;
* covers a range of different methods of analysis;
* offers a comparative approach, as opposed to a collection of regional histories, deftly weaving together different themes.

With debates around globalisation, migration, global finance and environmental change intensifying, this authoritative account of the relationship between colonialism and economic development makes an invaluable contribution to several distinct literatures in economic history.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-1-5292-0763-7 (9781529207637)

Leigh Gardner is Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Research Associate in African Economic History at Stellenbosch University.

Tirthankar Roy is Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics.
Colonial origin of comparative development
Origins of colonialism: is there one story?
Colonialism as an agent of globalization
Growth and development in the colonies
Costs and benefits of colonialism
How colonial states worked
Did institutions matter
Impact on the environment
Business and empires
Decolonization and the end of empire

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