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Africa's Past Invented to Serve Development's Uncertain Future

MacWilliam, Scott


This essay examines the proposition that development, which has stalled since Independence in many African countries, can be restarted by the restoration of colonial governance. This form of rule, in place from the end of the 19th until the middle of the last century, was supposedly responsible for major improvements in a range of living conditions for colonial populations. The end of colonial governance, it is alleged, led to corruption and impoverishment for many people. Here it is argued...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Review of African Studies
DOI: 10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2018-39-1/13-38
Access Rights: Open Access


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