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Journal Article: BibTeX citation key:  Kelleman2007
PAUL KELLEMAN. 2007. Planning for Africa: The British Labour Party's colonial Development Policy, 1920-1964. Journal of Agrarian Change 7.1. 76–98.
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Categories: General
Keywords: Africa, db**, db.07.1, decolonisation biblio
Creators: Kelleman
Collection: Journal of Agrarian Change

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The article examines the formation of the British Labour Party's colonial policy towards Africa. It traces how the early Radical Liberal critique of colonial rule gave way to the influence of Fabianism, which provided the guidelines to the Labour government's post-war development measures. These sought to incorporate Africans into institutions which would simultaneously provide more productive labour and consolidate colonial rule. The development of the African colonies was believed to reside in restructuring the interface between the state and society. A challenge to the Party's Fabian-inspired colonial policy emerged in the 1950s. In the midst of the ideological struggle between the party's left and right wings, arguments questioning the African colonies’ economic subordination to metropolitan interests briefly entered into policy debates.
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