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Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series

Kenya and Britain after Independence

Beyond Neo-Colonialism

Authors: Cullen, Poppy

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  • Utilises extensive archival research to construct a persuasive narrative of Britain's evolving relationship with Kenya in the two decades after independence
  • Contributes to wider debates about neo-colonialism and the nature of diplomatic relations between former colonies and colonizing powers in the years after independence
  • Sheds new light on the continuing debate about neo-colonialism by integrating a study of policy-making with an exploration of British policies and priorities and Kenyan decisions and policies
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This book explores British post-colonial foreign policy towards Kenya from 1963 to 1980. It reveals the extent and nature of continued British government influence in Kenya after independence. It argues that this was not simply about neo-colonialism, and Kenya’s elite had substantial agency to shape the relationship. The first section addresses how policy was made and the role of High Commissions and diplomacy. It emphasises contingency, with policy produced through shared interests and interaction with leading Kenyans. It argues that British policy-makers helped to create and then reinforced Kenya’s neo-patrimonialism. The second part examines the economic, military, personal and diplomatic networks which successive British governments sustained with independent Kenya. A combination of interlinked interests encouraged British officials to place a high value on this relationship, even as their world commitments diminished.

This book appeals to those interested in Kenyan history, post-colonial Africa, British foreign policy, and forms of diplomacy and policy-making.

About the authors

Poppy Cullen is Teaching Associate in African history at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 89,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kenya and Britain after Independence
Book Subtitle
Beyond Neo-Colonialism
Authors
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56276-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56276-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56275-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85873-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 272
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