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The Business of Development in Post-Colonial Africa

Editors: Dimier, Véronique, Stockwell, Sarah (Eds.)

  • Explores the role played by companies of former colonial states in both the economies and development policies of the newly independent African countries and in the development policies of the former colonial powers
  • Chapters show how foreign enterprise was not simply challenged by the new international landscape, but benefitted from the opportunities it offered, especially development aid
  • Advances research in the history of business, development and colonialism by focusing on the post-colonial period
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About this book

This collection brings together a range of case studies of European companies (most notably those of former colonial powers) and considers their involvement in development after European decolonisation. In this way, the book makes an original contribution to post-colonial studies. Individual chapters by both established and early career scholars examine the activities of foreign enterprise in various African states and the companies’ strategies to stay in Africa. They explore how businesses were not just challenged by the new international landscape but benefited from the opportunities it offered, particularly those provided by development aid. Together they constitute an important contribution to our understanding of both business and development in post-colonial Africa, redressing an imbalance in existing histories of both business and development which focus predominantly on the colonial period. This volume breaks new ground as one of the very first to bring the study of foreign companies and development aid into the same frame of analysis.

About the authors

Véronique Dimier is Professor at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. She held the Chaire Gutenberg in 2015 at SAGE, the Research Centre on Society, Stakeholders and Government in Europe, at the University of Strasbourg. She has worked extensively on French and British colonial administrations and on the second career of French colonial officials, most notably in the development field.  She is the author of Le Gouvernement des Colonies, Regards Croisés Franco-Britanniques (2004), and The Invention of a European Development Bureaucracy: Recycling Empire (2014).


Sarah Stockwell  is Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History at King’s College London, UK. Her research focuses on the history of British decolonisation, especially in Africa. Her publications include The Business of Decolonization. British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast (2000), The British End of the British Empire (2018), and, as editor, The British Empire. Themes and Perspectives (2007) and, with L.J. Butler, The Wind of Change: Harold Macmillan and British Decolonization (2013).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Business of Development in Post-Colonial Africa
Editors
  • Véronique Dimier
  • Sarah Stockwell
Series Title
Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51106-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51106-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51105-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 334
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