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The business and the politics of decolonization: the British experience in the twentieth century

White, Nicholas J.

The Economic History Review, August, 2000, Vol.53(3), p.544(21) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    The business and the politics of decolonization: the British experience in the twentieth century
  • Autor: White, Nicholas J.
  • Assuntos: Decolonization -- Economic Aspects ; Capitalism -- Political Aspects ; Business -- Political Aspects ; British Colonies ; Colonies
  • É parte de: The Economic History Review, August, 2000, Vol.53(3), p.544(21)
  • Descrição: In synthesizing recent studies of the relationships between British businesses and British governments during decolonization, the article takes issue with the 'gentlemanly capitalism' paradigm. Imperial business and imperial government did not represent a cohesive elite; private and public agencies were frequently divided on key tenets of decolonization strategy; and, more often than not, it was broader macroeconomic and geostrategic factors rather than the agendas of particular business interests, that informed imperial policy.

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