British Colonial Development Policy after the Second World War

The Case of Sukumaland, Tanganyika

By Rohland Schuknecht

The concept of "development" is one of the lasting legacies of the late colonial era in Africa. Taking Sukumaland in Tanzania as a reference, this book explores British colonial ideas about rural "development" and examines the results of their application after 1945. Colonial attempts to change African systems of agriculture are discussed extensively and critically assessed. Other issues like the exploitative character of British colonial development policy in the postwar period, the role of cooperatives, and the connection between development policy and decolonisation are also addressed. This book is the published version of author Rohland Schuknecht's doctoral thesis.


368 pages

Publication Date: 4/26/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643105158