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Empire, development & colonialism: the past in the present

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dc.contributor.editor Duffield, M. en
dc.contributor.editor Hewitt, V. en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-04T14:16:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-04T14:16:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07-08 en
dc.identifier.uri https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/empire-development-and-colonialism-the-past-in-the-present en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9861
dc.description.abstract This collection draws on a range of methodologies and approaches to explore the similarities, differences and overlaps between the contemporary debates on international development and humanitarian intervention and the historical artefacts and strategies of Empire. The parallels between the language of nineteenth-century liberal imperialism and the humanitarian interventionism of the post-Cold War era are striking. The American military, both in Somalia in the early 1990s and in the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, used ethno-graphic information compiled by British colonial administrators. Are these interconnections accidental curiosities or more elemental? The contributors to this book articulate the belief that these comparisons are analytically revealing. From the language of moral necessity and conviction, the design of specific aid packages, the devised forms of intervention and governmentality, through to the life-style, design and location of NGO encampments, the authors seek to account for the numerous and often striking parallels between contemporary international security, development and humanitarian intervention, and the logic of Empire. This book will be of great interest to all those concerned with understanding the historical antecedents and wider implications of today's emergent liberal interventionism, and the various logics of international development. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject COLONIALISM en
dc.title Empire, development & colonialism: the past in the present en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9270 en
dc.outputnumber 8095 en
dc.bibliographictitle Duffield, M. & Hewitt, V. (eds). (2016) <i>Empire, development & colonialism: the past in the present. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en

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