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Comparing British Colonialism

Matthew Lange

in Lineages of Despotism and Development

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226470689
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226470702 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.003.0008
Comparing British Colonialism

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This chapter evaluates explores the generalizability of the findings from the in-depth case studies through several more abbreviated case studies of former British colonies. It analyzes eleven additional former British colonies to determine the institutional mechanisms that influenced postcolonial development. These include Hong Kong, Barbados and Malaysia. The findings confirm that indirect rule is strongly and negatively related to broad-based development.

Keywords: former British colonies; institutional mechanism; postcolonial development; Hong Kong; Barbados; Malaysia; indirect rule

Chapter.  9105 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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