Conclusion and Discussion

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:
Conclusion and Discussion

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the developmental legacies of British colonialism and the uneven development among former British colonies. It identifies three state structural characteristics that helped former colonies under direct rule achieved broad-based postcolonial development. These include greater degree of bureaucracy and high levels of infrastructural power and state inclusiveness. This chapter concludes that colonial state legacies are an important cause of uneven development among former British colonies.

Keywords: developmental legacies; British colonialism; former British colonies; direct rule; postcolonial development; bureaucracy; infrastructural power; state inclusiveness

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Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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