Michael Woolcock, Simon Szreter and Vijayendra Rao

obscuring the less savoury aspects of that process (slavery, colonialism, exploitation, suppression, theft).13 Moreover, they argue, as part of this obfuscation, the mantra of ‘development’ enables the rich to lecture the poor about their putative political, cultural and moral failings, doing so as a pretext to encouraging (if not forcing) them to buy goods and resources (by going deeply into debt) and/or to adopt policy measures, institutional reforms and behavioural traits that they are told will surely correct these failings (but in fact will most likely serve only to

in History, historians and development policy
Eşref Aksu

resources were especially plentiful in the southern provinces of Katanga (provincial capital: Elisabethville) and Kasai (provincial capital: Luluabourg). 6 In 1906 the Belgian company Union Minière du Haut Catanga was given exclusive mining rights in Katanga until 1999. 7 While the Belgian colonialism was oppressive, local resistance to it did not mature until the second half of the 1950s. 8 In

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

insurgent who was not a “pre-political” subject but one entirely coeval with, a contemporary and a constituent of, politics under modern colonialism and colonial modernity. 47 In each case, Indian subalterns engaged and expressed modern processes as subjects of modernity. On the other hand, middle-class nationalism in India, the work of Indian modern subjects who were rather different from their

in Subjects of modernity
Theorising the en-gendered nation
Elleke Boehmer

, and certainly in the operation of its iconographies and spectacles of power, nationalism operates as a masculine family drama (borrowing a term from Freud’s 1909 work), based on, as will shortly be seen, gendered and unequal images of family roles.20 In one of Cynthia Enloe’s snappy formulations: ‘[women] have often been treated more as symbols than as active participants by nationalist movements organised to end colonialism and racism’.21 Judith Butler sheds light on this central contradiction of nationalism in a 2000 essay on the paradoxes of universality, noting

in Stories of women
Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
Jeremy C.A. Smith

to Latin America by the long shadow of colonialism is a frequent one of popular literature. As a result of the Conquest, Latin American cultures are marked by a peripheral mood of abandonment. Estranged from autochthonous roots –​and at the same time also from the promises of modernity –​Latin America is ‘not quite anywhere, its search for identity necessarily following a labyrinthine path’ (Schelling, 2000: 9). How did post-​war modernists confront the condition of searching for a place in the world? The image of labyrinthine quest is made explicit in the

in Debating civilisations
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Medical missionaries and government service in Uganda, 1897–1940
Yolana Pringle

, 1970; Kirk Arden Hoppe, Lords of the Fly: Sleeping Sickness Control in British East Africa, 1900–1960 , Westport, CT, Praeger, 2003 ; Kuhanen, Poverty, Health and Reproduction ; Carol Summers, ‘Intimate Colonialism: The Imperial Production of Reproduction in Uganda, 1907–1925’, Signs , 16, 4, 1991 , pp. 787–807; Michael William Tuck, ‘Syphilis, Sexuality, and Social

in Beyond the state
Anna Greenwood

8 Denise Roth Allen, Managing Motherhood, Managing Risk: Fertility and Danger in West Central Tanzania , Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2002 ; Valarie Fildes, Lara Marks and Hilary Marland (eds.), Women and Children First: International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870–1945 , London, Routledge, 1992 ; Sarah Hodges, Contraception, Colonialism and

in Beyond the state
Racism, immigration and the state
Steve Loyal

racism are not, however, unique to Irish society but mirror – albeit within a different time scale – the earlier development of exclusionary policies and racism in other parts of Europe during and after the mid-1970s. Yet the exclusionary and racist processes within Irish society have assumed a specific configuration unlike that in most other developed nation states. The development of anti-immigrant policies and the increase in racism 74 eih ch-4.P65 74 26/3/03, 15:10 Racism, immigration and the state 75 have challenged the belief that the colonialism and

in The end of Irish history?
Robbie Shilliam

upon an exorcism of colonialism. Nevertheless, Fanon treats these ‘traditions’ instrumentally. Keen to escape the dialectical traps laid down by the lord/massa, Fanon cannot consider the drum beats as aspects of living knowledge traditions. Indeed, we should not forget that for Fanon drums are the ultimate fetish that white people have used to entrap him in an unhuman blackness, a zone of non

in Recognition and Global Politics
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

least four points are worth making. First of all, Kant was guarded on intervention, not wanting to open a Pandora’s box, given his views on war and peace, autonomy and morality. Secondly, he wrote Perpetual Peace in the wake of the French Revolution and apparently one of his main preoccupations was not to give grounds for foreign interventions against Republican France 41 (as advocated, say, by Burke). Thirdly, Kant, as a cosmopolitan, was not an advocate of conquest and colonialism

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century