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Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

imperialist project. 25 Jennifer Pitts mentions only two alternative thinkers in nineteenth-century Britain critical of British imperialism: the linguist Henry Stanley and the polymath Francis Newman (brother of the famous cardinal Newman). 26 But the most widely known liberal critics of the British Empire were Richard Cobden, John Bright and Herbert Spencer. 27 In France, Gaston Jèze and Charles Solomon were critical of colonial rule but they did not

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
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Thomas Robb

-makers as economic problems and the unwillingness of subsequent governments to maintain Britain’s global military commitments clearly challenged the idea of Britain acting as a global lieutenant to the United States. Continued British economic weakness, typified by the devaluation of its currency in 1967 and the transition of the British Empire into a Commonwealth, along with the 1967 decision by the Wilson government to withdraw all British forces ‘East of Suez’, cemented both the image and the reality that the UK was no longer a global power.69 Much of the rationale

in A strained partnership?
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

early 1990s were exciting times to conduct research in Cambridge, and my own work took forward some of the concerns arising from the writings of C. A. Bayly as well as profiting from conversations with Ajay Skaria on archival work and fieldwork, history and anthropology. C. A. Bayly , Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire ( Cambridge : Cambridge

in Subjects of modernity
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Association and distinction in politics and religion
Rodney Barker

Norman French who seized power in England in 1066 felt no desire or need to amend their language or culture to that of those whom they now ruled, or to transform the language or culture of their subjects. The practice of the British Empire in India, by contrast, illustrates a very different, if complex and uncertain, relation between a ruling and a ruled culture. In mobilised societies rulers must be sufficiently like those whom they govern not to appear alien, but unlike them sufficiently to be justified in being in command. They need, in order to

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Rodney Barker

of universal essences) not only because its geographical extent has fluctuated, but because it gradually acquired, and then lost, an empire. The pageantry of empire, and particularly the pageantry of Indian empire, was distinct and spectacular. Between the two world wars Edwin Lutyens created splendid architectural images for the British Empire in India long after the imperial crown had ceased to exercise political rule. At the same time, a relationship between government and governed which for most people most of the time had been local and parochial was slowly

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

public utilities such as the coal mines, railways and gas and electricity supply, as well as policies to cope with post-war reconstruction in a context of severe austerity and adjustments of Britain’s international status during a period when parts of the British Empire were seeking self-rule. Attlee died in 1967. [See also: Beveridge Report*; Potsdam conference*] Auriol, Vincent President of the French Fourth

in The politics today companion to West European Politics